Diploma of Information Technology

Duration: 8 months

Semester starts: February, June, October

CRICOS Code: 076109C

About this course

Study in one of Australia’s fastest growing industries and begin to explore some of the big issues in IT, including hacking, privacy and security. The Diploma of Information Technology provides a broad introduction to computing, after which you will progress to a more specialised area during your degree.

Specialist areas include infrastructure technology, planning and management of technology lifecycles, development of applications, systems, web multimedia resources, installation and administration of networks and information security.

Pathway opportunities

This Diploma is designed as a pathway into a bachelor course at La Trobe University. After the successful completion of the Diploma you may enter 2nd year of the Bachelor of Information Technology at the Sydney Campus.

Career opportunities

Popular careers at the completion of your diploma and bachelor degree include:

  • Applications Programming
  • Business programming
  • Business systems analysis
  • Computer sales and marketing
  • Computer systems auditor
  • Database administrator
  • Helpdesk support
  • IT consulting
  • Network engineering
  • Network security
  • Systems design and administration
  • Systems auditing

How to apply

Go to the apply now page and follow the prompts.

Sample course structure

The Diploma of Information Technology requires the completion of eight subjects, totalling 120 credit points.

Semester 1Semester 2
Fundamentals of Information TechnologyNetwork Engineering Fundamentals
Data-based Critical ThinkingInformation Systems
Programming EnvironmentFirst year elective subject
First year elective subjectFirst year elective subject

Please note: La Trobe University Sydney Campus offers diplomas providing an alternative entry point to our degree programmes. This diplomas are delivered on behalf of Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd, a Higher Education provider, CRICOS 03312D.