Diploma of Information Technology

Please note: Navitas Bundoora Pty Ltd (Higher Education provider, CRICOS 03312D ) offers this course at La Trobe University’s Sydney Campus, as an alternative entry point into La Trobe’s degree programs. Students who pass all course requirements will receive a qualification from Navitas.

Duration: 8 months

Semester starts: February, June, October

Campus: Sydney

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.

Why choose the Diploma of Information Technology?

You will develop important study skills as well as an understanding of this rapidly developing industry. 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.

Our new La Trobe University Sydney Campus has the latest technology to support your learning experience and with small class sizes and a supportive and friendly environment, we'll help you make the smooth transition to university life and support you throughout your studies.

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

Key Dates



Career outcomes

Where can the Diploma of Information Technology take me?

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 the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology at the Sydney Campus.

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

Entry requirements

This course is open to both domestic and international students, please view the entry requirements for your location.

Please contact us to discuss entry requirements by calling (+61 2) 9397 7600, or ask a question online.

Bonus points

Eligible Year 12 students can receive bonus points for entry based on the subjects you completed.

Please call us to discuss your circumstances on (+61 2) 9397 7600.

How to apply

Follow the prompts to complete the online application form or call us for assistance on (+61 2) 9397 7600.

Recognition of prior learning

Students who have previously studied at a tertiary level may be eligible for credit for individual university level subjects contained within a Diploma program. Previous studies must be equivalent in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University and they must be relevant to the student's planned course of study. Credit will be determined on a case by case basis.

If you would like to discuss your circumstances, please call us on (+61 2) 9397 7600, or ask a question online.