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CQUniversity Australia (CQU)

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Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

  • Graduate Diploma

By choosing to study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you will obtain the knowledge to successfully design, implement and manage issues involved in the application of Information Technology (IT).

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Course Code
CC46, 083578D
Study Mode
Online, In person

About this course

By choosing to study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology you will obtain the knowledge to successfully design, implement and manage issues involved in the application of Information Technology (IT).

You will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and practicalities of the information systems development process. Your study will also provide a broad understanding of IT applications as well as specific skills in programming, databases and project management.

You have the option to choose one unit from one of the three majors in the Master of Information Technology (software design and development, networks and information security, and mobile application development) plus one elective. After completing this course you will have the skills to manage future business challenges and enhance your individual advancement and employment opportunities.

With this course you will enhance your knowledge from the areas studied in the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology. The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is a pathway into the Master of Information Technology.

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have:

  • A completed Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian University or college, or equivalent; or
  • A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, or equivalent; or
  • A completed CQUniversity Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 or 12, or equivalent), or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland or United States of America.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

N/A

Health Requirements

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Domestic and international students please see the CQUniversity Handbook.

Study locations

Rockhampton

Sydney

Melbourne

Brisbane

Online

Career pathways

On completing a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology you are able to progress to the masters level course and will have increased managerial abilities boosting your IT career opportunities in roles including:

  • database administrator
  • developer programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • network administrator
  • project management support officer
  • web developer.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at CQUniversity Australia (CQU).
74.7%
Overall satisfaction
79.7%
Skill scale
63.4%
Teaching scale