Diploma of Information Technology


CRICOS Course Code: 097498M

Graduates of this Diploma of Information Technology have two main opportunities; to work in the IT industry or enrol at Second Year level into a university degree. Both alternatives provide excellent career opportunities in the exciting and expanding global IT industry.
Graduates of this Diploma of IT may typically work as IT analysts, support technicians, administrators, programmers and managers. Graduates of University Degrees in this area typically pursue careers in software engineering, cybersecurity and information technology.
This course provides opportunities for students to appreciate the latest trends in Information Technology and to develop as lifelong learners who continue to update their knowledge and skills alongside their chosen career path.
The best part is that entrance into the Diploma of Information Technology requires no ATAR result.

Why the Dip IT?

  1. No ATAR required
  2. Direct entry into 2nd year at ECU on successful completion of the Dip IT
  3. Top lecturers, small classes and all the support to help you get into uni
  4. More affordable than a university
  5. Achieve two qualifications – a Diploma of Information Technology and your University degree


Course Structure
  • PS101 Essentials of Professional Science (20CP)
  • PP102 Principles of Programming (20 CP)
  • CF101 Computer Fundamentals (20CP)
  • SA101 Systems Analysis (20CP)
  • COM102 Applied Communications (20CP)
  • COMSEC101 Computer Security (20CP)
  • COS102 Computer Operating Systems (20CP)
  • DD102 Database Design (20CP)
160 Credit points (CP) are required to successfully complete the course

Intake Dates

Mode of Delivery
Face to face

  • Full Time (Standard) – 12 months
  • Part Time – 18 months or greater (Australian students only)
Contact Hours Per Unit
2hr Lecture + 1hr Workshop face to face + 7hr
Independent Study = 10hr per week + 30 hours
Assessment and Exam/Test Preparation Over Trimester
Total 150hrs Time Commitment Per Trimester

Course Rules
Full Time: 3 units for first 2 trimesters and 2 units for last trimester
Part Time: 1 or more units per trimester

English Language Requirements Australian Qualification –
  • Year 12 English with minimum C; OR
  • Completion of an AQF Level IV course or above with a minimum 1-year study in Australia
International Qualifications and Tests 

Academic Entry Requirements
Domestic Students –
  • Successful completion of year 12 with a minimum 50% in 4 WACE subjects; OR
  • Successful completion of an AQF Level IV course
International Students –
International Qualifications and Tests 
  • Webmaster
  • Software Support Officer
  • Project Manager or member of a Cyber Security team
Alternative roles in IT include:
  • Computer Support Officer
  • Applications Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • IT Consultant
  • e-Commerce Developer
  • Systems Administrator

• International Students: $21,000

• Australian Students: $13,000

• Materials Fee: $600

• Application Fee : $250