Diploma of Information Technology
Begin your journey into professional IT practice
Build core knowledge in topics covering computer hardware and software. Explore networking, programming, website development and cloud computing. You’ll become proficient in use of programs such as C++, Python and Java.
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At Torrens University Australia you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle. Thanks to their innovative digital learning system you’ll gain the ultimate in flexibility, and still receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities. Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7.
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What you'll learn
As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, we take a progressive approach to learning. Our courses are co-designed, developed and delivered with industry, giving you confidence that you’ll graduate job-ready.
During this course you will:
- Demonstrate knowledge of computing technologies in solving practical business IT problems.
- Appraise IT technologies in cloud computing and software development for building practical business IT applications.
- Apply principles of human-centred design to IT solutions.
- Propose IT solutions to diverse stakeholders for their approval.
- Interpret professional obligations, ethics, and social responsibilities in a professional IT context.
Successfully completing a Diploma of Information Technology prepares you to seek employment in the IT and software industries in roles such as:
- Helpdesk support
- Website developer
- Entry-level software programmer
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change. Entry requirements for this course includes:
- Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification
- Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate) or equivalent.
- Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above.
Work and Life
- Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.
English Proficiency Requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Don’t meet the entry requirements? We have numerous pathway programs to get you started. Contact our Future Student Advisors to learn about alternative entry options.
Credit for previous study or work
Torrens University offers pathway opportunities to further your learning. If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against a degree with Torrens University, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. Under Torrens University's Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.
Our Future Student Advisors will happily walk you through the application process.
Designed in collaboration with industry to provide you with the knowledge required to get started in the ICT sector, this course will equip you with foundational knowledge in topics such as computer hardware and software, networking and programming, website development and cloud computing. You will have gained a thorough introduction to IT professional practice.
The curriculum of this course is structured to align with the guidelines of the Australian Computer Society, the peak body for the ICT industry.
Tailor your study to your lifestyle thanks to our innovative digital learning system, accessible from anywhere with 24/7 personalised support. With all your course materials online, and the option to study full or part time, on-campus, online or a blend of both it's all about flexibility.
Course duration: 1 year full time, up to 2 years part time, 6 months accelerated
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
The course structure comprises of 8 Information Technology (IT) core subjects over levels 100 and 200, as follows:
- Level 100: 7 mandatory IT core subjects
- Level 200: 1 mandatory IT core subjects
No elective subject is offered.