Diploma of Information Technology
The Diploma of Information Technology covers a broad range of computing topics such as web technologies, operating systems, business information systems, multimedia systems, computer organisation and hardware, the basics of programming, and database management systems.
This course is designed to prepare you for entry into the second-year of a relevant Bachelor degree, and it provides the foundation for more focused further study. Upon completion of the course, you will also receive a recognised Higher Education Diploma, which you can use to pursue employment opportunities.
Key features of the Diploma of Information Technology include hands on practical experience with computer technologies and collaborative learning.
Alternative pathway to second-year University
The Diploma of Information Technology is of two semesters (8 months) duration, and consist of units equivalent to the first-year of relevant Bachelor degrees at MIT and other Australian Universities. On successful completion of your Diploma of Information Technology, you could enter second-year of a relevant Bachelor degree at MIT, Monash University, University of Ballarat, Queensland University of Technology, University of Wollongong, or Griffith University. For detailed information, please contact MIT Admissions and Enrolments Department.
DIT second-year University pathway options:
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
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MIT - Bachelor of Networking, specialisations in: Network
Security, Wireless and Mobile Technologies, and Enterprise
|Monash University - Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems|
University of Ballarat
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Queensland University of Technology
- Bachelor of Information Technology*
*Minimum overall GPA of 5 (on a 7 point scale) required
University of Wollongong
- Bachelor of Information Technology (All Majors - e-Business, Social Policy, Network Design & Management and Web Design & Development)*
*60% Average marks required for maximum credit exemption
- Bachelor of Information Technology
How to Apply
Government supported FEE-HELP places available
Australian students applying to study at MIT are eligible for FEE-HELP – Australian Government loan scheme designed to assist Australian students undertaking tertiary education. FEE-HELP covers full or part of the student’s tuition fees, with no upfront fees required. For further information please click here.
|VAC course code||94712|
|CRICOS code(s)||051115M (Melbourne); 072666F (Sydney)|
|Hosted by||School of Information Technology & Engineering|
|Duration||1 year full-time, 2 years part-time|
Melbourne campus: March, July, November
Sydney campus: March, July, November
Domestic students: full-time, part-time
International students: full-time
|Course fees||Click here for Tuition fees|
For graduates seeking immediate employment, the following are some of the entry level career opportunities: web designer, system administrator, help desk support, computer technician, database administrator, and IT sales consultant.
Teaching methodology and assessment
The course is delivered in a small-class environment through lectures, labs, studio-based learning, tutorials and individual consultation. Where possible, case-study analysis and problem-solving approaches are adopted to enhance student learning.
Assessment is continuous during the semester, and consists of tutorial work, individual and group assignments, class participations, presentations, tests and final examinations. Final examination can vary depending on each unit structure.
Accreditation and recognition
The Diploma of Information Technology is accredited by the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and is registered on the Australian Government Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).