Diploma of Information Technology (IT) - Teach out mode only

Melbourne Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Board of Directors have decided not to recruit / enrol any new students in the Diploma of Information Technology course, effective 25th September 2017. This decision does not affect currently enrolled students, since units within their course will continue to be available for them to study and graduate, and the Diploma will be in a “teach out” study mode over the next two years. The reasons for this decision were the following:

  • Continuing low progression rates, low completion rates and high attrition rates;
  • Recent indications from the Federal Government in relation to the funding of undergraduate diplomas and
  • Relatively low number of students entering both courses and the projection that numbers will continue to decline.

In addition, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Government’s regulatory body, has approved MIT’s application to cease accreditation effective 25.9.2017.

MIT would also like to emphasize that this process affects future students who may have had plans to enrol at MIT in the Diploma courses, but not the currently enrolled students in any significant way.

Please note that all current Diploma students have been advised via an email this morning on the above, and were advised to contact Mr Ashlee Compton (acompton@mit.edu.au), Student Services and Engagement Officer (Level 2M) should they have any concerns.

All of MITs academic and student support services including mentoring, study skills, advocacy and counselling, will continue to be available to the Diploma students, and every effort will be made to facilitate their completing their diploma within the two-year timeframe, as per MITs ‘Student Continuity Contingency Plan’.

The Diploma of Information Technology (DIT) ) lays foundations in computing, computer hardware and architecture, web and multimedia technologies, operating systems and database technologies. It is delivered as a hands-on practical experience and learning course with different computer technologies, in both individual and collaborative modes. It also provides appropriate entry points for employment in the IT industry or entry into the second year of a relevant Bachelor course.

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Teach out mode only

  • VTAC Code
  • 9470194712 (DFP)
  • 9470194713 (IFP)
  • UAC Code
  • 570120
  • CRICOS Course Code
  • 051115M (VIC)
  • 072666F (NSW)

Duration: 1 years [2 Trimesters]
Intake: March, July, November

Graduates of this course will:
  • Demonstrate coherent foundation knowledge of Information Technology principles and ICT core body of knowledge
  • Be able to describe key technologies and use them effectively in an organisation
  • Exercise critical thinking and problem-solving ability at an introductory level
  • Professional skills: show initiative, critical thinking, responsibility to themselves and others, adaptability
  • Be capable of independent learning
  • Demonstrate introductory research skills
  • Be able to adapt their knowledge to diverse environments
  • Be able to collaborate with others to achieve a common goal

Each unit consists of 15 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points each trimester, for two trimesters. It comprises of seven core units and one elective.

Trimester 1
BN101D Effective Participation at Work
BN102D Web Systems
BN104D Operating Systems

Trimester 2
BN105D Information Technology for Users in Organisations
BN107D Multimedia Systems
BN108D Programming for Networking
BN204D Database Technologies

BN103D Platform Technologies
DB102 Fundamentals of Marketing
DB103 Management Principles
DB104 Introductory Accounting
DB106 Economic Principles
DB107 Commercial Law
DB108 Business Statistics

Program structures and units are subject to change through the process of regular course revision.  There is no guarantee that every unit will be offered in any particular trimester.

For graduates seeking immediate employment, the following are some of the entry level career opportunities:

Web programmer, help desk support, computer technician, data entry operator and IT sales consultant.

The Diploma of Information Technology is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - www.teqsa.gov.au.

Effective midnight 25/9/2017 the accreditation of the MIT Diploma of Business (or IT) ceased. The program is in teach out mode.

The entry requirements for undergraduate programs are outlined below:

Entry requirements: Successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent
Pre-requisites: None

Mature age entry

Mature-age applicants without formal qualifications may be admitted if they are able to demonstrate a range of attributes such as personal motivation, maturity and work experience or previous study. This is assessed on a case by case basis. Applicants are required to provide a personal statement outlining their interest, motivation and reasons for selecting the course including details of educational and any employment background.

As a minimum, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian year 12 or equivalent. For further country specific requirements, contact MIT Admissions Department. 

English Language Requirements - International Students

English language Proficiency testsResults Required
IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Overall score 60‐78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11, Speaking 17, Writing 20

PTE Academic

Overall score 50 with (no score less than 46)

Cambridge CAE

CAE Score of 169 (no band less than 162)


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Various scholarships are available at MIT. For further information, please check Scholarship information.



Even though MIT endeavours to provide correct information, this information may change throughout the year. You are strongly advised to verify the accuracy of this information with the relevant schools before making a decision.

This course is in teach out mode and is not accepting new applications.