Graduate Diploma of Networking

About the course

The Graduate Diploma of Networking (GDNet) is intended for new graduates as well as experienced IT professionals who wish to update their skills or change their area of specialisation. It effectively opens up new career possibilities in the network management field ranging from network security to wireless and mobile technology.

This course of study provides a high level overview of network systems design, system administration, network security and wireless technology along with professional skills that can be applied directly in professional practice. Through the course students will gain high-level, advanced skills in networking technology to meet the demands of both small and large organisations.

The GDNet aims to furnish graduates with the skills to deal with complex issues, displaying initiative and being employment-ready as networking professionals.

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CRICOS Course Code 067440M (VIC)
072670K (NSW)
Duration 1 Year (2 Trimesters)
Intake March, July, November
Location On Campus at Melbourne and Sydney Campus
Study mode Fulltime & part time

Aim and Objectives

Graduates of this course will:

  • Possess a body of knowledge that demonstrates understanding of state-of-the-art developments in the area of Networking
  • Exercise critical thinking, and problem-solving ability to tackle complex new problems
  • Show initiative, critical thinking, responsibility to themselves and others, and adaptability
  • Be able to adapt their knowledge and collaborate and communicate effectively with others in a professional setting

Course Structure

Graduates are required to complete 120 credit points of units. Each unit consists of 20 credit points. A full time study load is 60 credit points per trimester. It comprises of four core units and two electives. Electives MN404 and MN405 are available for students who need to supplement their undergraduate degree program. Students who have gaps in their undergraduate program will need to undertake these units to ensure they meet prerequisite requirements for core units.


Year 1


Any level 8 and 9 Networking units satisfying their pre-requisite(s).


Year 1

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.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the GDNet may find employment in areas of network management system administration and ICT services delivery and management within a wide range of public and private enterprises. Typical roles include Network Security Tester, Network Support, Systems Administrator, Internet/Intranet Network Manager, Sales Engineer, and Help Desk Manager.

Professional accreditation and memberships

The Graduate Diploma of Networking is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) -

Upon a successful completion of the GDNet you will be eligible to transfer into the second-year of the Master of Networking at MIT. The MIT Master of Networking is accredited at the Professional Level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Upon a successful completion of the Master of Networking, you will be eligible for ACS membership.

Entry Requirement

For the cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology or a related discipline such as computer science, software engineering, computer engineering or networking. For the non-cognate stream: An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any other discipline. For country specific requirements, please contact MIT Admissions Department.

English language requirements - International students

English language Proficiency tests Results Required
IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 6.5

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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Find out more about MIT's Admission Criteria and application information here.

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You must apply through VTAC if you are a current Year 12 student (Australian Year 12, the IB in Australia or New Zealand) Intending to apply to multiple institutions.

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You can apply directly to MIT if you are: A non-current Year 12 student or Intending to apply only to MIT, Applying for November intake, A Post Graduate student, or Too late to apply through VTAC

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