SEARCH WEBSITE

Associate Degree of Information Technology - CA99

By studying the Associate Degree of Information Technology you will obtain the foundation to begin your pursuit of a career in information technology. You will gain a broad understanding and knowledge of a range of areas within the IT industry.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

RANK CUT OFF

OP:17 SR:65 ATAR:59.9

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:60 ATAR:60

UNITS/CREDITS

16/96

DURATION

2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

No recommended study required

CRICOS

079940C

An Associate Degree of Information Technology will provide you with a foundation to begin your pursuit of a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic career in the information technology industry.

The core units within this course will provide you with a solid grounding in the core body of information technology knowledge and skills as defined by the Australian Computer Society. The course allows you a wide choice of electives to pursue your area of interest.

By completing an Associate Degree of Information Technology it provides you with a gateway to a wide variety of professions. Information technology specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields ranging from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military and manufacturing to high-tech business.

Benefit from the flexibility to choose the study method that best suits you - on-campus or by online study, and either full-time or part-time.

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives 4 Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete a total of 16 units including 12 core units and four electives.

UNIT INFORMATION

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2020Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 2 - 2021Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville
Term 3 - 2020Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 3 - 2021Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2020Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2020Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

RANK THRESHOLD
SR 60 | ATAR 60.0      

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

RANK CUT-OFF
Minimum Unadjusted

OP 18 | SR 66 | ATAR 55.0

Minimum Adjusted
OP 17 | SR 64 | ATAR 60.0

The rank cut-off score is the competitive rank that was required to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. It will vary from year to year as it is a historical guide of past performance. The unadjusted score details the ranks before any adjustment schemes or factors were applied and the adjusted score details the ranks if these were applied.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

On completion of the Associate Degree of Information Technology, you will be able to pursue employment opportunities in many sectors including finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing and business, in fields such as:

  • computer technology
  • business analysis
  • data communication
  • data entry
  • database management
  • internet and web development
  • network and communication technology
  • programming
  • project management support
  • security
  • software development
  • systems analysis.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Associate level. Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations. For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website: http://www.acs.org.au/
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

VictoriaONL: 1700110221; MEL: 1700210221
QueenslandONL: 850935; TVL: 800939; CNS: 820939; ROK: 850931; BNE: 880931
New South WalesONL: 160161; SYD: 160160
South AustraliaONL: 5C5009
Western AustraliaONL: 150161

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

SEAMLESS PATHWAYS
The Diploma, Associate Degree and Bachelor of Information Technology provide you with study options that transition seamlessly.

You have the option to start at any level or work your way up from the diploma through to the bachelor.  If you commence with the diploma or associate degree, you will be supported as you progress and will be provided with guidance on selecting the appropriate units to study to ensure your transition is seamless. If you study the Bachelor of Information Technology, the Diploma and Associate Degree are embedded as exit and interim awards.

YOUR CAREER
Our information technology courses prepare you for a fast-paced and dynamic career. Our experienced lecturers and IT teaching team will guide and support you using the latest in learning technology, and provide you with a range of learning experiences that reflect modern practices in IT and ensure you graduate with the skills, knowledge and experience for a successful career in IT.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
  • Option 2: Perfect for returning CQUni students, if you are changing your CQUni course, or you are a current or previous CQUni SUN, STEPS or VET student.

Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a tertiary admission centre.

View the table below for the best application option based on where you live.

If you live in Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*
Queensland Apply via QTAC
New South Wales;
Australian Capital Territory
Apply via UAC
Victoria;
Tasmania
Apply via VTAC
South Australia;
Northern Territory
Apply via SATAC
Western Australia Apply via ApplyCQUni

*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.


Option 2: Are you a returning CQUni student or changing your course? Apply directly to CQUniversity.

You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:

  • have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • are applying for a change of course or readmission.
Apply direct