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.

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You can work towards your Associate Degree of Information Technology now by applying for the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology. Our undergraduate certificates are made up of four units from the bachelor, allowing you to get started this July, gain a professional qualification along the way and transition seamlessly into the bachelor degree. View the course details section below to find out more.


On Campus, Online


SR:60 ATAR:60




2 years full-time, 4 years part-time


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





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 online study in your home country.

Core Units 12 Major Units None
Electives 4 Minor Units None


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


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


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

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.

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.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 2 - 2022Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville
Term 3 - 2021Brisbane Melbourne Sydney
Term 3 - 2022Brisbane Melbourne Sydney

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2022Available Online
Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Term 3 - 2021Available Online
Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
No information available at this time.
This course has no residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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 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


A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. Job opportunities exist as Developer Programmer, Web Developer, Analyst Programmer, Business Analyst, Database Administrator, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, Business Analyst Support Officer, Project Management Support Officer.

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:

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

This course is available at our regional campuses where you will automatically be eligible for an International Student Scholarship – Regional

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.

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.

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