Diploma of Information and Communications Technology - CG36
The Diploma of Information and Communication Technology combines leading-edge knowledge with practical experiences providing you with the confidence to pursue a career in IT. Using the latest hardware and software while you learn, you will develop a range of skills in programming, database design, and network infrastructure. To grow your expertise further and advance your career in a fast pace and dynamic industry, this course provides you an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology.
On Campus, Online
1 years full-time, 2 years part-time
Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney, Townsville, Online
This course will provide you with the underpinning knowledge and skills in information technology (IT), and can also provide an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology.
During your education and training, you will develop a range of skills in computing and information technology. Benefit from access to the latest hardware and software while you learn.
The Diploma of Information and Communications Technology combines theoretical and practical approaches, providing you with the confidence to pursue a career in this growing industry.
In addition to being a stand-alone qualification, the course provides an entry pathway into other programs. You may be eligible for credit for units completed within this program into the Bachelor of Information Technology.
|Core Units||6||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete a total of eight units.
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.
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|Term 2 - 2022||Brisbane Cairns Melbourne Rockhampton Sydney Townsville|
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|Term 3 - 2022||Available Online|
|Term 3 - 2023||Available Online|
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; or
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.
Completion of the Diploma of Information and Communications Technology will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as:
- application specialist
- communications specialist
- database designer
- network engineer
- systems administrator
- systems analyst
- technical writer
- web designer
- web programmer
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|International Indicative First Term Fee||$16,680.00|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||$33,360.00|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
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