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CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology

Overview

At a glance

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.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Rank OP: 17 SR: 63 ATAR: 56.70
Courses/units 16/96
Pre-requisites QTAC: English (4, SA); see entry requirements tab for UAC and VTAC pre-requisites
Availability BrisbaneCairnsMelbourneSydneyRockhamptonTownsvilleDistance Education 
Duration 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code BNE: 880931, CNS: 820939; ROK: 850931, TSV: 800939; Distance: 850935
VTAC Code MEL: 1700210221, Distance: 1700110221
UAC Code SYD: 160160, Distance: 160161
CRICOS 079940C

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.

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Term 3 intake is available in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and by distance for both domestic and international students.


Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

This course has been accredited at the associate level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). For personal eligibility for membership refer to ACS website at www.acs.org.au Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, please check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.

Details

Summary

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 program 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 distance education, and either full-time or part-time.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity's Information Technology (IT) courses recognise the impact of IT on all aspects of our day-to-day lives.  We offer a wide range of study options leading to traditional IT qualifications, as well as specialist areas such as aviation technology and multimedia studies.

All of our courses are flexible, with most courses offering you the choice to study either full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. This means you can individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

At CQUniversity, we provide just the right mix of theory and practical experience to ensure that you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to widen your career options.  In some of our courses you will also be given the opportunity to pursue paid work placements where you can earn while you learn.

Unlike most other IT programs, our focus extends beyond teaching just the technical aspects but focuses on delivering a unique personal approach to teaching.  Every course is delivered by our supportive lecturers and staff who offer industry-relevant and real-work experience, from areas such as IT specialists, programmers and graphic designers.

Our courses are monitored and upgraded to ensure they stay current, are at the leading edge of new developments, and in line with the latest industry practices.  We also have a host of new IT projects coming online, so there has never been a better time to enjoy the benefits that CQUniversity offers and boost your prospects for a successful career in IT.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete a total of 16 units including eight core units, four units from within a given list and four electives.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Associate Degree of Information Technology course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

OP: 17 , SR: 63 , ATAR: 56.70

OP = Overall Position (QLD school leavers), SR = Selection Rank (mature age students), ATAR = Australian Tertiary Admission Rank

QTAC

English (4, SA)

UAC

English (Standard,  Band 2)

VTAC

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Student Profile

Information on the Student Profile for this course by campus as well as the OP/ATAR profile for recent school leavers is available at our prospective students page.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Domestic Students

If you are not born in Australia,Canada,New Zealand,United Kingdom,Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Information on English Language Proficiency requirements is available here.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can lodge your application to study at CQUniversity via one of the following Tertiary Admission Centres:

  • Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC)
  • South Australia Tertiary Admission Centre (SATAC)
  • Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
  • Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)
  • Western Australia (Apply WA).

Use the table below to find your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre depending on where you live, and where/how you wish to study:

Should you require assistance please contact our Student Advice team.

  QLD NSW SA VIC WA Distance
Undergraduate Apply through QTAC Apply through UAC Apply through SATAC Apply through VTAC Apply through Apply WA Apply through your state tertiary admissions centre, if the program is not listed, apply through QTAC

For more information on applying for Associate Degree of Information Technology, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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