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CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology

Overview

At a glance

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. The course also provides an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology, should you be interested in further study.

Study modes On-Campus, Online
Rank OP: 17 SR: 62 ATAR: 53.35
Units/credits 8/48
Availability Adelaide; Brisbane; Cairns; Melbourne; Rockhampton North; Sydney; Townsville; Online Study
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
QTAC Code BNE: 881841, CNS: 821849, ROK: 851841, TSV: 801849, Online: 851845
VTAC Code MEL: 1700210031, Online: 1700110031
UAC Code SYD: 160062, Online: 160063
SATAC Code Adelaide: 5C6002
CRICOS 063667B

* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from main round offers for Term 1 2018. They represent the minimum competitive rank that applications were considered for entry to a course. Entry to a course is competitive and a cut off score lower than the minimum competitive rank may have been needed to gain entry to a particular course. Entry ranks vary from year to year so are provided as a historical guide of past performance.

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


Career opportunities

Completion of the Diploma of Information and Communications Technology will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • administrator
  • application specialist
  • communications specialist
  • database designer
  • network engineer
  • programmer
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst
  • technical writer
  • web designer
  • web programmer.

Details

Summary

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.

Why Study at CQUniversity

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

All of our courses are flexible, with most offering you the choice to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by online study. 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.

Our focus extends beyond teaching just the technical aspects and focuses on delivering a unique personal approach to teaching. Every program is delivered by our supportive lecturers and staff who offer industry-relevant and real-world experience in roles such as ICT specialists, programmers, flight operations managers, 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 ICT projects coming online, so there has never been a better time to enjoy the benefits that CQUniversity offers to boost your prospects for a successful career in ICT, multimedia or aviation.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete a total of eight units.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Diploma of Information and Communications Technology course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

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

Academic Requirement

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.

Find out more about academic requirements.

English Requirement

English Test

IELTS Academic5.5 with no individual band score of less than 5.0
TOEFL Internet-basedOverall score of 65 with no score less than 15
Pearson Test of English AcademicOverall score of 46 with no score less than 42

Find out more about English requirements and pathways information.

OP: 17 , SR: 62 , ATAR: 53.35

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

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’.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Estimated first year fee: $29 040
Estimated full course cost: $29 040

At CQUniversity, we are committed to making education accessible to everyone. That is why on top of offering multiple pathways for entry to our courses and a generous variety of scholarships, we also offer highly competitive fees. When referring to course fees for international students, please note the following:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars AU$.
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • 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. This estimate assumes a full-time study load.
  • The typical total course fee is an estimate of the tuition fees for the whole course. This estimate is based on typical unit enrolments in each year of the course, with indexation of the international subject fees at six per cent per annum for every additional year of study. Total course fees assume students complete no more than the course duration indicated.
  • International students 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 only take 25 per cent of their entire course by online study, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

You may refer to the International Courses and Fees 2019 to see the full list.

Scholarships

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

How to Apply

Applying

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

Do I need to register to apply?

Yes. Registering with iStart will allow you to do the following:

  • Complete your application
  • Monitor the status of your application
  • Receive an offer
  • Accept your offer.
Can iStart accept applications for all courses?

Yes, iStart can accept applications for all courses including English, vocational, undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and Research Higher Degrees (RHD).

You can apply to study English language only, or for both English language and academic course at the same time.

If your chosen academic course is available by online study, you can choose Distance Education on the relevant screen when you apply.

How many times can I apply?

You can only submit one application. If you change your mind about the course you are applying for, please log into iStart and send an email to the International Admissions Team through the system or email  international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

How do I apply for credit?

You can apply for credit within iStart. Instructions are provided on the relevant screen.

What type of supporting documents do I have to provide?

You will need to provide certified* copies of the supporting documents below:

  • Academic transcripts
  • Translations of academic transcripts (if original documents are in a language other than English)
  • Personal identification document e.g. passport
  • Evidence that you meet the English requirement e.g. an English test result.

If you do not have your latest academic transcript, please provide a copy of your most recent academic transcript. The International Admissions Team will be in contact if they need further information or documentation.

* A certified copy is a photocopy of the original document with a certification stamp that includes the certifier's printed name, title or position, signature and date of notary. It may be from a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner of Declaration, a contracted agent of CQUniversity or the issuing authority of institution.

Is there an application fee?

There is no application fee.

Can I apply for the International Student Scholarship through iStart?

Yes. During the application, you will be able to indicate if you would like to apply for an International Student Scholarship. You may find more information on the International Student Scholarship, including the selection criteria on our website.

Can I apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship through iStart?

No. To apply for a Research Higher Degree (RHD) scholarship, you must use the Research Scholarship online application form. Please check what is available on the Research Scholarships page or email rhd-admin@cqu.edu.au with any queries. Please note that the RHD scholarship rounds are only open twice a year.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A RESEARCH HIGHER DEGREE?

Research Higher Degree candidates apply via iStart with an Expression of Interest which asks you to select your course and location, along with providing a brief description of your proposed research topic. Expression of Interest must be submitted by the prospective candidate.

Depending upon the outcome of your Expression of Interest, you may be invited to submit a full application for admission as a research higher degree candidate. The University reserves the right to refuse admission to any applicant.

How long will it take to assess my application?

Once we receive all required supporting documents, it will take approximately 10 to 14 working days to process.

How will I be notified of my application outcome?

You can log into iStart to check the status of your application. You will receive an email from the International Admissions Team notifying you of the outcome of your application.

Who can I contact to discuss my application?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au.

Who can I contact if I am experiencing technical difficulties with the system?

Please email the International Admissions Team at international-admissions@cqu.edu.au describing the issue.

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.

Register your interest