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CG56 - Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

About Information Technology

With rapid advances in technology now encompassing every aspect of our daily lives, the IT career path is one of the best remaining guarantees of a job for life.  Because IT offers transferable skills, the IT professional can practise anywhere in the world. For many, the chance to travel and work at the same time is a real motivator, opening up fresh possibilities for an enjoyable and varied international working life.

A career in IT offers real flexibility in how, where and when you work.  Permanent jobs, short-term contracts, working from home and career breaks all become possible with the right skills and careful planning.  In the new economy the virtual worker is becoming a reality.

A career in IT can give great job satisfaction and it can be very rewarding too.  Salaries and employment benefits for the right people in the right place are excellent, attracting above average remuneration packages.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

The program will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage over recent graduates.  Positions in the IT sector include applications programmer, systems designer, computer programmer, computer systems auditor, database administrator, database design specialist, IT manager, IT security manager, network administrator, network designer, network programmer, network analyst, project manager (IT), software consultant or a software designer - the possibilities are endless.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time  
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
International - BNE; GDC; MEL; ROK; SYD; External
Courses/Units of Credit 6 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Arts, Business, Informatics & Education
How to Apply direct to the University - ONLINE
Entry Requirements please refer to the entry requirements section.
Professional Accreditation

This program has been accredited by the 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 eligibility concerning membership, please refer to the ACS official web site: www.acs.org.au

Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GradDipIT 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 062753A - NSW / 062766G - VIC / 069471K - QLD

Program Aims

This program provides an opportunity for graduates who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in information technology at a professional level. Within this highly relevant framework graduates are well prepared to contribute to future growth and changes, whilst at the same time enhancing their individual advancement opportunities.

Program Structure

Students must complete 6 courses (48 units of credit).

Courses Offered

Students must complete 6 courses
Course Code Course Name
A minimum of 3 courses from this list
COIS20008 ICT Project Planning and Management
COIS20025 Systems Development Overview
COIS20026 Database Development and Management
COIT20228 Information and Communications Technology Management
COIT20233 Professional Skills for Information and Communication Technology
COIT29222 Programming Principles
Up to 3 courses from this list
COIS23001 Network Security
COIS23002 Digital Forensics
COIT20226 Software Design and Implementation
COIT20227 Enterprise Computing
COIT20229 Networking with TCP/IP
COIT23001 Object Oriented Development

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