Diploma of Information Technology




80 weeks

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In this course students will learn how to control and manage Information and communication technology (ICT) services and support within small to medium businesses which employ a wide array of ICT technologies. Students may specialize in Computer Systems Specialist, IT Network Design and Implementation, IT Software Development, Web Site Developers.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $46,300 per year.

Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies.

Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

Entry requirements

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, Although, It is highly recommended that the student:

  • have satisfactory numeracy and literacy capabilities
  • are mature age
What you'll learn

To complete this qualification you will need to complete:

A total number of units: 20

  • 4 core units
  • 16 elective units

Mandatory Units:

BSBSUS501 – Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
BSBWHS501 – Ensure a safe workplace
ICTICT509 – Gather data to identify business requirements
ICTICT517 – Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

Elective Units

Networking Units
ICTNWK505 – Design, build and test a network server
ICTNWK506 – Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services in a medium enterprise network
ICTNWK507 – Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTNWK524 – Install and configure network access storage devices
ICTNWK532 Identify and resolve network problems
ICTSAS517 Use network tools
Software Development / Programming Units
ICTPRG527 Apply intermediate object-oriented language skills
IICTPRG505 – Build advanced user interface
ICTPRG523 – Apply advanced programming skills in another language
ICTPRG601 Develop advanced mobile multi-touch applications
ICTPRG509 Build using rapid application development
 Web Development Units 
ICTWEB501 – Build a dynamic website
ICTWEB502 – Create dynamic web pages
ICTWEB505 Develop complex web page layouts
ICTGAM517 – Produce a digital animation sequence
ICTWEB504 – Build a document using eXtensible markup language
ICTWEB506 Develop complex cascading style sheets

Teaching and assessment

Timetable:  Tuesdays & Wednesdays + Online content (The timetable for future intakes may differ to the current schedule.) 

Delivery Method: is a combination classroom delivery (face-to-face). Competencies will be assessed by theory tests, practical tasks and project work.

Delivery Location: Course is delivered on-site at our Brisbane Campus: 21 Parkview Street, Milton, QLD.


Have trade skills and work experience but no formal qualification?

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process of having your work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification.

Fast track your studies and bridge the gaps in your skill set through the RPL. InTech offers you the chance to take all your experience and turn it into a Diploma of Information Technology!!

For each unit, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • A Portfolio of Evidence which includes:
    – Prior Qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    – Employment History (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    – Work samples and other relevant documents (photos, videos, etc.)
    – References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    – Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop/classroom
  • Written/Verbal Testing

Apply for RPL or for Credit Transfer for discounted fees and reduced study duration.

Career Pathways

Specialists may work on specific computer systems, such as databases or security, or be in charge of all the systems used on a network. They may also train employees in the use of systems, troubleshoot system malfunctions and enact system security measures.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network design, implementation and management
  • Web Development Specialists
  • Information Technology Manager
Fees and funding

Fees: AUD $10,000.00 -no hidden fee

The tuition fees as published are subject to change annually given individual circumstances at enrolment and a number of other factors.

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan. This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Intake Dates: There are 4 intake dates in a year: Jan-Feb, April-May, July & September-October

Fee reduction applies for: Credit Transfer, RPL

How to apply

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Professional accreditation and recognition

On successful completion of this course including competence in all assessment requirements , you will be awarded the Diploma of Information Technology.  This qualification is recognized nationally under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check the www.training.gov.au

Additional information

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au