International Course Info

Diploma of Information Technology

  • National Code: ....
  • CRICOS Code: 095516G

The Diploma of Information Technology is a higher education qualification that will prepare you for employment in entry level roles in the IT industry. You will gain introductory knowledge in computing, programming, databases, internetworking as well as the critical thinking and communication skills that you will need as an IT professional.

In addition you will select one elective from either introductory cryptography or introductory data analysis.

Upon completion of this Diploma, you will be eligible to receive 1 year advanced standing in the Bachelor course. The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) is a professional degree preparing graduates for employment in the financial services sector in Australia and overseas.

Students must participate in additional support classes to improve their language skills. The support is integrated into the program within class and provided after class.

Subject area: Information Technology

Course code:
Course fee:
1 Year


  • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
  • English Requirements
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 overall score with a minimum band score of 5.0 or one of the following:
  • TOEFL (iBT) with the following minimum scores: overall 46, reading 4, listening 4, speaking 14 and writing 14
  • Pearson Tests of English (PTE) Academic overall score of 42 and a minimum score of 34 in each component
  • Year 12 from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the USA

    FOR 2020

    Meadowbank Total course fee: A$23,000 Enrol: Feb (Full) , Jul
    St Leonards Total course fee: A$23,000 Enrol: Feb


    To receive the Diploma of Information Technology students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.



    Graduates can enter into year 2 of the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) (20524).



    Course fees and duration can vary based on the Institute you want to study at, the entry requirements for the course, and the year you will begin study.

    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


    Graduates will be able to work in a range of entry level positions in the IT industry.


    TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.