Graduate Diploma of Information & Communications Technology
(CRICOS Course Code 111204J)

Program Aim

The Graduate Diploma of Information & Communications Technology is a standalone qualification for professionals who wish to extend and update their knowledge in the space of ICT applications, their use, management and integration in business. This qualification offers non-ICT graduates a path to pursue a career in IT.

The students in Graduate Diploma of Information & Communications Technology will gain a comprehensive understanding of the techniques and practicalities of the information systems development process and will also provide a broad understanding of ICT applications. The students in this program will obtain the knowledge to successfully design, implement and manage issues involved in the application of Information Technology. This program prepares the student for the growing demand from business for graduates to be able to work with emerging technologies. Students will have the skills to manage future business challenges and enhance individual advancement and employment opportunities.

On completion of Graduate Diploma of Information & Communications Technology graduate will be able to:

  • Competently use professional skills and knowledge, including ethical knowledge, in the systematic development of complex information systems;
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of theoretical concepts applicable to information & Communications technology;
  • Design ICT solutions for contemporary business environments by employing appropriate problem-solving strategies;
  • Exhibit a range of interpersonal and academic skills with a strong focus on development practice in an independent or collaborative environment;
  • Be effective communicators of technology by communicating technical knowledge, concepts and technical ideas to a variety of audiences using a range of written and oral communication.

Graduates will be IT specialists who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands- on expertise to influence and reinforce an organisation's technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it. They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for an organisation. They may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment in all types of industries. Career opportunities are quite diverse with possible entry level career paths as a:

ICT Support Officer ICT Business Analyst
Database Analyst Systems Analyst
ICT Network Support Professional Web Analyst

It is proposed that the graduate diploma program will have the following delivery structure:

  • 1 year full-time, face to face classroom-based teaching in delivery over 2 semesters;
  • 8 courses;
  • No work-based training involved;
  • Each semester will run over 12 weeks;
  • Each course has 4 contact hours per week broken down into lecture and tutorial components (2 hours lecture + 2 hours tutorial);
  • 20 credit points (cps) per course;
  • 160 credit points to complete the program.

Program Progression Rules

To complete the Graduate Diploma of Information & Communications Technology program, the student would need to complete 8 courses in the following order:

Course Code Course Title Credit Points
Year 1 Semester 1 MSIT401 System Development Methodologies 20
MGMT401 Contemporary Management & Leadership 20
MBIS404 Networks and Communications 20
MBIS401 Information Systems and Strategy 20
Semester 2 MSIT403 Project and Change Management in ICT 20
MBIS403 Data Modelling and Database Development 20
MBIS402 Programming Fundamentals and Techniques 20
MGMT402 Strategic Management 20