• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
If your career objective is to work your way up to a high-level management position in IT, then the University of Canberra Graduate Diploma in Information Technology course will give you the knowledge, skills and credentials to step forward and forge ahead with confidence.


This course has been specifically designed to give you a comprehensive and highly integrated understanding of a range of IT issues covering areas such as database design, security and support.

This course is perfect for those seriosu about career advancement or preparing for a future as an academic with a focus on IT.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at University of Canberra and you will:

  • gain a strong professional perspective on the ICT industry
  • deepen your knowledge and skills in ICT
  • learn to interpret and critique management ideas and strategies
  • gain the skills to be able to adjust to industry changes
  • study core areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’
  • work alongside industry specialists
  • build stronger professional networks
  • complement your existing academic knowledge for broader employment prospects.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Diploma in IT offers the perfect stepping stone to further academic study or a direct pathway for direct progression into a management position in any one of the following careers:

  • developer
  • programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • project support officer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in IT 
  • Information Technology for the Workplace
  • Introduction to Information Technology 
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    24 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must have an undergraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University Admissions Committee.
  • Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Design Strategies may apply and receive credit for the 3 Graduate Certificate (level G) units.
  • In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.
  • CRICOS Code: 096394E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33100 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21504 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21500 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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