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Information Technology

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
32900 AUD/year
24900 AUD/year
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If your career objective is to work your way up to a high-level management position in IT, then the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from University of Canberra will give you the knowledge, skills and credentials to step forward and forge ahead with confidence.

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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.

These subjects will help you gain an in-depth understanding of how the IT industry works, how to interpret changes within the market, and most importantly how to adapt to new technology systems as they evolve – thus helping give your career a strong advantage by ensuring that your knowledge base is future proof and career ready.

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

Once you graduate, you will be able to serve in a range of technical and management positions which require IT expertise or, if you prefer to further your study skills in IT, you will be in a great position to undertake a Master of Information Technology , which is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology from 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a non-IT field or equivalent.

CRICOS Code: 096394E

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24900 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


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