12 months
34100 AUD/year
26500 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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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.

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


This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Associate level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Practice in IT 
  • Information Technology for the Workplace
  • Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Database Design  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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

CRICOS Code: 040756B 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34100 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    26500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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