Diploma of Information Technology

Dip IT at a glance

Graduates of this Diploma of Information Technology have two main opportunities; to work in the IT industry or enrol at Second Year level into a university degree. Both alternatives provide excellent career opportunities in the exciting and expanding global IT industry.

Graduates of this Diploma of IT may typically work as IT analysts, support technicians, administrators, programmers and managers.

Graduates of University Degrees in this area typically pursue careers in software engineering, cyber security and information technology, and often work in roles as; Webmaster, Software Support Officer, Project Manager or member of a Cyber Security team. Alternative roles in IT include; Computer Support Officer, Applications Developer, Systems Analyst, IT Consultant, e-Commerce Developer, Systems Administrator.

This course provides opportunities for students to appreciate the latest trends in Information Technology and to develop as lifelong learners who continue to update their knowledge and skills alongside their chosen career path.

Why the Dip IT?

  1. On successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology students receive direct entry into 2nd year at ECU
  2. Highly qualified and experienced lecturing team
  3. Small classes with hands on learning
  4. Supportive learning environment
  5. Improve networking skills
  6. Improve programming skills
  7. More affordable than university

2018 & 2019 Intake & Census Dates

Trimester 3 2018
Intake date:3rd September
Census date:  21st September

Trimester 1 2019
Intake date: 7th January
Census date: 25th January

Trimester 2 2019
Intake date: 15th April
Census date: 3rd May


More Info

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Complete Year 12
2nd Year Uni

Pathway options:

Edith Cowan University: Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security), Bachelor of Computer Science


Course Structure

  • PS101 Essentials of Professional Science (20CP)
  • PP102 Principles of Programming (20CP)
  • CF101 Computer Fundamentals (20CP)
  • SA101 Systems Analysis (20CP)
  • ITCOM102 Applied IT Communications (20CP)
  • COMSEC101 Computer Security (20CP)
  • COS102 Computer Operating Systems (20CP)
  • DD102 Database Design (20CP)

160 Credit points (CP) are required to successfully complete the course.

When and How

  • When: January, April, September
  • How: Face to face or as agreed with IIBT
  • Duration: 
  • Full Time (Standard) – 12 months
  • Full Time (Fast Track) – 8 months (conditions apply)
  • Part Time – 18 months or greater (Australian students only)

Contact Hours

  • Full Time (Standard) – 12 hours per week plus 15 hours private study
  • Full Time (Fast Track) – 16 hours per week plus 20 hours private study

Fast Track Conditions

Fast Track means that a student can complete the Diploma in two trimesters as opposed to the standard full time study mode of three trimesters.

Australian and International students meeting this criteria must apply to study in Full Time Fast Track mode prior to course commencement or within the first two weeks of their first trimester and will be required to attend an on-campus interview prior to approval.

Australian Students
(those holding Australian Citizenship or eligible visas)

Australian Students with an ATAR greater than 65 (or demonstrated equivalent) are eligible to study the Diploma of Information Technology in Full Time Fast Track mode.

Other considerations may be by portfolio entry e.g.:

  • Certificate completion
  • work history
  • other study undertaken
  • life skills

International Students

Considerations influencing approval of a Full Time Fast Track application will include the following: English language competency (IELTS 6.0 or greater); academic history; rationale for the application; supporting documentation/references from employers or lecturers confirming ability to manage the study load; demonstrated commitment to a study plan; pass personal interview with an IIBT academic staff member.

Entry Requirements

Australian Students:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • ATAR: not required
  • WACE: certificate of completion or equivalent.
  • ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology

International Students:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • IELTS 5.5 (Academic) with no individual band below 5.0 or equivalent
  • Successful completion of Academic English III at IIBT

 Academic Support

IIBT is committed to creating a supportive learning environment. The Student Support Services Officers are available to assist you with any questions about your academic or course progress. Our friendly teaching staff are committed to your learning success and also able to assist with your queries. Students can access a range of academic support at IIBT including one-on-one consultations with lecturers, additional support classes and the assignment of a mentor/peer supporter.




Year Duration International Students Australian Students
 2018  3 trimesters  A$ 19,840 A$ 8,840


Additional Fees

Materials Fee: A$ 400
Resource Fee: A$ 250 per annum
Enrolment Fee: A$ 190 non-refundable
ACS Membership: A$ 70


What do you enjoy most about studying at IIBT?

The small classes and close interaction with lecturers means I get one on one education plus working alongside local and international students enhances my cultural senses.