The Associate Degree course is designed for students interested in an Information Technology (IT) course that combines a solid core of IT content with a wide choice of electives. Units from the three IT majors offered at the undergraduate level can be chosen to prepare you for employment in a target role. Guidance will be provided to assist you in your elective choices with a major plan from the Bachelor of Information Technology.
The core units in this course will provide you with a solid grounding in the core body of IT knowledge and skills as defined by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
A career in Information Technology (IT) is fast-paced, challenging and dynamic. IT specialists are sought after in nearly every business or organisation and in a range of employment fields from finance, medicine, arts, education, the military, manufacturing to high-tech business. Job opportunities exist as Developer Programmer, Web Developer, Analyst Programmer, Business Analyst, Database Administrator, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, Business Analyst Support Officer, Project Management Support Officer.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||96|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||ADIT|
|AQF Level||Level 6: Associate Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
|Rank Threshold||SR 60 | ATAR 60|
English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology|
|Exit Awards||CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology|
Australian Computer Society (ACS) - Associate level.
Please note: the ACS accredits each campus individually, therefore students should check the current status of accreditation for newly established locations.
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have broad theoretical and technical knowledge with some depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate information and concepts from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative thinking skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge and ideas with some depth in a discipline|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, communication and analytical skills to interpret and transmit responses to sometimes complex problems|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to make a clear and coherent presentation of knowledge and ideas with some intellectual independence|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in paraprofessional practice|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and/or for further studies in one or more disciplines|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 12||Total credit points: 72|
Students should note that they may be required to take some units online depending on the campus of their study. Term 3 units are not offered on some campuses. If the student wants to study in Term 3 from the campus that the unit is not available, the student will need to enrol online.
The core structure consists of the eight core units from CQ18 Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT), plus four units chosen from a given list of units that are also offered in the BIT.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|COIT11238||Networked Infrastructure Foundations|
|COIT11223||Information Technology and Society|
|COIT11237||Database Design & Implementation|
|COIT12208||ICT Project Management|
|COIT11239||Professional Communications Skills for ICT|
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|COIT11134||Object Oriented Programming|
|COIT12200||Software Design & Development|
|COIT12206||TCP/IP Principles and Protocols|
|COIT12205||Knowledge Management Principles|
|COIT12201||Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics|
|COIT12202||Network Security Concepts|
|COIT11240||Dashboard Design and Visualisation|
|COIT12203||Workflow Analysis & Management|
When planning their course of study, students should familiarise themselves with the above list of units. Additionally, students should be aware when the units are available prior to selecting and enrolling in their chosen four units. This information is available in the unit availability section of the CQUniversity Handbook.
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
Students may choose 4 electives from any courses offered by CQUniversity provided all required pre-requisites for those units have been met.
No more than 2 electives may be Level 1 units.
You will need access to a computer for your studies. Regular access to the Internet, email and a Microsoft Windows computer is required.
Recommended Study Schedules
A recommended study schedule for this course can be obtained from your course advisor. Students may determine their own schedule based upon credit transfers and personal study requirements. It is important to note that full-time students usually enrol in 4 units per term and part-time students usually enrol in 2 units per term.
For Course Planners please refer to the following website http://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/new-students/planners-and-profiles
Please note: students must check to see when and where a unit is offered before enrolling. See the unit availability in this handbook for details.