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CA99 - Associate Degree of Information Technology

Overview

Course Overview

The Associate Degree course is designed for students interested in an IT course that combines a solid core of IT content with a wide choice of electives. Units from the three ICT majors offered at 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).

Career Information

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.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
Please Click Here for more information.
The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 unitss of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 unitss of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2017

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2016

Students entering the course in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 units of the course, and not be eligible for credit for these units from other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2015

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2014

Students entering the program in Term 3 must be commencing with the first 4 courses of the program, and not be eligible for credit for these courses form other studies.
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2014

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Rank Threshold OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Rank Cut-Off OP 17 | SR 65 | ATAR 59.9
Entry Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites: English (4, SA)

English 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:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

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:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

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

Refer to international student page

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge
No information available at this time
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology
Exit Awards CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology
Professional Accreditation

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.

For enquiries concerning eligibility or membership, please refer to the ACS official website:
http://www.acs.org.au/

Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2019 11
2018 11
2017 12
2016 10
2015 14
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain the foundational concepts of the ICT discipline.
  • 2. Design systems using contemporary platforms, tools, languages and styles.
  • 3. Work independently and as a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 4. Explain the legal, social, ethical and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation ICT systems.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
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
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 12 Total credit points: 72

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

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.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
COIT11223 Information Technology and Society
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
COIT12208 ICT Project Management
COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT

Available units
Students must complete 4 from the following units:
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
COIT12200 Software Design & Development
COIT12206 TCP/IP Principles and Protocols
COIT12205 Knowledge Management Principles
COIS12073 Enterprise Systems
COIT12201 Electronic Crime and Digital Forensics
COIT12202 Network Security Concepts
COIT12207 Internet Applications
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.

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Four electives

Electives may include general electives from other CQUniversity degrees.

Students should note when selecting units they will need to select at least six units at Level 2.

More Details

Computing Requirements

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.