The Diploma of Information and Communications Technology course is designed as a transition course for students seeking an entry pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology course.
In addition to having value in its own right as a stand-alone qualification, the course provides an entry pathway into CQUniversity's degree courses, and units completed in these courses can be transferred into the University's Bachelor of Information Technology course.
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, Database Administrator, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|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)||DipICT|
|AQF Level||Level 5: Diploma|
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||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||not applicable|
|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 technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements|
|4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 6||Total credit points: 36|
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.
Diploma of Information and Communications Technology
|Year 1 - Term 1|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|COIT11238||Networked Infrastructure Foundations|
|COIT11239||Professional Communications Skills for ICT|
|Year 1 - Term 2|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|COIT11223||Information Technology and Society|
|COIT11237||Database Design & Implementation|
|Number of units: 2||Total credit points: 12|
The two electives can be either:
|Students may choose to do any of the following:|
|COIT11134||Object Oriented Programming|
|COIT11240||Dashboard Design and Visualisation|
Recommended Study Schedule
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.