CG36 - Diploma of Information and Communications Technology

Overview

Course Overview

The Diploma of Information 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.

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, Database Administrator, ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer.

Course Details
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

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Cairns - 821849
  • QLD - Brisbane - 881841
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 851841
  • QLD - Distance - 851845
  • NSW - Sydney - 160062
  • QLD - Townsville - 801849
  • VIC - Melbourne - 1700210031 
  • NSW - Distance - 160063
  • VIC - Distance - 1700110031 
  • SA - Adelaide - 5C6002
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • MEL - 063667B
  • CNS - 063667B
  • BNE - 063667B
  • ROK - 063667B
  • ADL - 063667B
  • SYD - 063667B
  • TVL - 063667B
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.
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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 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

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 - 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 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2019

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 1 - 2018

Adelaide
Brisbane
Cairns
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Term 3 - 2017

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 - 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 Requirements

Domestic students

Prerequisites - nil

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 Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation not applicable
Learned Society Accreditiation

N/A

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 37
2017 41
2016 37
2015 35
2014 34
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explain how the basics of information technology work and the fundamentals upon which technology is based.
  • 2. Communicate using oral and written communication with other information technology professionals and the general public.
  • 3. Work effectively within a team to build information systems and solve information technology problems.
  • 4. Apply skills in information systems development, data communication, and programming to solve unstructured problems.
  • 5. Explain the professional and social issues facing ICT professionals and interpret ethical situations as they relate to information technology implementation.
  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
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: 6 Total credit points: 36

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

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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

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

2 Electives

Students may undertake either:

  • both the two elective units from the ICT Level 1 units listed below
  • one of the units listed below and one elective from any other 6 unit of credit undergraduate unit offered by CQUniversity
  • two electives chosen from any other 6 unit of credit undergraduate unit offered by CQUniversity provided all required pre-requisites for those units have been met.

Available units
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
HRMT11010 Organisational Behaviour
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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.