• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

During your education and training you will develop a range of skills in computing and information technology. Benefit from access to the latest hardware and software while you learn.

The Diploma of Information and Communications Technology at CQUniversity Australia combines theoretical and practical approaches, providing you with the confidence to pursue a career in this growth industry.

In addition to being a stand-alone qualification, the program provides an entry pathway into other programs. You may be eligible for credit for courses completed within this program into the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity's aviation, multimedia and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) courses recognise the impact of ICT on all aspects of our day-to-day lives. We offer a wide range of study options leading to traditional ICT qualifications, as well as specialist areas such as aviation technology and multimedia studies.

All of our courses are flexible, with most offering you the choice to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. This means you can individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs. At CQUniversity, we provide just the right mix of theory and practical experience to ensure that you graduate work-ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to widen your career options. In some of our courses you will also be given the opportunity to pursue paid work placements where you can earn while you learn.

Our focus extends beyond teaching just the technical aspects and focuses on delivering a unique personal approach to teaching. Every program is delivered by our supportive lecturers and staff who offer industry-relevant and real-world experience in roles such as ICT specialists, programmers, flight operations managers, and graphic designers.

Our courses are monitored and upgraded to ensure they stay current, are at the leading edge of new developments, and in line with the latest industry practices. We also have a host of new ICT projects coming online, so there has never been a better time to enjoy the benefits that CQUniversity offers to boost your prospects for a successful career in ICT, multimedia or aviation.

Career opportunities

Completion of the Diploma of Information and Communications Technology will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in roles such as:

  • administrator
  • application specialist
  • communications specialist
  • database designer
  • network engineer
  • programmer
  • systems administrator
  • systems analyst
  • technical writer
  • web designer
  • web programmer.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

You are required to complete the following compulsory units and electives.

» Programming Fundamentals

» Systems Analysis

» Networked Infrastructure Foundations

» Professional Communications Skills for ICT

» Ethics and Social Issues

» Database Design and Implementation

Electives

You can select two elective units and may undertake either:

» both elective units from the ICT Level 1 units listed below

» one of the units listed below and one elective from any other six unit of credit undergraduate unit offered by CQUniversity

» two electives chosen from any other six unit of credit undergraduate unit offered by CQUniversity provided all required pre-requisites for those units have been met.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    65

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent; or completion of AQF Certificate IV or equivalent.

CRICOS: 063667B

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30480 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30480 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Adelaide, Australia

    1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Townsville, Australia

    1500 - 2800 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Rockhampton, Australia

    1200 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Brisbane, Australia

    1402 - 2530 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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