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Diploma of Information Technology, Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
Geelong, Australia
The Diploma of Information Technology from Deakin University offers direct entry to 2nd year bachelor degree in IT, Computer Science or Cyber Security.
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The Diploma of Information Technology from Deakin College offers a supportive learning environment provides the best possible preparation for Deakin University.

You can study on a Deakin University campus with full access to accommodation, support services and University facilities.

Educational Opportunity

The Diploma of Information Technology provides a broad introduction to computing. Afterwards you can progress to a more specialised area during your degree such as computer science, cyber security, application development, cloud computing, creative technologies, game development and virtual and augmented reality.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Duration description

      8 or 12 months

  • Credits
    8 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Thinking Technology and Design
  • Algorithms and Computing Systems
  • Data Science Concepts
  • Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • Introduction to Responsive Web Apps
  • Data Capture Technologies
  • Exploring I.T.
  • Real World Practices for Cyber Security

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

CRICOS Provider Codes: Deakin College 01590J

  • Entry to Diploma courses requires the successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent.Specific academic entry requirements are listed below. Students with qualifications that are not listed should forward their application and academic results to Deakin College for assessment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28880 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28880 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    23920 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23920 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
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Living costs for Geelong

  • 1000 - 2000 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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


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