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Diploma of Information Technology

  • Diploma

Accelerate your career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Information Technology. Developed in consultation with industry to teach you general ICT skills, this course helps you turn your passion for innovation and technology into developing a range of practical skills.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
12 months full-time
Course Code
ICT50118, 099786J
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb

About this course

Take the next step in your IT career

Accelerate your career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Information Technology. Developed in consultation with industry to teach you general ICT skills, this course helps you turn your passion for innovation and technology into developing a range of practical skills. In the 2019/20 financial year, 53% of employers indicated they intend to increase their permanent IT staff levels and demand for skilled IT professionals is likely to continue growing. Secure your future today with essential ICT problem solving skills that will keep you in demand.

Multiple qualifications from a single course

You'll learn fundamental skills across a range of IT disciplines. This includes software development, web design, server administration, virtualisation, networking, database design and development, IT project management and systems analysis. Our industry-experienced teachers are passionate and focus on each student's individual progress. Alongside your diploma, you'll also gain highly sought after training and hands-on experience with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching in our fully functioning Cisco Lab. You'll also receive Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training in Windows Server Administration to maximise your employability.

Worldwide work for qualified IT professionals

Once you complete this course, you'll have gained the practical skills and experience to impress employers and carve out your own career path based on your passions and interests. You could help develop the latest technologies in networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development. Potential career paths range from a network administrator or engineer to a systems developer, computer programmer or web development support.

Entry requirements

This direct entry course is open to post-Year 12 students, mature aged applicants and people who have sufficient relevant vocational experience.

Hardware and operating system requirements

The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the Diploma course are as follows:

  • Multicore 64-bit CPU (minimum 2 cores) with virtualisation support enabled
  • 8GB RAM is minimum but 16GB RAM is the recommended amount of physical memory installed
  • At least 256GB of Solid-State Disk (SSD) is highly recommended.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education 64-bit operating system

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our teaching resources are based on Windows and software that runs on a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education operating system.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

Pursue a career in network support roles and system development support roles.

  • Database Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Programmer
  • Systems Developer
  • Website Developer
  • Network Support
  • ICT Support
  • Software Developer
  • IT Project Manager

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
89.5%
Overall satisfaction
89.2%
Skill scale
80.6%
Teaching scale