About This Course

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Course Overview

  • Use technology to make great things happen with a Diploma of Information Technology. This course teaches students to use information technology for general work and multiple specialised fields of their choosing.

    Students will choose their electives from 7 specialisations; Networking, Programming, IT Support, Web Design and Development, Digital Games, Digital Media Technologies, and Project Management.

    Electives in these specialisation teach students general skills and common industry workflows. The course structure ensures graduates are capable of working across multiple specialisations.

Course Units

  • Course Units

    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • BSBWHS501 Ensure a safe workplace
    • ICTICT509 Gather data to identify business requirements
    • ICTICT511 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the enterprise
    • ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
    • ICTICT507 Select new technology models for business
    • ICTPMG501 Manage ICT projects
    • ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
    • ICTSAS506 Update ICT system operational procedures
    • ICTSAD506 Produce a feasibility report
    • ICTPRG501 Apply advanced object-oriented language skills
    • ICTPRG502 Manage a project using software management tools
    • ICTPRG503 Debug and monitor applications
    • ICTPRG504 Deploy an application to a production environment
    • ICTPRG505 Build advanced user interface
    • ICTNWK501 Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions
    • ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
    • ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
    • ICTNWK504 Design and implement an integrated server solution
    • ICTNWK505 Design, build and test a network server

Career Outcomes

  • Graduates of this course will be qualified to administer and manage Information and Communications Technology support for a broad range of systems. They may find employment as Office Systems Administrators, Systems Managers, IT Support Officers, or Programmers.

University Pathways

This course articulates into the following pathway courses:
Name of UniversityDegreeCreditsCredit Type
Griffith UniversityBachelor of Information Technology80cpOfficial Packaged
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)Bachelor of Information Technology8Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityAssociate Degree of Information Technology8Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Information Technology8Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Arts8Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Psychological Science8Official Non-Packaged
Southern Cross UniversityBachelor of Art and Design4Official Non-Packaged

Where & When

    • Brisbane Intake:

    Hobart Intake: Monthly
    Delivery Mode: face to face and online

Entry Requirements

  • The training package does not have any entry requirement, but NIET’s specific course entry requirements are:

    • Education
    • Australian Year 11 high school certificate or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test
    • English
    • (International student only)
    • IELTS score of 5 or equivalent; or
    • Pass NIET entry test

Tuition Fees

    • Domestic Full Price: $5,000
    • Offshore International student: $10,000
    • Prices are indicative. Detailed pricing, terms and conditions will be provided in the Letter Of Offer when you apply.

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    Check the course details to make sure this is the course for you. We recommend that you also consult with our student services team if you want to discuss the course in more detail.


    Check the Requirements section to make sure you meet the criteria to enter the course. If you need to upgrade your English or your academic background, no problem, we can package these in.


    If you are eligible to join this course and you have your funding ready, applying is easy! Our simply online application form includes a Quick Guide section. Please read the guide first so you have everything correctly prepared before applying. After reading the guide, just contact us if you have any questions. Click the “Apply Now” button below to go to the application form and guide.

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