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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology - 843AA

Course Code: 843AA
Course Version: 3
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880270
CRICOS Code: 040756B
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Climb the ladder to a management position in IT

If your career objective is to work your way up to a high-level management position in IT, then the UC Graduate Diploma in Information Technology course will give you the knowledge, skills and credentials to step forward and forge ahead with confidence.

This course has been specifically designed to give you a comprehensive and highly integrated understanding of a range of IT issues covering areas such as database design, security and support.

These subjects will help you gain an in-depth understanding of how the IT industry works, how to interpret changes within the market, and most importantly how to adapt to new technology systems as they evolve – thus helping give your career a strong advantage by ensuring that your knowledge base is future proof and career ready.

This course is perfect for those seriousabout career advancement or preparing for a future as an academic with a focus on IT.

Once you graduate, you will be able to serve in a range of technical and management positions which require IT expertise or, if you prefer to further your study skills in IT, you will be in a great position to undertake a Master of Information Technology and Systems, which is available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology at UC and you will:

  • gain a strong professional perspective on the ICT industry
  • deepen your knowledge and skills in ICT
  • learn to interpret and critique management ideas and strategies
  • gain the skills to be able to adjust to industry changes
  • study core areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’
  • work alongside industry specialists
  • build stronger professional networks
  • complement your existing academic knowledge for broader employment prospects.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is an integral component of the UC Graduate Diploma in IT course as it offers students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.

To ensure our students have access to the right people and places, UC works hard to foster close industry connections and regularly engages with industry partners who possess both the skills and experience to provide specialised knowledge and training opportunities.

All course content is reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group which is made up of a panel of highly qualified and respected industry experts.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Diploma in IT offers the perfect stepping stone to further academic study or a direct pathway for direct progression into a management position in any one of the following careers:

  • developer
  • programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • project support officer

Course-specific information

Upon completion, your studies can continue with a Master of Information Technology and Systems. Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma may apply and receive credit for units in the Mater's degree.

Enquiries

Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in a non-IT field or equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology GradDipIT

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020

$24,900

$32,900

2021

$25,500

$32,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Associate level.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex problems, solutions, concepts or theories in information technology area, to address the needs of a broad range of stakeholders, including technology specialists, managers, clients, regulators, etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Demonstrate coherent foundation knowledge of Information Technology principles and ICT core body of knowledge and be able to apply key technologies and use them effectively in an organisation. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Exercise critical thinking and problem-solving ability, and practice professional skills, by showing initiative, critical thinking, responsibility to themselves and others, and adaptability. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding and innovation mindset, to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and systems discipline, and design sustainable novel technology solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Acquire capability to learn independently, demonstrate research skills in an ethical manner, adapt their knowledge to diverse environments, and collaborate with others to achieve a common goal. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Advance knowledge of information and communication technologies communicate technical information clearly through presentations, demonstrations and documentation, and use independent judgment to synthesise information to manage IT issues. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard 1 year full time, or part time equivalent. Maximum - 4 years.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

Alternative Exits: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology - Must have passed 12 credit points as follows: Information Technology for the Workplace G, Professional Practice in IT G, Introduction to Information Technology G and Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship G (or other Information Technology and Systems units at G or PG Level as approved by the Program Director).

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

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