Diploma of Information Technology

VU course code: VDIT | CRICOS: 077776D, 093392J | Level of study: Undergraduate
1 year full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person, Online Self-Paced
Footscray Nicholson, India Online, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Achieve your dream of becoming an in-demand IT professional. Our diploma offers a practical, supportive program directly leading into the second year of Bachelor of Information Technology.

Our Diploma of Information Technology has been designed for students taking the first step towards our bachelor degree, and professionals building their current IT knowledge and skills.

We help you prepare for a degree with targeted support and tuition. We'll also help you enhance your professional-communication and academic-writing skills.

You’ll learn up-to-date skills and knowledge for a career in IT, including:

  • networking (CISCO)
  • designing databases
  • writing computer programs in Python
  • connecting databases to dynamic websites
  • scheduling ICT development using Microsoft Project
  • using Linux (LPI).

If you successfully complete this diploma you will be eligible for a guaranteed place in the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology, the  Bachelor of Cyber Security or the Bachelor of Data Science.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your educational achievements and work experience, as well as your skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

ATAR requirements

No minimum ATAR required

This course does not have a minimum ATAR requirement for entry. Read the entry criteria for this course below.

Why ATAR is not applicable

You do not need an ATAR score to apply for this course. Instead, you need to have successfully completed secondary school and to meet any requirements outlined below. Our courses and support programs are designed to prepare students from diverse cultures for success, regardless of their ATAR, age, education or socioeconomic background.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) is subsidised by the government, reducing it to the amount listed here. Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens will qualify for a CSP place. If your course is not Commonwealth supported, or you don't qualify, you'll pay full fees.

Learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places




When you graduate, you’ll be qualified for entry-level work in the IT industry, including:

  • computer and network support
  • website development
  • database support.


Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find the average salary for an ICT support technician in Australia.

If you continue onto our Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll be ready to work in higher-level IT roles, earning a higher salary.

Pathway to accreditation

When you progress to the Bachelor of Information Technology, you’ll be eligible for professional accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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