Diploma of Information Technology

VU course code: VDIT | CRICOS: 077776D, 093392J | Level of study: Undergraduate
1 year
Hybrid, In person, Online Self-Paced

Tuition: per semester AU$14,900

Footscray Nicholson, India Online, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 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

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’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

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

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.




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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