Diploma of Information Technology – VU Sydney

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Course code: VDIT
CRICOS code: 093392J
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters of study)
Fees: A$14,900 per semester (scholarship available)
Intakes: 19 February, 29 April, 29 July, 30 September


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. Over an extended 15-week semester, we’ll work with you to enhance your professional-communication and academic-writing skills.

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

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

We are proud that VU Sydney uses the innovative VU Block Model® across all our undergraduate courses.


To qualify for the award of Diploma of Information Technology, you must complete a total of 96 credit points.


Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements and prerequisites for this course outlined below.

  • Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent).
  • IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 5.5 (with no band less than 5.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking).

Applicants must be aged 18 or over to be eligible to apply for this course.


There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.


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

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

Use Labour Market Insights 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.

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


1. Talk to us – Call  +61 2 8265 3222

A conversation with one of our Student Enrolment Advisors will reassure you that you meet all the application requirements of the online course.

2. Prepare your documents

To complete your application, you will need to submit:

  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s or certificate/s of completion
  • a copy of your current CV that includes your current Position Description (PD)
  • supporting letter from your employer outlining your duties, responsibilities and duration of your employment/volunteer work.

3. Submit your application.

Apply online directly via our Admissions Centre.

You will receive an email to confirm your application and advise whether you need to provide any additional information.