Diploma in
Information Technology

Diploma in Information Technology is an advanced program offering comprehensive knowledge in software development. Hands-on projects and problem-solving focus prepare students for higher-level IT careers or specialized fields. Ideal for aspiring professionals seeking advanced IT skills and career growth opportunities.

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  • Melbourne
  • Adelaide
  • Sydney

Next intake:

  • February 13
  • May 8
  • July 24
  • October 9


  • 66 Weeks (Course Breaks Included)


  • $15,500
Am I a Domestic or International Student?
You are considered a 'domestic' student for application purposes if: You are an Australian citizen; You are a New Zealand citizen (or dual citizenship holders of either Australia or New Zealand); You are an Australian permanent resident; You are an Australian permanent humanitarian visa holder. *If you don't hold one of the above visas or citizenships, you will apply as an international student.
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Diploma of Information Technology

The Diploma of Information Technology s an advanced and comprehensive program covering software development, networking, cybersecurity, and project management. Hands-on experience and emphasis on problem-solving prepare graduates for rewarding IT careers or further specialization. Ideal for aspiring professionals seeking advanced IT skills and growth opportunities in the dynamic technology industry.

Program Highlights

Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) offers an advanced curriculum covering software development, networking, cybersecurity, and project management. Students gain hands-on experience, preparing them for rewarding IT careers or further specialization. This industry-relevant program equips graduates with essential skills for success in the dynamic technology landscape.

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Diploma in Information Technology covers software development, networking, cybersecurity, and project management.

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Hands-on Experience

Practical projects and real-world application enhance problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

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Versatile Career Options

Graduates can pursue roles as IT support specialists, junior web developers, and cybersecurity analysts.

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Industry-Relevant Skills

Graduates are equipped with expertise aligned with current IT industry demands.

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Adaptable Professionals

Diploma holders thrive in the dynamic technology landscape, driving digital transformation across industries.

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Pathway to Success

The program prepares individuals for rewarding IT careers and further specialization in the ever-evolving technology sector.

Open doors to opportunities around the world

Earn a degree that will elevate your international career prospects. Build a global network with students from over 100 countries around the world.


Course Overview

The Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) is a comprehensive and advanced program designed to equip students with a broad understanding of the dynamic IT industry. Throughout this diploma course, students will delve into a diverse range of subjects, including software development, networking, cybersecurity, database design, and project management.

The curriculum is structured to provide students with hands-on practical experience, enabling them to apply their theoretical knowledge to real-world IT scenarios. Emphasis is placed on problem-solving, critical thinking, and effective communication skills, ensuring that graduates are well-prepared to address complex IT challenges in professional settings.

This qualification is for individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, either working independently, as part of a team or leading a team to deliver project outcomes. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor). The skills required for advanced networking includes configuring and managing virtual computing environments and security within ICT networks.

Course Name: ICT50220 – Diploma of Information Technology

Cricos Code: 105637A

Duration: 66 weeks including breaks

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Delivery Mode
  • For Domestic students: face-face classroom-based and/or workplace training
  • For international students: face-face classroom based.
Course Requirement
  • Completion of senior high school to the Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Mature age students can also enter based on an interview with VIT staff

Minimum Age Requirement

18 years or older at commencement of course.

Minimum English Language Requirement

  • Cert III in EAL / Academic IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent
  • Satisfactorily completed ELICOS at to at least Upper Intermediate level
  • Completed equivalent of Australian Year 11 qualification from any of the English speaking countries such as Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • Completion of any Australian AQF Certificate III or higher qualification
  • Satisfactorily completion of at least one semester of study in Australia in a tertiary course (satisfactorily for this purpose would mean that the applicant has completed 50% or more of the semester load)
  • Completed a Placement Test devised and administered by VIT or a nominated accredited agency

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Course Structure

The Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) offers a comprehensive curriculum. Through hands-on learning and practical projects, students develop strong problem-solving skills and gain real-world experience. Emphasis on soft skills ensures graduates are well-rounded IT professionals ready to excel in various professional settings. With opportunities for specialization and industry-relevant skills, this diploma prepares students for successful IT careers and adaptability in the dynamic technology landscape.

Originate and develop concepts

Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Lead and facilitate a team

Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

Manage client problems

Install and manage complex ICT networks

Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutions

Design, build and test network servers

Manage network security

Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

Implement secure encryption technologies

Install and maintain valid authentication processes

Configure, verify and troubleshoot WAN links and IP services

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers

Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches

Manage system security on operational systems

Build a dynamic website

Create dynamic web pages

Training Pathways

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points demonstrating potential to undertake vocational education and training at advanced diploma level, including:
ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology OR Other relevant qualificationJob roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.
Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network Administrator
  • System Administrator
  • IT Administrator
  • IT Operations Administrator
  • Network Services Administrator

Assessment Methods

The Institute will use the following assessment methods during this course which include and may not be limited to Questions, Assignments, Projects, Case Studies, Activities, Third Party Reports/Logbooks, Portfolio, Observations, Tests and Written Assessments.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

For information regarding your eligibility for Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer, please email [email protected]


Your Diploma in Information Technology career outlook

A Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) offers diverse career opportunities in the IT industry. Graduates gain expertise in software development, networking, cybersecurity, database design, and project management. They can pursue roles as IT support specialists, junior web developers, network technicians, cybersecurity analysts, database administrators, and project coordinators, contributing to innovation and growth in various sectors.

The Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) provides both theoretical knowledge and hands-on skills for success in the dynamic IT industry. Graduates are prepared for diverse roles, from web development to cybersecurity, with industry-relevant expertise to thrive in the evolving technology landscape.

Completing the Diploma in Information Technology (ICT50220) empowers individuals for impactful careers in technology. With a broad curriculum and practical experience, graduates become versatile professionals contributing to digital transformation and advancements across industries.

IT Support Specialist

Diploma holders in Information Technology are well-prepared for the role of IT support specialists. They provide technical assistance to end-users, troubleshoot software and hardware issues, and ensure the smooth functioning of IT systems within organizations. Their expertise in problem-solving and communication enables them to deliver excellent customer support and maintain efficient IT operations.

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Junior Web Developer

Graduates with a Diploma in Information Technology can pursue careers as junior web developers. Armed with knowledge in web development and programming languages, they design and create websites, implement user-friendly interfaces, and optimize website performance. Junior web developers play a crucial role in creating engaging online experiences for businesses and users.

Cybersecurity Analyst

With a solid foundation in cybersecurity gained from the diploma program, individuals can become cybersecurity analysts. In this role, they assess and monitor an organization's IT infrastructure for potential security threats, implement security measures, and respond to incidents. Cybersecurity analysts are instrumental in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting businesses from cyber threats.

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