Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Recognition under the Australian Qualification Framework

All KOI courses are accredited by TEQSA (Tertiary Education and Quality Standards Agency) and consistent with the AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). TEQSA regulates qualifications in the Australian education system.
This means that KOI is recognised as providing its students with quality education for the courses on offer in line with Australia’s Higher Education Standards.

The Course Overview –  can be used to view the course structure and sequence in which subjects should be studied. All subjects named (LISTED) in the Course Overviews are core subjects and must be studied to satisfy the requirements of the particular award.

The first two trimesters of the Master of Information Technology provide the underpinning knowledge and skills needed to successfully attempt the higher level subjects in the remaining trimesters.

The subjects in shaded boxes must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects. The remaining subjects (core and elective) have a recommended trimester, but may be studied in other available trimester slots to suit individual student preferences, provided pre-requisites have been completed.

Students may choose any elective subjects from the list following the Course Overview, provided the subject is offered in the trimester they wish to study it and they have met the relevant pre-requisites.

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (CRICOS 0100970)

The Graduate Diploma of Information Technology is designed for students from an IT background who have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in an IT area (information technology, information systems, software engineering, computer science) or students who have completed a Graduate Certificate of IT. The course includes core subjects in programming, database, project management and emerging technologies. The course also provides electives which allow students to tailor their learning needs to suit their career goals. This course prepares the student for the growing demand from business for graduates to be able to work with emerging technologies.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an enhanced knowledge of information technology and an awareness of recent developments in order to identify, analyse and solve complex information technology problems
  2. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking to identify, analyse and evaluate current theories and developments and emerging trends in information technology
  3. Communicate appropriate information technology solutions effectively to stakeholders
  4. Demonstrate high level personal autonomy, judgement, decision-making and accountability required to begin professional practice
  5. Articulate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and apply IT related skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner.

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Depending on the specialisations chosen, graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology may find employment as a Software and Applications Programmer, Web Developer, System Analyst, Analyst Programmer. The course is also a pathway to other IT careers.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology are eligible to apply for admission into further postgraduate qualifications in Australia and overseas. Graduates may apply for admission to KOI’s Master of Information Technology with credit given for relevant studies completed within the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Graduate Diploma of Information Technology study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1, 2023

General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

Electives: Students must choose 2 Electives from those offered in their second trimester.


First Trimester

BUS708Statistics and Data Analysis
BUS709 Communication in Business
ICT710IT Governance and Emerging Technologies
ICT711Programming and Algorithms

Second Trimester

ICT712Information Technology Project Management (Pre-req: 4 subjects completed)
ICT713Advanced Database Design and Development
IT Elective
IT Elective

IT Electives:
ICT722 Information Security
ICT723 Virtualisation and Cloud Computing
ICT724 Intelligent systems
ICT725 User Experience and Mobile Application Development
ICT726 Web Development (Pre-req: ICT711)
ICT730 Applied Analytics and Visualisation (Pre-req: ICT713, ICT731, BUS708)
ICT731 Data Mining (Pre-req: ICT713, ICT724)
ICT732 Big Data (Pre-req: ICT713, ICT731)
ICT733 Social Web Analytics (Pre-req: ICT713, ICT731, BUS708)
ICT740 Applied Cybersecurity (Pre-req: ICT722)
ICT741 Digital Forensics (Pre-req: ICT722)
ICT742 Cloud Privacy and Security (Pre-req: ICT722)
ICT743 IoT Security (Pre-req: ICT722)

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