Diploma of Information Technology

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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 subjects in shaded boxes cannot be changed. The 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. Pre-requisites or co-requisites are shown in brackets and must be studied in the order they are presented as they provide pre-requisite knowledge for other subjects.

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.

Diploma of Information Technology (CRICOS 108617C)

The Diploma of Information Technology is intended to provide students with foundation knowledge and understanding of the concepts and practices of information technology and information system. The course focuses on preparing students for the challenges of entry level IT careers in the modern business environment. It aims to provide students with the decision-making and critical analysis skills required and apply their professional knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). There is a particular emphasis on the development of professional and personal skills to underpin success in their chosen career.

The Diploma of Information Technology can be taken as a stand-alone course of 6 core subjects and 2 electives (one is IT elective and another one can be IT/General elective) within 2 trimesters. Alternatively, the Diploma can be used as an entry point and direct entry pathway to the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate current, comprehensive, coherent and connected knowledge.

    • Introduction to the concepts, techniques and issues of ICT and its applications
    • Capacity to make links between theory and practice and apply knowledge to real world problems

2. Command the skills for adaptable, lifelong learning to grow in knowledge and skill throughout their lives

    • Communication skills for effective reading, writing, listening and presenting in varied modes and contexts and transferring knowledge and skills to others
    • Critical thinking skills to analyse and synthesise information and evaluate approaches to new problems
    • Problem solving ability utilising proficiency in numeracy, logic and data analysis
    • Information and technological literacy for accessing, evaluating and using information resources
    • Social interaction skills to work effectively in teams and exercise judgement

3. Display critical and creative thinking in their professional activities

    • Show an understanding of the values of scholarly enquiry
    • Show initiative through effective teamwork and self-directed learning
    • Exercise judgement to identify, evaluate and implement solutions to new problems

4. Attain an appreciation of diversity in an evolving world.

    • Value ethical conduct and professionalism in work and civic life
    • Respect diversity and social justice
    • Appreciate the experiences and achievements of other cultures

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • NA

Graduates of the Diploma of Information Technology may find entry level employment in Information Technology/Information Systems.

Graduates of the Diploma of Information Technology are eligible to apply for admission into KOI’s Bachelor of Information Technology. Students progressing into these courses will be given a maximum of 8 credits for prior learning for studies completed within the Diploma of Information Technology. Graduates may use the Diploma to gain admission into many other bachelor level courses in Australia and overseas.

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 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

First Trimester

BUS100Professional Communication Skills
ICT100Foundations of Information Systems
ICT102Introduction to Programming

Second Trimester

ICT103Systems Analysis and Design (ICT100)
ICT106Data Communications and Networks
BUS105Business Statistics

Electives: Provided that pre-requisites have been met, and the subject is offered in the trimester, students may choose any electives from the list below. (Pre-requisite shown in brackets.)

Information Technology Electives
ICT101 Discrete Mathematics for IT
ICT104 Program Design and Development (ICT102)
ICT205 Cyber Security (requires ICT106 to be completed in trimester 1)
ICT274 E-commerce

General Electives
ACC100 Introduction to Accounting
BUS101 Introduction to Business Law
BUS104 Introduction to Marketing
MGT100 Introduction to Management
MGT203 Operations Management

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