Diploma of Information and Communication Technology at Central Queensland University, Australia

With the Diploma in Information and Communication Technology, you may pursue a career in IT with the confidence that comes from a combination of cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience.


With the Diploma in Information and Communication Technology, you may pursue a career in IT with the confidence that comes from a combination of cutting-edge knowledge and practical experience. 

Using the most modern hardware and software, you will develop a variety of skills in programming, database design, and network infrastructure. You can enter the Bachelor of Information Technology through this program, which will help you advance your career in a rapidly changing industry.

In this course, you will learn the fundamental concepts of information technology (IT), which can also be used as a stepping stone for admission to the Bachelor of Information Technology degree.

Throughout your education and training, you will pick up a number of computing and IT skills. Gain access to the most recent hardware and applications as you learn. 

Also, you will have the confidence you need to pursue a career in this developing industry thanks to the Diploma in Information and Communications Technologies blend of academic and practical skills.

Besides that, the course functions as a prerequisite for other programs as well as an independent qualification. The credits earned in these portions of this program's sections may allow you to transfer credits earned there into the Bachelor of Information Technology.

What you will study

Program Structure:

Students should be aware that, depending on their institution, they may be required to complete some courses online. 

  • Term 3 courses are not offered on all campuses. 

  • If a student wants to study in Term 3 from a campus where the unit is not offered, they must enroll online.

  • Six core units and two elective units must be completed.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Information and communications technology's guiding principles are described and put to use.

  1. Effectively communicate in writing and verbally with members of the public as well as other information technology professionals.

  1. Construct information systems and effectively address information technology concerns as a group.

  1. Utilize your knowledge of information and communications technology's unstructured problems to design data communication, information systems, and programming solutions.

  1. Identify the social and professional challenges that IT professionals face, as well as the ethical issues that arise when using the technology.

Career Opportunities

After completing your information and communications technology degree, you will be prepared to look for jobs in positions, including:

  • Administrator

  • Application specialist

  • Communications specialist

  • Database designer

  • Network engineer

  • Programmer

  • Systems administrator

  • Systems analyst

  • Technical writer

  • Web designer

  • Web programmer

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

  • A secondary qualification or

  • (AQF) diploma level qualification

  • Bachelor level qualification with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

English Language Requirements

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), including 5.5 in speaking, listening, and reading.

  • TOEFL - 75

  • PTE - 54

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition Fee 

  • Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee ($8,016)


CQUniversity believes that everyone should be able to attend college. Because we understand that everyone periodically needs assistance, regardless of circumstance, we are happy to provide a number of scholarships, bursaries, and stipends.

$33,360 per year
  • Level
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    1 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    $3,000 OFF