Diploma of Information Technology

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099786J

Level of study: Certificates & Diplomas


Accelerate your career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Information Technology. Developed in consultation with industry to teach you general ICT skills, this course helps you turn your passion for innovation and technology into developing a range of practical skills. Secure your future today with essential ICT problem solving skills that will keep you in demand.

Multiple qualifications from a single course

You’ll learn fundamental skills across a range of IT disciplines. This includes software development, web design, server administration, virtualization, networking, database design and development, IT project management and systems analysis. Our industry-experienced teachers are passionate and focus on each student’s individual progress. Alongside your diploma, you’ll also gain highly sought after training and hands-on experience with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching in our fully functioning Cisco Lab. You’ll also receive Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) training in Windows Server Administration to maximize your employability.

Worldwide work for qualified IT professionals

Once you complete this course, you’ll have gained the practical skills and experience to impress employers and carve out your own career path based on your passions and interests. You could help develop the latest technologies in networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development. Potential career paths range from a network administrator or engineer to a systems developer, computer programmer or web development support.


Where will this take me

Pursue a career in network support roles and system development support roles. Possible career paths for information technology graduates include:

  • network support
  • ICT support
  • software development
  • web development
  • database development
  • systems analysis
  • IT project management
  • Database Developer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Programmer
  • Systems Developer
  • Website Developer
  • Accountant


This is a pathway program. The qualification provides the opportunity to progress into the HEBSIT Bachelor of Information Technology. Successful completion of this course provides credit into a maximum of 8 units credit (equivalent to 1-year full time study) into the degree course

How you learn

  • Blended
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation and assignments.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
16,602 Per Year
Read moreTuition fees per semester: 8,301; Materials Costs: 100
06 Feb 2023
10 Jul 2023
12 months
Blended study
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072

Entry criteria

Most certificate and diploma level courses require evidence of completion to studies equivalent to Australian Year 11 or 12.

If you do not meet Melbourne Polytechnic’s academic entry-level requirements but have acquired skills or knowledge relevant to your chosen course, you may apply as a mature age student. A mature age student is considered to be over 18 years old and has been out of full-time education for at least one year.

Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0. General IELTS: 6.0 overall individual bands: min 5.5, TOEFL iBT: 49 overall Writing: 18; Speaking: 16; Reading: 8; Listening: 7, Pearson Global Scale of English: – PTE Academic: 42 overall communicative skills: 36, Cambridge English Scale (- Cambridge: First (FCE), - Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), - Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall individual bands: 154, Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall individual bands: min ISLPR 2.


Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
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