12 months full time
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. In the 2019/20 financial year, 53% of employers indicated they intend to increase their permanent IT staff levels and demand for skilled IT professionals is likely to continue growing. Secure your future today with essential ICT problem solving skills that will keep you in demand.
You’ll learn fundamental skills across a range of IT disciplines. This includes software development, web design, server administration, virtualisation, 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 maximise your employability.
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.
80% of the course delivery will occur remote/online and the remaining 20% of the course delivery will occur face-to-face.
Units are assessed in a variety of ways including tests, practical exercises, online assessment, case studies, demonstrations, observation and assignments.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBSUS501||DEVELOP WORKPLACE POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR SUSTAINABILITY||Core||50|
|BSBWHS501||ENSURE A SAFE WORKPLACE||Core||60|
|BSBWOR502||LEAD AND MANAGE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS||Elective||60|
|ICTICT406||BUILD A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE||Elective||20|
|ICTICT509||GATHER DATA TO IDENTIFY BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS||Core||30|
|ICTICT517||MATCH ICT NEEDS WITH THE STRATEGIC DIRECTION OF THE ORGANISATION||Core||50|
|ICTNWK505||DESIGN, BUILD AND TEST A NETWORK SERVER||Elective||50|
|ICTNWK507||INSTALL, OPERATE AND TROUBLESHOOT MEDIUM ENTERPRISE ROUTERS||Elective||120|
|ICTNWK508||INSTALL, OPERATE AND TROUBLESHOOT MEDIUM ENTERPRISE SWITCHES||Elective||90|
|ICTNWK615||DESIGN AND CONFIGURE DESKTOP VIRTUALISATION||Elective||80|
|ICTPMG501||MANAGE IT PROJECTS||Elective||80|
|ICTPRG425||USE STRUCTURED QUERY LANGUAGE||Elective||60|
|ICTPRG527||APPLY INTERMEDIATE OBJECT-ORIENTED LANGUAGE SKILLS||Elective||60|
|ICTSAD501||MODEL DATA OBJECTS||Elective||30|
|ICTSAD502||MODEL DATA PROCESSES||Elective||30|
|ICTSAS518||INSTALL AND UPGRADE OPERATING SYSTEMS||Elective||50|
|ICTWEB502||CREATE DYNAMIC WEB PAGES||Elective||40|
|ICTWEB503||CREATE WEB-BASED PROGRAMS||Elective||60|
|ICTWEB505||DEVELOP COMPLEX WEB PAGE LAYOUTS||Elective||40|
|ICTWEB506||DEVELOP COMPLEX CASCADING STYLE SHEETS||Elective||40|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
This direct entry course is open to post-Year 12 students, mature aged applicants and people who have sufficient relevant vocational experience.
The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the Diploma course are as follows:
IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our teaching resources are based on Windows and software that runs on a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education operating system.
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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