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Diploma of Information Technology

VTAC Code: ICT50118 CRICOS: 099786J VTAC Number: Preston 6900610104





12 months full time


12 months

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Take the next step in your IT career

Accelerate your career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Information Technology ICT50118. 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.

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, 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.

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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Pursue a career in network support roles and system development support roles.
  • Network Support
  • Website Developer
  • Software Developer
  • Database Developer
  • Programmer
  • Systems Developer
  • ICT Support
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Project Manager


This is a pathway program. The qualification provides the opportunity to progress into the HEBSITBachelor 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
I went with Melbourne Polytechnic because they offered a dual certificate in IT and Cyber Security, which was pretty good for me.
Jose Protacio
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC
Portrait of Cyber Security student, Jose Protacio

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

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. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
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

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $7850 $13150
Materials fee $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250
Total payable $8100 $13400
Per year $16604
Per semester $8302
Materials fee $100

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.

Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 1 November 2021. 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.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.


Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Additional expenses

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.

Raspberry Pi kit.
Raspberry Pi kit - $100

Information Technology Courses at Melbourne Polytechnic

Bachelor of Information Technology
Higher Education, Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston, Prahran
VTAC Higher Education, Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston, Prahran
Learn specialist skills to work in a range of exciting roles. A career in business-oriented information technology offers the potential for great financial reward and growth, and demands a wide range of skills and knowledge. If a life in business and ICT is for you, enrol in our Bachelor of Information Technology today.
Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security
Higher Education, Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston, Prahran
Higher Education, Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston, Prahran
Complete your Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security in 6 months, ready to start your career in the technology industry.
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC
Information Technology and Security - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Free Tafe Job Trainer VTAC Information Technology and Security - Full Time, Part Time - Preston
Cyber Security is the discipline and practice of securing computer systems and networks to protect valuable services, information and data from a variety of threats.
Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Epping
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Epping
Build a new career in information technology with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511.


This direct entry course is open to post-Year 12 students, mature aged applicants and people who have sufficient relevant vocational experience.

Hardware and operating system requirements

The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the Diploma course are as follows:

  • Multicore 64-bit CPU (minimum 2 cores) with virtualisation support enabled
  • 8GB RAM is minimum but 16GB RAM is the recommended amount of physical memory installed
  • At least 256GB of Solid-State Disk (SSD) is highly recommended.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education 64-bit operating system

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.

Academic: Australian Year 12 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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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