C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology

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Plan: C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Information Technology
Qualification national code: ICA50111
Nominal hours: 985
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1year full-time or 2 years part-time
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code: 077413J

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Purpose of the Program

By undertaking this program you will develop broad skills and knowledge in business computing, business practice and communications; and develop specialised knowledge and skills in the practical application of information technology in the areas of web development, network performance and operation, database technology, application development and business information systems.


This program is designed to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by advances in information technology. It will provide you with a breadth of knowledge and skills in the information technology (IT) area in a business context.


This program focuses on the practical application of business IT skills in a variety of subject areas including programming (with Java), Web development (including PHP and content management systems), databases (database modelling and implementation, relational databases and SQL), operating systems and networking.


In conjunction with learning the technical skills required by IT professionals, students will develop strong project management skills and techniques in IT using workplace projects and actual clients where possible.

Career prospects

Career paths in information technology and related industries are quite varied. Excellent opportunities exist to advance and/or specialise in a wide range of technologies. Due to the great rate of change in information technology, you should be prepared to continue your training throughout your career. Successful graduates of the program have the opportunity to work in the computing and IT arena with a focus in the following areas:

  • web development
  • software development
  • database development
  • networking
  • IT project management

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Articulation and pathways

Pathways refer to related programs for which you may be eligible once you have graduated from your current program.

Upon successful completion of Diploma of Information Technology Program (C5300) you may be eligible to undertake further studies in Associate Degree in Business, Associate Degree in IT and the Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) at RMIT University.  Further information is located at http://www.rmit.edu.au/bus/advanced_standing

You may be eligible for credit into other RMIT programs for successfully completing this program upon application to other RMIT programs.  Please check with admissions officer of your program of choice.

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Entrance requirements

Current Year 12—there are no prerequisite studies.

Non-Year 12 - applicants are encouraged to apply and may be required to have relevant employment or evidence of experience and/or ability to meet the demands of the program.

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External accreditation and industry links

This is a nationally accredited program which has been professionally recognised, having been developed in consultation with various Industry leaders and governing bodies.

School of Vocational Business Education  has substantial links with the IT and business industry within Australia. Industry professionals are members of our Program Advisory Committee and have contributed to both the initial development and ongoing improvement of this program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs.

Teaching staff within the program have extensive industry experience and contact networks. Staff continually take up Industry Based Projects and Consultancy in the corporate environment. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practices, enriches your learning along with the School’s Work Integrated Learning courses and projects.

The program provides you with an opportunity to undertake supervised work placements in an ICT related area.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT

RMIT provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, numeracy and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students              

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