C5341 - Diploma of Information Technology

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Plan: C5341 - 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: ICT50115
Nominal hours: 955
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time study
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Vocational Business Education (650T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/vocbused
CRICOS code: 086598J

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies.

Undertaking this qualification will prepare you for jobs in a range of potential industries.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Information systems office manager
  • Office systems administrator
  • IT office manager
  • IT systems administrator
  • Systems manager

In addition to specialised skills, this program will also develop the core skills that you need to succeed in the workforce (see section on employability skills).  In this program you will specifically  be given a range of opportunities to communicate, connect, and work with students from a range of backgrounds.

The main form of delivery will be in the classroom with some supervised self-directed learning. As this is a full-time face-to-face program you are expected to be able to attend classes during business hours. Occasionally classes may be scheduled in the evenings although this is not generally available for this program.

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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of the C5341 Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) program you may be eligible to undertake further studies in one of the business degrees at RMIT University.

More information on how to apply is available at the following  https://www.rmit.edu.au/contact/visit-us/info-corner/

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Entrance requirements

Minimum Academic requirement

  • Successful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
  • Completion of Post Secondary studies (including Certificate III)
  • Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement

  • At least 6 months work experience

RMIT's equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education. Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in the selection process. However, an equity access application cannot bypass the minimum entry requirements. More on equity access schemes is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit/local-student-applications/equity-access-schemes/types-of-equity-access/

International Students

International students are subject to meeting University English Language Requirements: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements/recognised-qualifications

More information on entry requirements and how to apply is located at https://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/

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External accreditation and industry links

The development of the program structure and the choice of elective units appropriate to the Information and Communications  Technology (ICT) sector were informed by a Program Advisory Committee (PAC) comprised of representatives of the ICT industry and RMIT educators.

Teachers maintain close contact with industry through various professional development activities, and for sessional staff generally they maintain employment or operate their own businesses in a relevant sector.  Swati Dave, Program Manager, regularly engages with extensive networks in the ICT area.

Teachers regularly engage guest speakers for the program. All learners participate in classes where they are assisted to make connections between theoretical concepts and the workplace. In some cases this is their own workplace.  Mentoring and coaching by the facilitator in order to assist learners to make this connection is a major design feature of this program.

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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 a laptop/mobile device, 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 University 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 University 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 University

RMIT University 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, mathematics 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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