C5402 - Diploma of Information Technology

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Plan: C5402 - 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: ICT50220
Nominal hours: 1135
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year
Location: City Campus
Owning school: Future Technologies (520T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code: 107251C

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Purpose of the Program

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function. 

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor)

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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification. The statements below provide you with information about articulation agreements with this program. 

Upon successful completion of the C5402 Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50220) program students are guaranteed entry to undertake further studies in one of the following programs at RMIT University. 

- AD006 Associate Degree in Information Technology with 1-year credit (96cp)

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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 in a related field 

For international cohorts  

All direct overseas student applicants to RMIT are assessed to ensure they meet the appropriate language proficiency at the pre-engagement stage by specialist staff in the RMIT Admissions team. This is undertaken prior to issuing Student Offers and Confirmation of Enrolment for Student Visa purposes. These assessments by RMIT admissions are mapped from globally recognised language testing conventions to RMIT IELTS entry requirements for the program. Individual language assessments for each student are retained in Studylink and can be obtained from the International Admissions Team via:  intladmissions@rmit.edu.au 

To study this program, applicants will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests: 

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 5.5 (with no individual band below 5.0) 
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 50 (with a minimum of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing) 
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 42 (with no communication band less than 36) 
  • C1 Advanced: minimum of 162 with no less than 154 in any component. 

For international students, RMIT International check the suitability of English Language level via IELTS. or other scores listed above. Then the applications are reviewed by the Program Manager for final decision.  

Student must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 50% average. 

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. 

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External accreditation and industry links

Students engaged in this program and over 16 years of age are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) https://www.acs.org.au/

Information Technology Program Advisory Committee

The Future Technology cluster has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from ICT Industries based locally. The committee provides feedback on the currency of our programs, and the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the cluster through participation in industrial seminars and visits, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.  

Student engagement with industry

Students are invited to industry expos and training events

- Cisco conference

- Microsoft expo

- VMWare expo

- Telstra emerging technologies

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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 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 out 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 that may impact 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, sports, recreation, and fitness activities as well as student activities and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find out more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

RMIT Students Complaints

RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.

Please consult the student complaints section of the RMIT website for further information.

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