C5402 - Diploma of Information Technology

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Plan: C5402 - Diploma of Information Technology
Campus: City Campus

Overview

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 

OR 

- Completion of Post-Secondary studies (including Certificate III) 

OR 

- Successful completion of the Australian Senior VCAL Certificate 

OR  

Alternate Entry - Work experience requirement 

- At least 6 months’ work experience in a related field 

For international cohorts identified in 2.7.3 the following English language entry requirements are mandatory: 

English proficiency tests

Foundation Studies and Vocational Education

IELTS (Academic) 

5.5 (no band less than 5.0)

TOEFL (Internet Based Test - iBT

(with minimum score of 5 in Reading, 5 in Listening, 14 in Speaking and 15 in Writing)

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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/

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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.

Students enrolling in this program will be required to supply a desktop or laptop (preferred) computer to support online learning with the following minimum specifications:

  • Windows, Mac OSX* or Linux
  •  9th Gen i5 or i7 processor or later
  • 16GB RAM (32GB preferred)
  • 1TB on board storage (or equivalent external USB storage device)

* Please note that current generation Mac computers with the M1 or M2 chip are not supported at this time due to limited application compatibility.

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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

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