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Information Technology
Diploma of Information Technology
Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

  • ID:NIC610002
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,560.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$954.00
  • Application Fee:$200.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$28,560.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$954.00

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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Mature-aged Entry: Applicants who are aged 21 years or above may be admitted to an academic program at NIC without meeting formal academic qualifications. Evidence of relevant work experience and other acceptable qualifications will need to be submitted at the time of applying.

Recognition for Prior Learning: Students who have previously enrolled in post-secondary or tertiary studies may be recognised for their prior learning, and may wish to apply for exemptions. Applicants will be required to supply certified copies of all academic transcripts as well as detailed course syllabus information (outlining the content of that particular subject) for an assessment. Official transcripts and syllabus information must be supplied in English.

The list of qualifications outlined below is a guide only. As not all qualifications and countries are listed, students with other credentials are encouraged to apply.

English requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (ibt): 79 and above
  • TOEFL: 550 or 213
  • University of Newcastle’s ELICOS programs: 60% or more in all 4 skill areas of the EAP exam
  • NSW HSC (Year 12): ESL Band 4
  • SPMC1119: B4
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 57
  • GCE O level English: B4
  • HKDSE Use of English/HKCEE or Form 5 English: 3

Other requirements


Course Information

The Diploma of Information Technology leads to year 2 of the Bachelor of Information Technology, ranked in the top 200 in the world by the 2015 QS World Subject Rankings. This degree gives all graduates core skills in building software that uses complex databases and sophisticated web interfaces suitable for the corporate office or the mobile phone. Students can choose from a number of major areas of study ranging from the building of commercial applications to the creation of digital media for entertainment or game playing

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology from the University of Newcastle are employed as:

  • business analysts and system architects for major international IT companies
  • software developers for companies and government organisations in mining, healthcare, retailing, and a range of manufacturing
  • database administrators for transport companies and major government organisations
  • animators and effects coordinators in digital media companies
  • website developers for a broad range of organisations
  • knowledge management specialists, project managers and system analysts
  • programmers on major software applications for commercial software vendors


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Pathway Courses

Students with an IELTS score of 5.5 (and the appropriate academic requirements) will be able to begin Diploma studies on a Provisional Entry Program (PEP). Students will enrol in a Communication and Literacy course, which focuses on academic literacy and study skills. This module is completed concurrently with two academic Diploma courses. The remaining six courses for the Diploma will then be completed over the following two trimesters.

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