Skip to main content

Undergraduate

Diploma of Information Technology

Not available to domestic students.
Overview
Location
CRICOS Code
CDU Waterfront Darwin
0100740
Course location
Not available to domestic students.
Course duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
No
International on campus
Semester 1
Semester 2
International online
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

YINTI1

Award
Diploma of Information Technology
Faculty/College
CDU International College
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

The Diploma of Information Technology is designed to reflect general degree course objectives and build towards the graduate attributes of Charles Darwin University. These attributes describe creative, flexible and socially responsible graduates who are able to the acquire, understand and apply concepts and knowledge with a high level of skills in communication, leadership and team work.

The Up Education approach meets this commitment to learning through a focus on students, high quality teaching, strict academic standards and helping students to be well-rounded.

The Diploma Information Technology has been developed to parallel the existing first year course with the added dimensions of Academic English development, increased contact time with staff and focus on linguistic and cultural gaps that will exist for many students in first year units. Successful completion of this course allows you to enter the second year of the following courses at CDU: Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Computer Science.

Credit transfers and pathways

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

International applications

Applications must be submitted online through our application portal, Studylink. You'll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online.

You may be able to lodge a direct application; however, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you cannot submit a direct application via the application portal, please apply through one of our registered agents.

Apply through StudyLink or through an Agent.

International applicants currently studying year 12 in Australia should apply via SATAC or UAC.

Student profile

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students in this course. It provides data on students that commenced this course and passed the census date in Semester 1, 2021.

Applicant background (Semester one intake 2021) No. of Students % of all Students
A. Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
B. Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
C. Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
<5 N/P
D. Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR

(regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered

(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra offer conditional on minimum ATAR)

<5 N/P
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor

(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)

<5 N/P
International students 9 100.0
All students 9 100.0

Notes
"<5" - the number of students is less than 5
N/A - Students not accepted in this category
N/P - Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

Admission requirements are met by:

  • Successful completion of the Northern Territory Certificate of Education and Training (or equivalent) and the awarding of an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of at least 50*.

* After any applicable adjustment factors have been applied.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 162, with no skill below 154.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency A minimum overall grade of B1.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no score lower than 36.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum score of 14 for reading, speaking and listening and a minimum score of 21 for writing.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

ATAR profile

The following table represents the ATAR and selection rank profile for applicants offered a place on the basis of their ATAR in semester 1, 2021

ATAR based offers only ATAR
(excluding adjustment factors)
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Median rank to receive an offer <5 <5
Highest rank to receive an offer <5 <5

Notes
"<5" indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.

Course structure

The information provided for this course was valid for the final year of enrolment. Students continuing in this course may find there have been some changes to the unit availability. Students should, in the first instance, refer to the recommended study plan in the newest version of this course to make their unit selection for the current year.

Every re-enrolling student will be able to complete their current course of study. As a continuing student you should always consider transferring to the newest course version to enable you to take advantage of new and exciting changes to university programs. Students electing not to transfer should refer to the transitional arrangements where provided.

If you have any queries, or concerns about your course progression you would like clarified, please contact Student Central on freecall 1800 061 963 or student.central@cdu.edu.au.

 


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete 8 units totalling 80 credit points (cp) over two semesters (4 units each semester) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

All units are scheduled for six contact hours per week over a 12-week teaching semester.

Unit type

Credit Points

Specific requirements
Core Units
(7 units)

70cp

Core units totalling 70 credit points as detailed below. 

IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability
IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability
IDC103 Business and Professional Communications
IDI101 Computing Fundamentals
IDI102 Software Now
IDI103 Statistics
IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications
 

Specialist Elective Units
(1 units)

10cp

Specialist Elective unit totalling 10 credit points selected from the units listed below.

IDB101 Quantitative Analysis for Business
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB103 Introduction to Management
IDB104 Business Economics
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
 

Electives
(0 units)
0cp There are no elective units available in this course.
 

80cp

Total Credit Points

 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 3 (Summer) 2020/2021

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2

Semester 3
(Summer)

Calendar Year 1
        IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO
        IDC103 Business and Professional Communications CO
        IDI102 Software Now CO
        IDI103 Statistics CO
Calendar Year 2
IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO                                                                  
IDI101 Computing Fundamentals CO        
IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications CO        
One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE        

Students commencing in Semester 1 2021

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer)
Calendar Year 1
IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO    
IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications CO IDI102 Software Now CO    
IDI101 Computing Fundamentals CO IDC103 Business and Professional Communications CO    
One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE IDI103 Statistics CO    

Students commencing in Semester 2 2021

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer)
Year 1
    IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO
    IDC103 Business and Professional Communications CO IDI101 Computing Fundamentals CO
    IDI102 Software Now CO IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications CO
    IDI103 Statistics CO One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE

Students commencing in Semester 3 (Summer Semester) 2021/2022 (still to be confirmed)

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 (Summer)
Calendar Year 1
        IDC102 Cultural Intelligence and Capability CO
        IDI101 Computing Fundamentals CO
        IDI104 Operating Systems and Applications CO
        One elective unit chosen from:
IDA101 Introduction to Accounting
IDM101 Fundamentals of Marketing
IDB102 Introduction to Business Law
IDB104 Business Economics
SE
Calendar Year 2
IDC101 Academic Literacies Through Exploring Sustainability CO                                                                  
IDC103 Business and Professional Communications CO        
IDI102 Software Now CO        
IDI103 Statistics CO        

This course is not available to domestic students.

 

Find a course at CDU

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

We're here to help you

By submitting this form you agree to receive future student communications such as key date reminders, study tips, real student stories and more. Of course, you can unsubscribe at any time. See our privacy policy for more information.