Credit points


Minimum duration

1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Ballarat
  • Blacktown
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield


*Not offered Melbourne and Brisbane 2024

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

International students must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

For domestic students to be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have also completed:

  1. Equivalent of year 12 level with the ACU minimum eligibility rank for Diploma programs OR
  2. Entry via an alternative pathway as approved by ACU.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in Schedule Three (Associate Degree, Diploma and Certificate courses) of the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy

This states the requirements as: 

IELTS: Overall score: 6.0 Individual score of: 5.5 in all tests

PTE : 50 with a minimum of 42 in all four communicative skills

TOEFL: Internet based total of 60: minimum 18 in writing, 8 in reading, 16 in speaking and 7 in listening

ACU English Language Test: C (60-64%)

CAE: Overall CAE: 169 Individual score of at least 162 in all tests.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Diploma, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings (Part A)

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator. 


On completion of 80 credit points, students will be able to either articulate into the second year of the relevant Bachelor degrees listed with up to one year (80 CPs) equivalent of credit or exit with the Diploma in Information Technology as a standalone qualification. 

Successful completion of the Diploma in Information Technology will provide an entry pathway into the following ACU degrees: 

  • Bachelor of Information Technology 


It may also provide a pathway to the following single and double degrees*:  

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Data Analytics Major)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Data Analytics) 
  • Bachelor of Information Technology / Bachelor of Business Administration 


*Students seeking these pathways will require specific course advice about specified units, potential credit, and pattern of study. 

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • BUSD113Managing People and Organisations10 CP
  • DPBI100Academic Literacy in Business and Information Technology10 CP
  • ITED100Information Technology in Action10 CP
  • ITED102Python Fundamentals for Data Science10 CP
  • ITED200Data and Information Management10 CP
  • ITED201Fundamentals of Information Technology10 CP
  • ITED217Programming Concepts10 CP
  • ITED204Introduction to Cyber Security10 CP

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Specified UnitsBUSD113Managing People and Organisations10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED201Fundamentals of Information Technology10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED102Python Fundamentals for Data Science10 cp
  • Specified UnitsDPBI100Academic Literacy in Business and Information Technology10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED100Information Technology in Action10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED217Programming Concepts10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED200Data and Information Management10 cp
  • Specified UnitsITED204Introduction to Cyber Security10 cp

All units are delivered in multi-mode.

Commencing Semester 2

All units are delivered in multi-mode.

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