Diploma of Information Technology

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CRICOS Course Code: 107866E  National Code: ICT50220

Course Duration

78 weeks

Campus Location

Sydney CBD & Campbelltown

Study Mode




Course Details

Everything You Need To Know About The Course

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 specialist fields, working independently, as part of a team or leading deliverables 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).

The skills required for these roles may include, but are not restricted to:

  • Advanced Networking: configuring and managing virtual computing environments, and security within ICT networks.
  • Advanced Programming: applying intermediate and advanced programming skills, managing data, and building advanced user interfaces to manage organisational requirements.
  • Back-End Web Development: developing and maintaining website information architecture and data.
  • Business Analysis: designing and implementing technical requirements, quality assurance processes and contingency plans for businesses.
  • Cloud Architecture: developing, improving, and designing cloud infrastructure, including disaster recovery plans.
  • Cloud Engineering: building, implementing, and managing cloud infrastructure and virtual networks.
  • Cyber Security: protecting sensitive data and information through security architecture and developing disaster recovery and contingency plans.
  • Database and Data Management: creating, designing, and monitoring systems that store data and optimise organisational knowledge management.
  • Front-End Web Development: designing dynamic and complex websites, user experience solutions and documents using extensible mark-up languages.
  • Game Art and Design: creating complex 2D and 3D modelling and animation software through scripts and storyboards.
  • Game Programming: creating complex 2D and 3D interactive games and media, building graphical user interfaces and applying artificial intelligence in game development.
  • Systems Administration: reviewing maintenance procedures and support to help troubleshoot system applications.
  • Systems Analysis: modelling and testing data objects, data processes and preferred ICT system solutions.
  • Telecommunications Network Engineering: managing logistics, organisational specifications, regulations, and legislative requirements across network projects.

Victorian Institute of Education has the following entry requirements (This may vary depending on the source country's assessment level & subsequent risk level):

International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • Participate in a course entry interview to determine suitability for the course and student needs.
  • Have an IELTS* score of 5.5 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 5.5.

Our current (as of May 2022) Admissions requirements for Assessment Level 1 countries like Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia etc (as long as these countries are on assessment Lvl 1) are:

  • GPA 75% or pass mark for Phillipines, GPA 70%for Indonesia. (Note: If your student source country is Lvl 1, our GPA requirement for Lvl 1 country would be the pass mark % as per the source country education requirement).
  • No IELTS/PTE required. Online LLN test will be provided to the student to complete
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • Provide documentry evidence / explanation for gaps or breaks in between academic and/or work experience
  • No dependants. Application with family has to apply as single applicant at time of application. Dependants should be declared in the visa application. 



Core or Elective


Originate and develop concepts



Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices



Lead and facilitate a team



Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation



Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments



Manage client problems



Manage development of technical solutions from business specifications



Determine database functionality and scalability



Design databases



Apply advanced object-oriented language skills



Manage project risk



Gather, analyse and interpret threat data



Produce ICT feasibility reports



Protect critical infrastructure for organisations



Utilise design methodologies for security architecture



Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan



Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans



Review and manage delivery of maintenance services



Install and upgrade operating systems



Design and configure desktop virtualisation


This qualification will be delivered over 78 weeks, including 60 weeks of training and assessment spread over 6 terms of 10 weeks each and 18 weeks of holidays.

Offshore Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $450

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Onshore Fee


Enrollment Fee: $200

Material Fee: $450

Note: Intake dates and courses fee are subject to change without prior notice.

Potential employment options are in a range of IT related roles.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of advanced diploma qualifications such as the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

Students may apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning). The granting of course credit may affect course fees, as well as the duration of the course.

This process is outlined in Victorian Institute of Education Student Enrolment and Completion Policy and Associated Procedures and Training and Assessment Policy & Associated Procedures.

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of advanced diploma qualifications such as the ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology.

VIE has official articulation with Australian Higher Education Providers, King’s Own Institute (KOI) www.koi.edu.au for our Diploma & Advanced Diploma courses towards KOI’s Bachelor of IT & Accounting courses in Australia.

VIE also has official articulation with Australian Higher Education Provider, Australian Institute of Business Intelligence (AIBI) www.aibi.edu.au for our Diploma & Advanced Diploma course towards AIBI’s Bachelor in International Business & Bachelor of Enterprise Management Systems.

For more detailed information, please enquire with one of our Marketing Team members on partnership@vie.edu.au or through our online chat or contact form.

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