Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op)
CQUniversity - Cairns

Course outline

CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op) will support students in launching a successful career in the information, communication and technology industries. This course enables students to acquire valuable experience through a supervised paid industry placement, typically of three months duration. The placement is an opportunity for students to earn while they learn, put theory into practice, and develop industry networks. Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, students will have the choice to major in application development, business analysis, or cyber security as well as a comprehensive choice of minors reflecting emerging fields of IT. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Information Technology (Co-op).


Students may choose to exit the degree early after completing a number of units and graduate with an Associate Degree of Information Technology or Diploma of Information and Communications Technology.


Application development; business analysis; cyber security.

Other requirements

Students undertake a compulsory paid industry placement. The normal duration of the placement is three months. Students may need to travel to and arrange appropriate accommodation in the location of the placement. Prior to a work placement or internship, a prospective employer may require students to undertake health or security checks. For full course requirements, visit courses at CQUniversity.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for CQUniversity and for this course, refer to CQUniversity’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Application programmer; database administrator; ICT support technician; network administrator; systems administrator; systems analyst; web developer.


Australian Computer Society (ACS) – Professional Level

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds
CSP/$8016 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Information technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Cairns & Far North Queensland