Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming specialisation)
TAFE Queensland - Bracken Ridge

Course outline

Advance your IT career with this diploma level course and learn specialist skills that will help you qualify as an assistant software developer or systems administrator. In this specialisation students will learn how to build advanced user interfaces and implement a model view controller framework. Students will also learn how to match ICT needs and provide strategic direction to business, including how to promote workplace cyber security.


Applicants offered a place in this course who are not eligible for a subsidised enrolment will pay full fee. VET Student Loans may be available to eligible applicants, refer to tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html for information.

Combined diploma/degrees

The Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming specialisation) can be combined with other programs as listed below to attain the awards of Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming specialisation) from TAFE Queensland and the relevant degree from the university. Students undertake initial study at TAFE Queensland and complete the degree at the relevant university. Duration, location, mode of study, semester intakes, electives and specialisations may vary. All mandatory university admission and English language requirements must be met before university enrolment is finalised. For more information contact the relevant university. Note: TAFE Queensland students making a transition to the degree may need to wait six months to start with the semester 1 university intake.

To apply for a combined diploma/degree, applicants must select the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming specialisation) for the relevant TAFE Queensland location on their application and then nominate their preferred degree/university (one only). Applicants can list the stand alone diploma or the combined program but not both. Listing more than one is not needed because they have the same eligibility and ATAR/rank requirements.

D Information Technology (Advanced Programming specialisation)/B Information Technology:

542272 Bracken Ridge/Griffith University (1C & 2F)

526272 Coomera/Griffith University (1C & 2F)

532272 Loganlea/Griffith University (1C & 2F)

Course Options

You can study this course as a single qualification or choose one of the degree options below when applying and gain direct entry on successful completion of the diploma. Degree options may vary with each diploma start month.

Combined program

GU – B Information Technology

Fee notes

For information regarding TAFE Queensland course fees, VET Student Loans, FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP visit tafeqld.edu.au/study-with-us/what-it-costs/index.html or telephone 1300 308 233. For combined TAFE Queensland/university courses, refer to entry under university for higher education component.


Completion of Year 12 or attained Year 12 leaving age

Recommended study
This program is best suited to students who are comfortable using computers, email, internet and software.
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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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Assistant software developer, systems administrator, analyst programmer.

Course Code
Start Date
Jan 2023
Jul 2023
Offer rounds

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Level of Qualification
Study Area
Information technology
Study Mode
On campus
Course Duration

1 year On campus