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Diploma of Information Technology/Bachelor of Information Technology
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

The Diploma of Information Technology is a pathway program designed to help you transition into the Bachelor of Information Technology. You’ll develop foundational knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment, setting you up for success in your further studies. Prepare yourself for an exciting, high-growth industry, and help shape the future. With this diploma, you’ll achieve core IT technical knowledge and capabilities, ensuring you’re prepared to either step into a full degree program in IT or have the fundamentals to enter the IT industry. Topics covered include computer systems and networks, coding, web technologies, systems development, human-computer interaction, professional practice and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake an elective course of your choice to tailor your studies to an area of interest. And, you’ll learn in purpose-built, industry-leading facilities, from world-class researchers and lecturers who have sent robots into space and predicted the outcome of federal elections using big data. We have a wide range of industry contacts and partnerships that help you build your professional network. Our Industry Advisory Board, which includes members such as IBM and Suncorp, ensures that our degree is focused on what employers are looking for and provides our students opportunities to meet and learn from industry-leading professionals. For more course information, visit Diploma of Information Technology/Bachelor of Information Technology at GU


The Minimum Selection Threshold (ATAR/Selection Rank) for Trimester 1, 2024 entry will be 60.00.

Combined diploma/degrees

Upon successful completion of this diploma, you will be offered guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Fee notes

This an indicative only amount for first year fees. For further information refer to

Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Assumed knowledge

English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C); General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C).

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2023

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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, 2023

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Career opportunities

This diploma prepares you for entry to a bachelor’s degree, where you can receive credit for courses successfully completed. You’ll also have the option of exiting with the diploma ready for entry level opportunities in system and business analysis, software development, network administration, and web and app development. You’ll be prepared to pave the way for an IT career in commerce, industry, corporate IT, government or private consulting.

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Start Date

Offer rounds

15 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$8500 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Study Area
Information technology
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast
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