Diploma of Information Technology

VET Course Code: ICT50220 |  CRICOS Code: 105573A

Our Diploma of Information Technology is for students who recognise the advantages of being a technical specialist in a world where every business relies on IT for communication, documentation, strategy, security, and productivity.

At a Glance




Gold Coast


45 wk tuition
+ 12 wk holidays
= 57 weeks


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Industry Trends

Government projections show that by 2024 the number of jobs for this profession will grow by 18% in Canberra, and by 10.2% on the Gold Coast*.

*Statistics on projected employment growth are available on the Labour Market Information Portal at lmip.gov.au.

Potential Income

The Fair Work Ombudsman and Payscale report income for the roles this qualification is suited to ranges from $55,000-$192,000 comprised of salary and bonuses, based on hours and performance.

Career Prospects

Career pathways for graduates of this qualification include;

  • Network Specialist
  • Cloud Architecture Engineer
  • Database Manager
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Software Programmer
  • Systems Administrator and
  • IT Project Manager.

Course Details


The Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118) will equip you with a foundation of knowledge and skills to deliver better systems, networks, information management and results in this rapidly evolving field. Given how pervasive information and security have become in an increasingly cloud-based, on-demand, AI-enabled world, this knowledge is considered by many as essential for all roles in the enterprise, not just for careers in IT. A blend of lectures, simulations, and hands-on activities are designed to create an immersive experience for discussion of strategic, technical, and organisational considerations, with many 'light bulb moments’

Course Fees

Canberra Course Fee


Single Course Tuition Fee: $10,500
Two Course Tuition Fee: $9,500
Materials Fee: $450
Enrolment Fee: $250

Gold Coast Course Fee


Single Course Tuition Fee: $8,500
Two Course Tuition Fee: $7,500
Materials Fee: $450
Enrolment Fee: $250

Entry Requirements

Minimum Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (or foreign equivalent).

Minimum age 18 unless you are enrolling directly from Year 12 aged 17. All students under 18 must provide evidence of a Homestay arrangement and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian.

Minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or equivalent.
Student visa or temporary graduate visa. Where a student has received a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and visa but cannot travel to Australia, the course may commence online. Students may choose to undertake the course online outside Australia with no visa and no CoE.

Students will submit a pre-training assessment review to assess if the course is appropriate for their interests and abilities, plus an LLN test to determine learner needs

Units of Study

In order to achieve the ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology, students must satisfactorily complete 20 units of competency: 6 core units plus 14 elective units.

Core Units

BSBCRT501 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation (clustered)
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems (clustered)

Elective Units

BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work
BSBOPS502 Manage Business Operational Plans
ICTSAS528 Review and develop ICT maintenance strategy
ICTICT526 Verify client business requirements (clustered)
ICTWEB527 Research and apply emerging web technology trends
ICTPMG505 Manage ICT Projects
ICTICT523 Gather data to identify business requirements (clustered)
ICTSAD503 Minimise risk of new technologies to business solutions
CUADIG513 Design E-Learning Resources
ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT Industry
ICTICT524 Determine ICT strategies & solutions for organisations
ICTICT521 Select new technology models for business
BSBADM502 Manage meetings

Additional Information

Course Delivery

The Capital College materials fee provides all required texts for this course, plus access to our student portal and online tools. The sequencing of delivery is:

  1. Reading course texts (online) and other learning materials;
  2. Attending face-to-face classes (currently replaced by webinars);
  3. Attending to online quizzes and case studies;
  4. Applying learning in context outside of the classroom;
  5. Online forums for information.

The following learning techniques are employed:

a. Trainer presentations & demonstrations;
b. Individual tasks;
c. Contextualised case studies;
d. Quizzes;
e. Research;
f. Role-plays; and
g. Practical group work.

RPL & Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)

You may be eligible for RPL if you have sufficient life or work experience to meet the requirements of one or more whole units of competency within this qualification. A fee will be quoted on application.

We recognise all Australian Qualification Framework Certificates and Statements of Attainment issued by other Registered Training Organisations in Australia. You will need to provide the original Certificate or Statement of Attainment (or a certified copy).
We charge no fee on applications for Credit Transfer under National Recognition. All applications for RPL or Credit Transfer must be made prior to the commencement of the course.

RPL assessment attracts a fee for the assessment of each unit.


Assessment will take place at a Capital College campus, or online.

Written projects will be completed by students in their own time.

All activities will be conducted by duly accredited assessors.

Assessors will provide detail of all assessment requirements in advance.

Three assessment attempts will be provided, with support. If satisfactory competence is not observed, the student may be advised to enrol in further relevant training.

What to Study Next?

Students awarded this qualification may progress to our Advanced  Diploma of Information Technology (ICT60220) and then onwards to a Bachelor’s degree in technology with our Higher Education partners. Ongoing training in technology microCredentials and industry-recognised certification with the Australian Computer Society is available to Capital College students.

Upon successful completion of the 20 units of competency in this course, students will be issued the ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology qualification.

If a student does not complete the full qualification but has successfully achieved units, a Statement of Attainment will be issued, indicating the units completed. Graduates may be eligible for credit towards a university and/or guaranteed entry to a top Australian University.

Capital College has also secured articulation pathways with several leading higher education institutes- learn more and check out our list of partner universities.

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