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The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to a bachelor degree. The units are similar to bachelor degree units, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

Duration

8 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Intakes

Hawthorn (February, June, October) - View application and start dates

Study modes

  • Full-time,
  • Part-time

VTAC course codes

  • 3400210021 (CSP)
  • 3400211553 (IFP)

ATAR 50.00 2023 Guaranteed Entry ATAR

This course allows you to pathway to another qualification.

Course information in detail

- Course detail, course structure and units of study.

Course description

The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) provides a credit-bearing pathway into a selection of information technology related bachelor degrees. The topics covered seek to blend a range of key skills and knowledge required by current and projected industry needs.

UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Course structure

The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) consists of a total ofeight units(100 credit points)with 644 hours of study (Computer Technology stream) or 630 hours of study (Information Systems stream) within two 14 week teaching periods.


Units of study

To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) studentsmust successfully complete 100 credit points comprising seven core units and one elective unit.

Core units
Problem solving with ICT (ICT10011)
Introduction to business information systems (INF10009)
Foundations of technical programming (COS10008)
Database analysis and design (INF10004)

Developing technical software (COS10007)

Requirements analysis and modelling (INF20015)
Web development (COS10024)

Elective units

Studentsselect one unit from one of the following streams:

Computer Technology stream

Computer and logic essentials (COS10023)

Information Systems stream

Management 2030 (ORG10001)
Marketing principles and practices (MKT10008)

Assessment may include a range of formal and informal tasks, including individual and group projects, assignments, presentations and examinations.

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Careers and graduate outcomes

- Career opportunities and course aims and objectives.

Career opportunities

After completion ofthe chosen bachelor degree, graduates may find employment in database administration, electronic publishing, information architecture, internet systems development, online entertainment, multimedia application design, project management, software development, systems analysis, web design and more.

Aims and objectives

The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) is designed as a high quality transitional education program that aims to prepare students for successful Higher Education studies. The program consists of eight units over two fourteen week teaching periods and is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the basic IT principles to enable them to learn valuable Information Technology skills which can be used later in their life. Students will be exposed to subjects from each of the core Information Technology disciplines as well as communication for Information Technology.

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Pathways and scholarships

- Pathways, credit transfer, recognition of prior learning and scholarships.

Scholarships

At Swinburne scholarships are about providing opportunity, promoting equity and recognising excellence and achievement. Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. Find out more about scholarships.

Pathways

Pathways allow students to progress from one qualification to another where the first course is recognised as an entry requirement and/or provides advanced standing to the second.

Successful completion of Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) allows you to progress to these courses Maximum amount of credit available
Bachelor of Business Information Systems / Bachelor of Business 8 units
Bachelor of Business Information Systems 8 units
Bachelor of Accounting 2 - 8 units
Bachelor of Games and Interactivity 8 units
Bachelor of Business 1 - 8 units
Bachelor of Aviation 6 units
Bachelor of Data Science 8 units
Bachelor of Cyber Security 8 units
Bachelor of Aviation Management 8 units
Bachelor of Business Analytics and Analysis 8 units
Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology 8 units
Bachelor of Computer Science 8 units

This information should be used as a guide for those who have completed a course and are seeking credit into another course. For those yet to commence their course, during the time taken to complete, this information may change. Credit available may vary depending on the major selected within any given degree. Progression to professional degrees may be subject to additional criteria or academic performance.

Learn more about pathways.

Credit

Credit is granted in recognition of previous study and/or experience and allows students to gain advanced standing towards their course. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about RPL.

Course fees and requirements

- Entry requirements and non-year 12 entry.

Course fees

2022 rate* Estimated total cost of the course Estimated cost of the course per year if studying full-time* Amenities fee per year if studying full-time*
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) $8,842 $8,842 See how your SSAF is calculated

Fees are estimates only: The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. These fees apply for units studied in 2022 only and may change for units studied in future years. If part-time study is permitted, annual fees will be proportionally lower based on the number of units taken per semester. Students who participate in a six or 12-month professional placement will be subject to an increase in total course fees.

How do I pay my fees?

HECS-HELP is a loan and discount scheme available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place. A HECS-HELP loan can cover all or part of the student contribution amount.

Find out more about fees.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or its equivalent, such as an interstate or international Year 12 qualification

VCE prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 โ€“ a study score of at least 20 in any English or English (EAL)

Non-Year 12 entry

Completion or partial completion of an approved tertiary qualification (including Certificates, Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas, Associate Degrees and Degrees). Additional performance criteria and prerequisite requirements may also apply.

Students admitted to the course with prior tertiary studies that satisfy part of the academic requirements of this course may be eligible for academic credit.

Applicants without a formal qualification but with significant and relevant work experience will be considered if they can demonstrate that they can undertake the course with a reasonable prospect of success.

The University may determine selection criteria and restrictions in respect of courses to apply in addition to these entry requirements.

Course Prerequisites

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VCE: Units 3 and 4 โ€“ a study score of at least 20 in any English or English (EAL).

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place. See Admissions at Swinburnefor general information about the admissions process.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 1 for courses listed on the VTAC Guide are generally made through VTAC. Under certain circumstances, some students (e.g. Non-Year 12) may apply directly to Swinburne. Find out more about how to apply.

Applications for all other intakes should be made directly to Swinburne.

View the Course Admission Information, which includes the ATAR and Student profiles for this course. Swinburneโ€™s general admissions information is also available here.

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FAQs

How long does a diploma in Information Technology take? โ€บ

The diploma in Information Technology shall be offered in TWO academic years with FOUR semesters, including THREE months of practical industrial attachment.

How many points do I need to study Information Technology? โ€บ

A minimum of 23 points in the best six subjects excluding Life Orientation, and including English and Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy is required.

What is a UniLink diploma? โ€บ

The Diploma of Business (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to a bachelor degree. The units are similar to bachelor degree units, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

What is taught in Diploma Information Technology? โ€บ

The programme intends to equip students with a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required in the industry at diploma level. On graduation, the student is expected to develop and apply IT solutions to solve practical business problems.

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