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Overview

If you are a non-IT graduate wishing to upskill and move into the IT industry or enhance your existing career with technology-based qualifications, the Graduate Diploma in Computing will suit you.

You will gain a strong foundation in information technologies, learn to design specialist systems, and develop skills integral to a wide range of disciplines such as health, science, engineering and business.

This program will provide you with a strong foundation in information technologies. You will be exposed to a range of specialist IT areas, which can then form the basis for further study or a new career in IT.

If you are interested in pursuing further study, completing the Graduate Diploma in Computing with a credit average may prepare you for admission to the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology Management.

Subject areas

This course does not have a specialisation or major.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year
Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Computing complete 12 credit points (cp) made up of 4 Foundation Units of study in the areas such as algorithms, computer and network organisation, object-oriented design, software development in java, network and distributed systems, and digital media fundamentals.

The remaining 4 units of study are selected from a range of advanced IT and IT management specialist units.

Classes are generally held in the evening between 6pm and 9pm to accommodate professionals who are employed during the day.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

• an Australian bachelor’s degree with a credit average (65 percent) in a quantitative* discipline or equivalent qualification or

• an Australian bachelor's degree (with honours) or equivalent qualification

*A quantitative discipline includes data science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, finance or other disciplines that are deemed equivalent. As a guideline, the curriculum of a quantitative discipline should include some study of mathematics or statistics at the tertiary level.

For qualifications awarded outside Australia, equivalencies and entry requirements are determined based on the country, institution and qualification.

Career pathways

Graduates will be equipped with knowledge and technical skills in computing that can either be developed greater with further study, or used as a platform for a new career in information technologies.

Future study

If you are interested in pursuing further study, completing the Graduate Diploma in Computing with a credit average may prepare you for admission to the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology Management.

Career pathways & prospects

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