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Bachelor of Information Technology

In partnership with Southern Cross University
At a glance

At a glance

Get the advanced skills needed to take control of your career. This degree will equip you with the specialised knowledge to pursue a career as an IT professional.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Programmer
  • Web Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Project Manager
COURSE OUTCOME

3002111 Bachelor of Information Technology

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Course overview

Course overview

Get the advanced skills needed to take control of your career. Information technology (IT) is not just a pathway to your future; your degree could help you shape the future.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in IT will continue to grow. This highly specialised occupation offers high earning potential with employers looking for workers who have strong computer literacy, can communicate clearly, and work well in a team.

If you dream of developing amazing software, designing multimedia experiences or creating tomorrow’s smart systems, this degree provides the technical, analytical and creative skills you need. Study on campus or and take advantage of optional internship units that add hands-on, real-life experience.

Tailor your studies through the choice of a major in networks and cybersecurity, software development or user experience. An added bonus is our ‘Women in Technology’ program which provides dedicated support for women entering this industry. 

Successful completion of this degree will qualify you to work as a programmer, designer, web developer, systems analyst, database administrator, project manager, ICT network professional or technical support personnel.

Units

If you have completed one of the below Diploma's you will gain up to one year's credit towards this qualification:

  • ICT50418 Diploma of Information Technology
  • ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development

If you have completed the below Certificate IV you will gain up to one Semester's credit towards this qualification.

  • 22334VIC Certificate IV Cyber Security

Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

The below study plan is for new students.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 1 - Session 1
BUSN1008
Business Practice and Impact Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
COMP1001
Data Communications and Networks Level 1 - Credit Points: 12
ISYS1001
Web development I Level 1 - Credit Points: 12
ISYS1005
Systems Analysis and Design Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
Year 1 - Session 2
PROG1001
Programming I Level 1 - Credit Points: 12
ISYS1004
Contemporary Issues in Information Technology Level 1 - Credit Points: 12
ISYS1002
Cyber Security Level 1 - Credit Points: 12
DATA2001
Database Systems Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
Year 2 - Session 1
PROG2007
Programming II Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
COMP2003
Securing Networks Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
Year 2 - Session 2
COMP2006
Switching and Wireless Networks Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
COMP2005
Routing and WAN Technologies Level 2 - Credit Points: 12
Year 3 - Session 1
ISYS1003
Cybersecurity Management Level 3 - Credit Points: 12
COMP2004
Network SysOps Level 3 - Credit Points: 12
Year 3 - Session 2
COMP2001
Network Management Level 3 - Credit Points: 12
ISYS3005
Information Technology Project Level 3 - Credit Points: 24
UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Year 2 - Session 1
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Open Elective
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Open Elective
Year 2 - Session 2
EL1
1st shared minor or open elective unit Credit Points: 12
EL2
2nd shared minor or open elective unit Credit Points: 12
Year 3 - Session 1
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Open Elective
-
Open Elective
Year 3 - Session 2
EL3
3rd shared minor or open elective unit Credit Points: 12
EL4
4th shared minor or open elective unit Credit Points: 12
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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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HECS‑HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme for eligible students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place, that covers the cost of your tuition fees on your behalf.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

First year entry requirements
Entry into this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:

  • Year 12 ATAR 50 or OP 15 
  • Diploma pathway
  • other Australian qualification
  • work experience
  • overseas qualification

Second year entry requirements
Completion of a relevant Diploma, including:

  • ICT50418 Diploma of Information Technology
  • ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development
  • 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security

The above Diploma qualifications award a full year's credit towards this degree. The Certificate IV in Cyber Security awards one semesters credit towards this degree.

Find out more about admissions to this program on the Southern Cross University website

Placement

Professional Placement
You can undertake optional internship units. Internship positions vary depending on each your discipline area, placement firm size and industry. Recent roles undertaken by internship students include software quality assurance, coordinator, IT support officer, network support officer, software development and various other management and IT roles in private and government sectors. 

Resources required

.It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access the online learning system Blackboard Learn and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You may be required to purchase, or have access to recommended text books, which are listed under "Prescribed Texts" for each unit.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland