Diploma of Information Technology

Get a head start on innovation.

Key Information


2 trimesters (8 months)
3 trimesters (12 months)


Trimester 1, 2, 3


Mount Gravatt (Brisbane)

CRICOS 026675J


Domestic students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$23,500

2023 Non-Tuition Fees: Refer to Incidental Fees

Domestic International


International students

2023 Tuition Fees: A$33,750

2023 Non-Tuition Fees: Refer to Incidental Fees

Information Technology Overview

The Diploma of Information Technology is structured to provide a broad understanding of all aspects of IT in preparation for further studies in computer programming, database administration, information systems, interactive web development, software development and systems design.

You will gain the fundamental skills and knowledge needed to progress to your degree, including creditable industry placements and the opportunity to join the App Factory – an IT development platform for start-ups.

"I got to learn other specifics of Information Technology like web design, programming, and information systems before I choose a major, so I’ve got more skills up my sleeve."

Sisilia Anastasia H.,
Diploma of Information Technology

Pathways to a Griffith University Design Degree

QTAC codeDegree codeProgramCampusCredit granted*
0840811538Bachelor of Information TechnologyGold Coast / Nathan80 CP
Credit eligibility for other programs
0841111534Bachelor of Computer ScienceGold Coast30 CP
N/A1541Bachelor of DesignGold Coast / South Bank50 CP
084092/ 0840911596Bachelor of Intelligent Digital TechnologiesGold Coast / Nathan70 CP
N/A1619Bachelor of Laws (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan40 CP
Students will progress to their bachelor degree upon completion of their Griffith College diploma with a GPA equivalent to Griffith University’s admission rank requirement for entry to the bachelor program. Contact Griffith College for GPA to rank equivalencies. Diploma students who do not meet the progression requirements for their pathway to Griffith University can apply for a place in their preferred degree via QTAC, and be considered along with other external applicants subject to QTAC admissions requirements and processes.

*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.

Degree codeProgramCampusCredit granted*Min. GPA requirements†
1538Bachelor of Information TechnologyGold Coast / Nathan80 CPN/A
Credit eligibility for other programs
1534Bachelor of Computer ScienceGold Coast30 CP4
1541Bachelor of DesignGold Coast / South Bank50 CPN/A
1596Bachelor of Intelligent Digital TechnologiesGold Coast / Nathan60/70 CP‡4
1619Bachelor of Laws (Honours)Gold Coast / Nathan40 CP5
*80 credit points is equivalent to one year of full-time study. Completion of degrees where students obtain less than 80 credit points of advanced standing in the degree, may take additional time.
†International students must achieve the required minimum GPA to progress to their chosen Griffith College bachelor degree.
‡Lower amount of credit applied if students are required to undertake language enhancement course (unless students have an IELTS 7.0).

Where Could This Diploma Take Me?

With a Diploma of Information Technology from Griffith College you could start your journey towards one of the careers below:

  • Information Technology analysis and project management
  • Network design and support
  • Software acquisition and integration
  • Information Systems architecture design and management
  • Games design and development
  • Programming and app development
  • Maintenance and support
  • Systems security
  • Database development
  • Interactive media designer

Sample Program Structure

Students who enter with an IELTS (or equivalent) < 6.0 will be required to undertake the free Language Development Modules as part of their program.

First Trimester

This course offers students a broad introduction to the skills involved in acquiring information and in displaying knowledge to others. It includes the basic knowledge skills required to successfully participate in an undergraduate degree program and to operate effectively in a professional context.

This course is the first programming course students encounter in the Diploma of Information Technology. The course introduces modern programming concepts and techniques and provides a foundation for subsequent programming courses within the Diploma of Information Technology. You will learn how to code in a creative context, utilising a practical and hands-on approach, producing generative art, data visualisations, and interactive interfaces.

This course introduces the underlying structures and mechanisms of modern computer systems and networks. IT professionals, whether involved in software or hardware development, information systems development or management, need to have a fundamental understanding of the basic architecture and operation of a computer system. This course provides an overview of the hardware, software and network technologies that define modern computer systems. Knowledge developed in this course assists in the application of computing technologies to solve real world problems.

This course builds an understanding of interactive technology applications, and production considerations. The course places an emphasis on the World Wide Web (including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP) and provides the tools, both practical and conceptual, with which to produce and evaluate Web-based multimedia works.

Second Trimester

This course will provide you, as a future business analyst and Information Technology (IT) / Computer Science (CS) professional, with software development and acquisition competencies that will underpin your entire career. You will learn how to plan the development of an information system, analyse and discover requirements, and select optimal design solutions. You will manage the system development processes by adopting an Agile methodology, which is currently a popular project management approach used in industry for software development.

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop core professional skills required to complete their IT degree, gain practical experience and develop insights into the IT industry. The course guides students using several modes including: Problem-, Project- and Experiential-Based Learning. Students learn by undertaking a project using commercial methods and practices. The course provides basic techniques in the use of software tools for preparation of documentation needed for their project. Preparations for oral and written communications also form major components of the course.

This course is a first-year course which provides an introduction to the principles and practices of effective Human Computer Interaction. We will explore the origins of HCI and the theories and frameworks that form the fundamentals of the discipline. We will then look at the practical tools and techniques that you can use to develop technology that embodies best practice in HCI - a positive user experience, and a high level of usability within your technology. You will have the opportunity to apply HCI practices to a 'real world' problem and develop a design brief for a client. You will also learn how to apply these practices to different problem situations and various technology contexts, including emerging technologies.

This course introduces students to the concepts of information, information systems, and value generated from these systems. In this course, students will explore ways in which information systems are now critically important for managing business activities and relationships with customers and suppliers.