Year 1Diploma of Applied Information Technology
Use your Diploma as a pathway to a Degree with a respected Australian University. Your Diploma of Applied Information Technology is embedded in the IT Degree and will form the first year of your three-year Degree. You can choose to work and study in year 2 and 3 of your Degree with Australia's best value IT Diploma.
More about year 2 and 3 of your Degree
Before you commence your course, you are required to complete:
- CPI orientation
- Academic Integrity Module (LTU0AIM)
- Wominjeka La Trobe (ABS0WOM)
Information Technology Fundamentals
This subject provides a general and practical introduction to information technology. It covers:
- fundamental principles of computer operation
- the main hardware components of the computer
- data storage and retrieval
- introduction to system software
- introduction to data communications
- computer networks
- the Internet
- operating systems
- file management systems
- introduction to information systems
- application software modules
- spread sheets
- database packages
- the World Wide Web
In this subject you are introduced to the environments, tools, techniques and trains of thought needed to analyse simple data processing problems and develop effective and efficient software solutions. It is assumed that participants have no previous exposure to programming.
You are introduced to the concept of an information system (IS). You will study the systems development life cycle as a framework for IS development and the subject emphasises the role and involvement of users in an IS project. The use of appropriate fact-finding techniques in systems analysis and an introduction to data flow and E-R modelling are covered.
Several information system case studies are used to illustrate the concepts introduced. You will receive hands-on experience in the construction of a small information system using a suitable prototyping tool. The subject also introduces file design, input/output/interface design, file conversion and implementation techniques.
Network Engineering Fundamentals
In this subject, we introduce the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the Internet and other computer networks. We also look at OSI and TCP/IP layer models to examine the nature and roles of protocols and services at the application, transport, network, data link, and physical layers. The fundamentals of IP addressing and basic concepts of Ethernet will also be studied.
To operate effectively within any information system, an understanding of the theory and practice of database management systems is essential. This subject is designed to deepen your interest and expertise in this area.
Internet Client Engineering
Topics covered in this subject include:
- Web programming
- audience-based web page/site development
- HTML and DHTML links
- style sheets
- logical design of web user interface
- usability testing
- web presence and visibility
- mobile Web
Sustainability Practices in Information Technology
Working in any industry today requires a sound understanding of sustainable work practices. The IT industry is no exception. You will be required to review and manage sustainable work practices specific to Information Technology.
Work Integrated Learning – Vendor Certification for Information Technology (CompTIA A+ and MTA)
Choose 1 of 3 MTA streams:
- Networking Fundamentals (MTA Exam 98-366)
- Database Fundamentals (MTA Exam 98-364)
- Software Development Fundamentals (MTA Exam 98-361)
These Vendor Certifications are built-in as key to your employability. They also allow you to steer your career opportunities into a particular field of expertise.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer (RPL/CT)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT) enables you to complete your Diploma earlier, reduce their study load and/or take on additional qualifications.
Recognition acknowledges a student's previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience, relevant to the chosen qualification and can be granted either by
- RPL, through an assessment of previous skills, knowledge or experience; or by
- CT, which allows a student to receive credit for studies previously successfully completed in other qualifications.
In relation to your Diploma, we will discuss any RPL or CT possibilities with a student and grant them only if there is a direct match to its How is my course structured? and they meet its current requirements.
*CCNA Course access provided after successful completion of Year 1. Limited availability.