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If you learn best at your own pace, then studying online is probably for you. You won’t miss out on support with our Academic Team waiting to assist you through your course.

The IT sector in Australia is growing rapidly. A recent IBIS report revealed that ICT as we know it, enhanced with ubiquitous high-speed broadband will become Australia’s new and most important utility of this century. By 2050, it is expected to generate over $1 Trillion in revenue. Today, every business in every industry relies on IT. Because of this, IT is less of a single industry and more every industry! So obviously, the opportunities are only limited by your drive to succeed!

After completing your Diploma, you may use it as a pathway into year two of a three-year Bachelor of Applied Information Technology with La Trobe University. We also have relationships with Swinburne University and Melbourne Polytechnic which may offer you great further study opportunities.

You must complete your Diploma in 12 months. However, with the flexibility of online learning, you should achieve this comfortably.

Studying 25 hours per week on average (100 hours per month) should see you successfully complete your qualification within this timeframe. All assessments must be completed within the 12-month time limit.

You only need to complete our Pre-enrolment Assessment and have a chat with one of our Career Consultants who will advise and guide you on the best path to help you achieve your IT success.

To enrol you will need to provide some personal details and documentation proving your identity, age and citizenship/residency.

You Career Consultant will help you through the enrolment process.

You can start your Diploma straight away with no upfront cost to you! For more information visit our Financial Assistance page.

As a Permanent Resident, you are eligible for the Government’s CSP (Commonwealth Supported Place) funding. CSP is a Government grant to assist with your study. You do not have to pay this back to the Government. However, any shortfall between the CSP grant and the total course cost, must be self-funded.

We do. Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer enables you to complete your Diploma earlier, reduce your study load and/or take on additional qualifications.

We can provide you with more details about Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer.

Your IT Diploma, with built-in Vendor Certifications, gives you a huge employability advantage. If you choose, you can seek an entry-level IT role in the IT industry or you can continue with your online studies and complete the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology while continuing your career.

You will be offered as much support as you require. You can contact our Academic Team as frequently as you need. You will also be required to join virtual classrooms and Skype sessions with your Academic Team.

Yes, group projects and peer-to-peer support are key parts of your learning experience. This can be accessed through student forums as well as scheduled online group projects and tasks. These are organised through your Learning Management System (LMS) and our private student Facebook page and Skype.

To get the most out of this exciting online experience, we recommend you equip yourself with the right tools for the job before you commence your studies.

We recommend the following technical specifications as minimum requirements for students to access the online content/learning resources:

Computer Power Institute and La Trobe University have entered into a partnership for Computer Power to deliver the Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (including the Higher Education Diploma in IT) online for La Trobe University. When you successfully complete your studies, you will attain a La Trobe University Diploma of Applied Information Technology (year 1), a La Trobe Associate Diploma of Information Technology (year 2) or a La Trobe Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (year 3).

The Melbourne Campus is a an authorised Pearson VUE Test Centre which you can use to sit your Vendor Certification exams.

If this isn't convenient, we will provide a voucher that allows you to sit the Vendor Certification at any registered testing centre in Australia. Both Prometric and Pearson-VUE have online tools that allow you locate a testing centre near you and schedule an appointment. When booking the appointment you use the provided voucher as it will cover the costs of the exam.

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