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James Cook University College (Navitas)

Douglas , Queensland ,Australia

Diploma of Information Technology [Pathway]

Prepare for jobs of the future. Learn core skills in programming, internet fundamentals, design, data science and mathematics.

egin building your digital dexterity as you learn to identify and diagnose technical issues, create solutions and improve technical systems. Explore career possibilities within the information technology sphere, and which professional roles most interest you. You will study the fundamentals of problem-solving and programming, consider the opportunities presented by machine learning and develop skills in data analysis.

Benefit from personalised learning opportunities as you learn from lecturers dedicated to supporting your success. Gain the required skills to work in both collaborative team environments and on individual projects, meaning you’ll be equipped to flourish in a wide variety of information technology roles. Explore ideas and innovations relevant to multiple information technology contexts and gain deeper insight into this diverse and evolving field.

This course aligns with the subjects, skills and experience developed in Year 1 of the Bachelor of Information Technology at JCU. Successful completion of the Diploma of Information Technology [Pathway] allows you to transition into Year 2 of a Bachelor of Information Technology.

Graduates will also meet the entry requirements of JCU Bachelor’s degrees within other study areas. Whether you pursue further study or enter the workplace, you will possess employable skills, foundational knowledge and an understanding of key information technology strategies relevant to the industry.

Upon completion of the Diploma of Information Technology [Pathway], you will receive credit towards a Bachelor’s degree, meaning you can finish your degree sooner.

Campus Information

Townsville Campus

The campus is located in the Townsville Tropical Intelligence and Health Precinct (TropiQ) in the suburb of Douglas. JCU Townsville is set in a 386-hectare natural bush and parkland setting, 13 kilometres (8 miles) from the Townsville CBD.


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Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of JCU’s Diploma of Technology (Pathway) progress onto Bachelor degrees that lead to careers in the field of information and communication technology (ICT).

This course is a pathway to the Bachelor of Information Technology and the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation, majoring in Data Science, providing graduates also meet the relevant English Language entry requirement for the degree.

This course is available to international students only.

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • Successful completion of a course of study equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Certificate


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  • Course Code: 0100451
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Under Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 01 Year  02 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 26960 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
    Application Fee: N/A
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