Diploma of Information Technology

The Diploma of Information Technology is the first step towards completing your Monash IT degree. IT is central to every industry – creating more efficient ways to work, engaging ways to reach customers, and establishing powerful ways to communicate. By studying IT, you’ll have the skills you need to succeed in the changing world of technology.

How the program works

As part of the Women in STEM Diplomas (Part 2) program, you will study the same subjects as first-year University students and develop your specialist knowledge.


  • tests
  • quizzes
  • group projects
  • presentations
  • poster presentations
  • tutorial assessments
  • a final exam

Course information

Destination 2nd year IT at Monash University
AQF Level Level 5


Mode of StudyA mix of face-to-face and online learning 
Duration2 years (part-time) 
Study area Specialist: Information Technology
What you will study8 or 9 units (you may need to complete an additional/9th unit if you do not meet the higher-level mathematics prerequisite requirements for the Diploma or specialisation)

See Women in STEM Course Structure for further details about available units 
Academic entry requirementsATAR score of 60

Pre-requisites: Units 1 & 2 – satisfactory completion of two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (25 in units 3 & 4 in Australian Year 12 Maths Methods or Specialist Maths or equivalent is required for Computer Science) 
Contact hours 5–7 hours per unit, per week
CRICOS Course Code 0100159

How to Apply:
  1. Click the Apply Now button.
  2. Sign up and follow the prompts
  3. At Step 5.
    1. Tick 'Yes, I have applied for or will be receiving a sponsorship/scholarship'
    2. Put "Women in STEM" in the Name of the sponsorship/scholarship field
    3. Enter 'organisation name" in the sponsorship/scholarship organisation
Please ensure you have these documents ready to upload. You will need them to complete the application process:
  • Proof of identity - passport or driver license
  • Your resume
  • Evidence of prior learning - transcript of your academic qualification including units studied