Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of IT | Diploma of Information Technology
Kick start your career in web and mobile development with this unique IT course!
As our world becomes more and more digitally focused, and we consume more of our entertainment and information through online media, programming becomes more relevant and important as a suite of skills. Programmers have been described as the ‘wizards of the future’, a talented group of people who can create alternate realities, revolutionary business tools and time wasting entertainment.

AIT’s Diploma of Information Technology is a unique course that gives you a firm grounding in the basics of developing content for mobile platforms and the web, preparing you for a career or further study in the field.

The Diploma of Information Technology is a one-year course that is entirely hands-on, providing plenty of practical experience in programming, software engineering and web development. In addition, you will gain valuable exposure to a variety of interactive media techniques and multimedia skills – additional talents that are useful in any IT-based role.

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Course Overview

Beginning with the foundations of programming, C++ and information systems you will progress through databases and software engineering with a little bit of discrete mathematics to help glue your skills together.

Everything at AIT is aimed at getting you ready for a variety of roles in the digital industry. Our courses are outcome-focused, with an emphasis on building a portfolio and finding work after graduation.

Undertake a course of 8 subjects over two terms. You will have 16 hours a week contact time with teachers and fellow students in addition to personal project development time. <ahref=”http://www.ait.nsw.edu.au/domestic-students/”>

Everything at AIT is aimed at getting you ready for a variety of roles in the digital industry. Our courses are outcome-focused, with specific subjects relating to the construction of a portfolio and social media branding, with an emphasis on finding work after graduation.

Subject Units – Diploma of Information Technology

Term 1 Introduction to Web C++ 1 Foundation programming Information systems
Term 2 Database systems C++ 2 Discrete mathematics Introduction to software engineering

This course is perfectly structured to articulate into AIT’s Bachelor of IT (Mobile Applications Development) also known as BIT(MAD) or Bachelor of IT (Game Programming) also known as BIT(GAP). By completing AIT’s Diploma, you can receive 8 credits towards your total of 24 for the BIT(MAD) or BIT(GAP). This means that you can graduate with a Diploma and a Bachelor qualification in the same time as it would have taken you to complete a regular Bachelor Degree.

The quality of AIT’s courses as allowed our students to obtain an advanced standing with most Australian universities, providing them with the opportunity for further study should they wish to pursue a Bachelor upon completion of their AIT Diploma course.


The backbone of everything else we achieve in the realm of interactive digital media, IT is a constantly in-demand specialisation. Your main talents will lie in the design and development of mobile apps and games, but our courses also teach the ins and out of web design and development. This makes you valuable to any company looking to build an online presence with which to promote their product, and doubly valuable to a company promoting a mobile app in that space.

We have worked closely with companies like Quantum Web, a Sydney-based web design company who hired an AIT graduate after just three weeks of interning. Corporate services supergroup Antares Solutions, a local partner of Microsoft, is  taking on some of our IT students as interns this year and beyond, as they are starved for talented app designers. That’s a trend we’re hearing more and more, so there’s no better time to gain the knowledge and skills you need to get on board this fast-growing sector.

By studying the Diploma of Information Technology together with BIT(MAD) or BIT(GAP) at AIT, you could end up as an app developer or extend your skills into other areas to be become a multimedia developer, web developer, special effects, interactivity specialist, programmer or information architect. Continue Reading..

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Every year, AIT awards amazing students who demonstrate their extraordinary work ethic and talent when applying to study with us.

The initiAIT scholarship is for new undergraduate students commencing at AIT Bachelor Degree in the 2017 academic year. This scholarship is only available to domestic students. Recipients of this scholarship will be awarded an $8,000 discount off their tuition fees (50% applicable for their first term and 50% for their last term of their Bachelor Degree).

For more information, head to http://www.ait.nsw.edu.au/scholarship/.

Meet Our Students

Steven Sinatra
Steven SinatraDiploma of Software Dev.
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Massimo PrestaBIT (Mobile Apps)
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Upcoming Events

This interactive seminar is a great way to get further information on our curriculum, course requirements, study pathways, and talk to our friendly staff & students.
Upcoming Sessions Sydney:
  • Thursday 5 January 6pm-8pm
  • Monday 23 January 6pm-8pm
Upcoming Sessions Melbourne:
  • Thursday 5 January 6pm-8pm
  • Monday 18 January 6pm-8pm
Keen to learn skills in creative drawing, 3D modelling, game design, film editing, digital design or app development? Join us at the Academy of Information Technology for a FREE one-day workshop so you can explore your creative potential.
Upcoming Sessions Sydney:
  • Saturday 21 January (9:30am – 4pm)
  • Saturday 18 February (9:30am – 4pm)
Upcoming Sessions Melbourne
  • Saturday 28 January (9:30am – 4pm)
  • Saturday 25 February (9:30am – 4pm)

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