Diploma of Information Technology [Pathway]

Become equipped to analyse, synthesise and integrate information to perform the technical services required for a career in Information Technology. You’ll hone your problem-solving and communication skills as you tailor solutions to suit specific needs. Transition to a Bachelor of Information Technology upon successful completion of this pathway course.

Hands-on learning support

Further your technical skills in targeted workshops

Fast-track your degree

Successful completion will provide credit towards a JCU bachelor's degree

Become future-focused

Develop skills in an industry with long-term employment outcomes

Fast Facts



  • Brisbane: July, November



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


1 year full-time

Entry Requirements

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

English language requirements

Band P

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.



Course detail

Real stories

  • Student of Information Technology


    Marina Sugita

    Bachelor of Information Technology

    What I really like about the course is that it allows me to explore my creative side and come up with innovative solutions that have the potential to make a big difference in the world. I’m glad I chose JCU because it has such a great support network and sense of community.

  • Studied at James Cook University


    Alexander Scott

    Bachelor of Information Technology

    I choose to complete my degree at JCU to turn my passion of tinkering into a career. The highlights of software development include a sense of craftsmanship, diversity of problem domains, and the feeling of pride every time a user says they love our product.

  • Lecturer Information Technology


    Lindsay Ward

    Information Technology

    JCU is a great choice for IT because of its attentive staff, strong industry connections and its award-winning program of integrating Design Thinking across all years of the degree to give students industry-ready skills for the future.

  • Gareck Packer, GP One


    Gareck Packer

    GP One

    JCU graduates are eager to contribute and take on challenges. A graduate’s university experience instills a habit for learning that continues into the workplace, and because of this they’re resourceful and driven. JCU graduates inject great ideas into the business and we’ll continue to rate highly those with a degree.