16 months part-time

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

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Study intakes

Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov


$2590 per unit, find out about FEE-HELP


8 (7 weeks each)

Design your future

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management from Southern Cross University Online bridges the gap between your existing tech knowledge and managerial capabilities. In as few as 16 months, you’ll learn how to deliver large-scale transformation projects, including front-end user experience. The project, people and knowledge management units you may elect to study will be complemented by database design and theory, the study of cloud-based computing and info systems design – helping you evaluate threats and vulnerabilities, and identify ICT opportunity at an enterprise level.

Studying this postgraduate diploma in information technology management online is also an alternate pathway into Southern Cross University’s online Master of Information Technology Management. If you choose to continue your IT study, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards the masters – allowing you to focus on your next big career move.

Fast Facts

  • Graduate in just 16 months part-time
  • Start studying in any one of our six intakes
  • 100% online study, with no on-campus commitments
  • Study on an engaging, social learning environment
  • Gain a qualification from a globally ranked university
  • Access a dedicated Student Support Advisor, five days a week
  • Exit early and still gain a qualification
  • Equivalent to an on-campus qualification

Entry criteria

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Diploma in IT Management online, you must:

  • have a three (3) year Bachelor degree from any Australian university, or equivalent; AND
  • and be proficient in English.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to those who have undertaken relevant education and/or significant workforce experience. Should you qualify for RPL, you could reduce the length and cost of your degree, getting you in the job you want even sooner.

What you will study

To receive your Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management, you will need to complete all six core units plus two elective units from either business administration or project management specialisations.

Core Units (complete all)

Data Management
Emerging Technology in Business
Information Systems Analysis and Design


Information Systems Security Management
Managing Digital Enterprise
Managing Information Systems

Electives (Choose 2 from either MBA Specialisation or Project Management)

MBA Specialisation
Corporate Governance for Managers
The Positive Leader
Strategy and Case Analysis
Project Management Principles
Strategic Knowledge Management

Project Management Specialisation
Project Management Principles
Project Management: Initiation and Planning
Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
Leading and Managing Projects
Project Procurement and Contract Management
Portfolio and Program Management

Continue to a Master of IT Management

Upon finishing your Graduate Diploma in IT Management online, you can choose to continue studying and complete a Master of Information Technology Management. You’ll receive RPL for the units you have completed in the Graduate Diploma, enabling you to progress your career with a more advanced qualification

  • Complete four more units to gain a Master of IT Management

For more information about what units you will study, download the brochure.

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For more details about the Graduate Diploma in IT Management online program, complete the form at the top of the page to download your brochure. You’ll receive in-depth information on:

  • Entry criteria
  • Start dates and duration
  • Fees and financing options
  • Courses and assessment types
  • Industry-related work
  • Student support
  • Careers pathways

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