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Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice


City campus

Min. duration
1 year full time

course codes
UTS: C20056v1
CRICOS: 084260G

The Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice is not a separate course in its own right but is taken in conjunction with UTS: Information Technology's undergraduate bachelor programs.

Students must obtain suitable employment and work for a minimum of nine months full time and must undertake the academic subjects related to their industrial training. International students can work full-time for the duration of the diploma.

The diploma is extremely beneficial for students relating their final year of coursework to the practical needs of the IT industry. This experience is invaluable when applying for graduate career positions.

Course aims

The course aims to develop students' technical and generic work skills in a workplace environment. It also enables students to develop lifelong learning skills and gain a better understanding of the relationship between theory and practice.

Typical study program

The course program is shown below.

Autumn sessionCredit pointsSubject code
31016 Career Management for IT Professionals631016
41061 IT Professional Experience 1341061
41071 Work Integrated Learning 1641071
41062 IT Professional Experience 2341062
41072 Work Integrated Learning 2641072
Spring sessionCredit pointsSubject code
41063 IT Professional Experience 3341063
41073 Work Integrated Learning 3641073
41064 IT Professional Experience 4341064
41074 Work Integrated Learning 4641074
41065 IT Experience Reflection641065

Course fees

For relevant fee information, are you a Local student or International student

All students at UTS pay tuition fees to contribute towards the cost of their studies.

In 2017 all offers made to domestic undergraduate students will be for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP), which means that the Australian government makes a substantial contribution towards the cost of your education, and you pay the balance through student contributions.

The amount you pay depends on your area of study and the number of credit points (cp) in which you enrol. At UTS 48 credit points is considered to be one Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL).

The table to the right shows the amount a student can expect to pay for one year of full-time study (1.0 EFTSL).

Students can choose to pay their student contribution upfront, or if eligible, can defer their fees through HECS-HELP.

In addition to tuition fees, students are required to pay a Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). The purchase of textbooks and other course materials may also result in additional cost.

You can calculate your student contribution as a percentage of the amounts shown on the table.
e.g. If you are enrolled in a 6 credit point Mathematics subject, your contribution would be 6/48 x $9,050 = $1,131.

Student contribution amounts for 2017 commencing students

Area of study and

student contribution  


Student contribution

(per EFTSL or 48 cp)

Law, Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Administration, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science
Mathematics, Statistics, Computing, Built Environment, Other Health, Allied Health, Engineering, Science, Surveying, Agriculture
Humanities, Behavioural Science, Social Studies, Education, Clinical Psychology, Foreign Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, Nursing



Tuition fees for international undergraduate students can be found using tuition fees search.

Tuition fees must be paid in advance each session and are subject to annual increase. Fees for future year(s) published in fees search, whilst unlikely to change, are estimates only. UTS makes every effort to provide up to date future year(s) fee estimates and to limit any changes, however, UTS reserves the right to vary fees for future year(s) at any time.


For this course, the cost per credit point for 2017 is $769. The total credit points are 48.

All international students should familiarise themselves with the following documents:

In addition to tuition fees, students may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Textbooks and other course materials will also result in additional costs.

UTS Alumni save 10%: alumni.uts.edu.au/advantage

For further information on costs related to your study at UTS, visit the international students' fees information page.


For career options, refer to the main degree undertaken. The diploma increases students' employability by providing at least nine months' work experience before graduation. Many students continue working with their industrial training employer and finish their studies part time.

Course structure

Course completion requirements

RequirementCredit points
STM90990 IT Work Integrated Learning Program48

Course structure explained

In addition to undertaking industrial training, students are required to complete 36 credit points of coursework subjects.

Additional information

Course duration

Students are required to obtain approved, full-time employment within the IT industry for a minimum of nine months and complete two sessions of academic study.

Students are required to notify the faculty of any changes to their circumstances that affect their industrial training, including notification of the start and finish dates of their industrial training.

Full time, mixed

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

Applicants for admission must satisfy the selection criteria as specified by the faculty.

This course is normally available to students who are currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Computing Science (Honours) (C09119), Bachelor of Science in Games Development (C10229), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (C10239), Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (C10219), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation (C10327), Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Bachelor of Laws (C10245), Bachelor of Mathematics and Computing (C10158), Graduate Diploma of Interactive Multimedia (C07078) and Master of Interactive Multimedia (C04158).

Students must have progressed to a particular stage of their program of study and completed certain subject requirements before being admitted concurrently to the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice. Students who have completed all subjects in their course may still enrol in the diploma, but cannot graduate from their course until they finish the diploma.

Non-UTS students who hold an ACS Foundation work integrated learning scholarship may also apply for the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.0 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 500-549 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 60-78 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 50-57; or CAE: 169-175.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Check to see if there are additional admission requirements for this course.

If you don't meet the admission requirements for this course, there may be alternative pathways to help you gain admission.

Year 12 bonus scheme

To see a list of courses where HSC subjects provide bonus points, please refer to the Year 12 bonus points page.

UTS: Handbook

See the Diploma in Information Technology Professional Practice in the UTS: Handbook for comprehensive course details.
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