Skip to content
2024 UniSQ Open Days
Register for the chance to win a MacBook Pro or Microsoft Surface*

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Graduate Diploma of Information Technology (GDTI)

Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
  • Toowoomba
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Designed for students from any discipline, the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology provides you the opportunity to gain professional qualifications in computing.
  • UniSQ’s information technology degrees are flexible and relevant to the ever-changing IT environment.
  • Choose to specialise in the field of Computer Technology, Network Engineering and Software Development.
  • Study with the uni rated five out of five stars for postgraduate computing and information technology overall educational experience (Good Universities Guide, 2024).
Two men collaborating at a computer workstation in an office environment.

Got questions?


Begin your study journey today with the university rated 5/5 stars for graduates starting salaries* and start the degree that’s right for you.

*Good Universities Guide 2024

Talk to us
Why study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology at UniSQ?

When you study a Graduate Diploma of IT at UniSQ, you’ll be part of an educational environment that will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to reach your career goals. Whether you’re looking for Grad Dip in IT courses online or on-campus, you’ll have the chance to create a flexible study mode to suit your work-life balance with Information and Communications Technology at UniSQ .

According to the Good Universities Guide 2023, we are rated five out of five stars for computing and information systems:

  • student support
  • education experience
  • postgraduate teaching quality
  • postgraduate skills development
  • postgraduate learning resources. 
How do I know which specialisation is right for me?

A great place to start is to think about what you enjoy and how you can align what you’re passionate about with a major. Identifying what you love naturally lends itself to your strengths which can make choosing a Grad Dip in IT specialisation not only less stressful, but exciting. Visualise your goals, what you want to achieve and how you see your future career playing out.

The best thing about UniSQ is that we’re pretty flexible when it comes to changing your mind. If you commence your Graduate Diploma of IT and after a semester decide you want to change majors, that’s ok. Our iconnect team can chat through your options.

At UniSQ You can choose from several specialisations in the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology including:

  • Computing Technology - Develop broad foundation knowledge in the areas of networking and IT system administration.
  • Network Engineering - Learn the fundamentals of wireless networking – gain hands-on experience in configuring wireless devices and explore a range of mobile technologies.
  • Software Development - Explore software development concepts and gain an introduction to software engineering and become career-ready with a software development qualification. 
What is the difference between a diploma and a bachelor's degree?

A diploma in Australia (generally a one-year qualification) is perfect if you would like to start your studies with a bite-sized portion. It’s more detailed than a certificate but less comprehensive than an associate degree or a bachelor. You can study a diploma as either a vocational training or higher education qualification and you’ll gain knowledge you can apply directly to the workplace.

A Graduate Diploma of IT is a postgraduate coursework qualification, an AQF level 8, and often studied after an undergraduate bachelor degree to advance your knowledge in a specific field. Some graduate diplomas can also be used to change career paths. If you haven’t got an undergraduate degree, you may be able to enter based on relevant work experience.   

A Graduate Diploma of Information Technology takes significantly less time to study. Normally, it can be completed in one year while a bachelor's degree takes three or four years. How long a diploma takes, just like any other university qualification, varies depending on whether you’re studying full-time or part-time.

What are the entry requirements for a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology?

The entry requirements to study a Graduate Diploma of IT will vary depending on the education provider you choose.

To study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology s at UniSQ, there are several ways you can meet the entry requirements:

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree, or equivalent. 
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience equivalent to a qualification at AQF Level 7.

For further information on the entry requirements, please view the entry requirements section of your chosen specialisation. 

Still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

Can I study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology part-time or online?

Yes! Most education providers allow you to study a Grad Dip in IT online.

At UniSQ You can study a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology online with the same level of support and opportunity as those students studying on-campus.

Studying a Graduate Diploma of IT with UniSQ allows you to fit study into your life and access learning resources, forums, assessment information and study support from wherever you are.

So why study a postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology online at UniSQ?

  • We have 40+ years of experience delivering flexible study options via online learning.
  • You won’t be alone – over 75% of UniSQ students choose to study online.
  • Visit your online classroom anywhere, anytime, 24/7
  • We know what we’re doing! UniSQ’s fastest growing cohort is online. 
How long does a Graduate Diploma of Information Technology typically take to complete?

The duration of a Graduate Diploma of IT will vary depending on where you choose to go to uni, but at UniSQ it will take you approximately one year to complete.

Some students choose to study part-time which will increase the time it takes to finish the required courses. 

Are there any scholarships or financial aid options available for this program?
We know that cost can play a big part in your decision to study. Learn about the fees and scholarships related to university and the financial support options we have available when you study a postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology.