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Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 Months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 8 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) , | ,
The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) is a higher education diploma which provides an alternative pathway to the second year of a bachelor degree. The units are similar to those in the first year of a bachelor degree, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) provides a direct pathway to second-year university. The units are similar to those in first year of a bachelor degree, but the classroom environment is different. Classes are smaller and students will have more individual attention from their teachers to help them adjust to university.

Career opportunities

After completion of the chosen bachelor degree, graduates may find employment in database administration, electronic publishing, information architecture, internet systems development, online entertainment, multimedia application design, project management, software development, systems analysis, web design and more.

Aims and objectives

The Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (8 months) is designed as a high quality transitional education program that aims to prepare students for successful Higher Education studies. The program consists of eight units over two fourteen week teaching periods and is designed to provide students with a sound understanding of the basic IT principles to enable them to learn valuable Information Technology skills which can be used later in their life. Students will be exposed to subjects from each of the core Information Technology disciplines as well as Communication for Information Technology.


UniLink is accredited as an award-level higher education diploma.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Problem solving with ICT 
  • Introduction to business information systems 
  • Foundations of technical programming 
  • Database analysis and design 
  • Developing technical software 
  • Requirements analysis and modelling 
  • Creating web applications 
  • Computer Technology stream
  • Calculus and applications 
  • Information Systems stream 
  • Managing in the 21st century 
  • Marketing principles 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 8 months
    • Average part-time duration 16 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

Academic Requirements

Make sure you have the following documents for your application:
  • certified copies of previous academic results
  • certified English language proficiency test results
  • letters from schools or employers
  • portfolio for design courses, excluding Swinburne Foundation Year (Design).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24560 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24560 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.
  • National

    9185 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9185 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 8 months.

Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Colombo, Sri Lanka

    61275 - 89170 LKR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.