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Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (12 months), Pre-Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months

This Pre-Bachelor Offers


The units are similar to bachelor degree units, but classes are smaller and students have more one-on-one time with teachers.

To qualify for the award of the Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) (12 months) students must successfully complete 100 credit points.

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 Swinburne Diploma of Information Technology (UniLink) is designed as a high quality transitional education program that aims to prepare students for successful Higher Education studies. 

The program consists of nine units (including one compulsory zero credit point unit) over an eight to twelve month duration 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 Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    100 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Certified academic documents
  • Certified copy of your passport
  • English proficiency test results
  • Certified copy of unit outlines and academic transcripts
  • Portfolio 
  • English translations of all documents, if not already in English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27630 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27630 AUD per year and a duration of 12 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.


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