Diploma of Information Technology Systems Administration (11)

Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)

This qualification is part of the Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All computer systems, once built, require ongoing support. This program provides students with the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills needed for managing these systems and providing support to those who use the system. Students will train on the department's purpose built systems where they can look behind the scenes of the operating system and other system services.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent with an English major and basic computing skills; or mature age with plus basic computing skills; or Certificate II in Information Technology or equivalent

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability; Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an IT environment; Gather data to identify business requirements; Manage system security; Implement and hand over system components; Establish and maintain client user liaison; Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans; Review and manage delivery of maintenance services; Manage the testing process; Produce technical solutions from business specifications; plus electives.

Study Pathways:

Credit transfer arrangements are available at the University of Canberra.


Graduates will be able to apply for Provisional Associate (AACS Prov) membership of the Australian Computer Society. They will be eligible for a re-grade to Associate (AACS) after two years of relevant work experience.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
CIT Reid No info Yes Full time 2 years
CIT Reid No info Yes Part time 3 years
CIT Gungahlin No info No
CIT Gungahlin No info No Part time
The Canberra Institute of Technology is a large multi-campus provider of a wide range of vocational education and training programs. CIT offers over 200 programs at different levels through five campuses across Canberra.

CIT Award programs are endorsed by industry and accredited by the CIT Advisory Council under delegation from the ACT Accreditation and Registration Council.

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CIT programs cater for full or part-time students as well as people in either full-time or part-time employment. Some courses can be studied online or at an individual pace via one of the flexible learning centres. CIT classes are small, the average size being 20 students.

Programs are run only if there are enough students and resources. Each program has its own entry requirements. Selection criteria and/or selection processes apply to many high demand programs.

CIT offers traineeship programs which are advertised in local newspapers. Student loans and FEE-HELP loans are available for eligible programs where students meet the requirements.

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