ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology




Course Overview

The Diploma of Information Technology equips students with a wealth of IT skills during the ever evolving world of technological advancement. Learner capabilities goes beyond software use to website creation, network security, administrative skills and programming logic development.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to administer and manage information and communications technology (ICT) support in small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) using a wide range of general ICT technologies. Persons working at this level provide a broader rather than specialised ICT support function, applying a wide range of higher-level technical skills in ICT areas such as networking, IT support, database development, programming and web development.

Conversely, it may also apply to those with little or no vocational experience, but who possess sound theoretical IT skills and knowledge that they would like to develop in order to create further educational and employment opportunities. Typically, these students will be Year 12 graduates aged 17 and upwards and they are likely to have no work or study experience.

Delivery mode and location

This qualification is delivered in the classroom at the Islamabad Campus located at: 106-E, 2nd Floor Asif Plaza, G 7/2 Blue Area, Islamabad Capital Territory, 44000

Course Duration

This qualification is delivered over 52 weeks, which consists of 40 weeks of 20 classroom hours per week, plus 10 hours structured self-study per week, and approx 4 homework hours per week, as well as 12 weeks holiday.


At the end of each session, self-study activities have been set for students to complete. Students will need to spend 10 hours per week on self-study.

Students will need to complete the activities in their own time, prior to the next session starting.

Each activity has been allocated an approximate amount of time that should be spent on undertaking the activity.  All work completed by the student will need to be typed and professionally presented in a word-processed document for submission to the trainer/assessor.

Students will receive appropriate time at the start of every session to discuss the self-study activities completed.

Career Outcomes

Graduates may find employment in a variety of technological sectors from networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development, with roles starting from entry level administrator to technical management.

Education Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of advanced diploma qualifications such as the ICT60120 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology or higher education qualifications.

Students that graduate from APiT Pakistan Campus can benefit from APiT approved articulation agreements with top ranking Australian University Pathway Partners that recognise APIT AQF Diplomas qualifications for entry and credit into the 1st or 2nd year of selected bachelor degrees:








Please refer to Diploma Pathway to Australian Bachelors on our website.

All Australian Registered Training Providers, such as TAFE and Australian Higher Education Providers such as a University will recognize APiT Australian Accredited AQF Diploma Qualifications for admission and/or credit. The amount of credit transfer will depend of the University and degree chosen and you will need to check with each individual University.

Course Structure

APiT has selected 4 core units and 16 elective units of competency in consultation with Industry which meet the Training Package requirements of the ICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology, to enable you to attain develop sound theoretical IT skills and knowledge that increases your future educational and employment opportunities.

Unit CodeUnit Name 
BSBSUS501Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityCore
BSBWHS501Ensure a safe workplaceCore
ICTICT509Gather data to identify business requirementsCore
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisationCore
ICTWEB411 Produce basic client-side script for dynamic web pagesElective
ICTWEB429Create a markup language document to specificationElective
ICTWEB501Build a dynamic websiteElective
ICTWEB502Create dynamic web pagesElective
ICTWEB504Build a document using extensible mark-up languageElective
ICTNWK536Plan, implement and test enterprise communication solutionsElective
ICTNWK529Install and manage complex ICT networksElective
ICTICT501 Research and review hardware technology options for organisationElective
ICTPRG532Apply advanced object-oriented
language skills
ICTDBS501Monitor and improve knowledge
management system
ICTPMG501Manage ICT projectsElective
ICTICT419Work effectively in the digital media industryElective
ICTPRG527Apply intermediate
object-oriented language skills
ICTPRG409Develop mobile applicationElective
BSBLDR511Develop and use emotional intelligenceElective
ICTPRG525Build java appletsElective

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have satisfactorily completed Year 12 education, or its Pakistani equivalent i.e F.A, F.Sc, D.Com,
DAE, ICS, A Levels etc.

You are required to participate in a Pre-Training Review to assess your English language level and numeracy skills, as well as your suitability for the course. The Pre-Training Review will include:

  • An online Numeracy Test
  • The APiT administered Oxford Placement Test that requires placement at CEFR Level B2 (equivalent to IELTS 5.5)
  • An Interview to identify your prior experience, existing knowledge, skills and suitability for the course.*

The Pre-training Review is used to determine the level of additional support and/or reasonable adjustment required for you to successfully complete the course.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Students may be granted RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or CT (Credit Transfer) if they are able to demonstrate that they have achieved the level of skills and knowledge equivalent to the unit they seek credit for through work experience, through life experiences or similar study at another institution.

Students can apply for credit transfer or RPL at the time of enrolment.

Applicants applying for RPL/CT should submit the RPL/CT application along with their original supporting documents to Student Administration. Where RPL is being applied, the student must submit all relevant evidence of work experience and where learning has occurred.

Training Delivery Arrangements

Classes are face-to-face sessions in fully equipped classrooms along with structured self paced study that students are required to complete in their own time.

Students are required to complete self paced study activities prior to attending classroom session.

Students are provided with electronic and printed learning & assessment material. Although APiT will have access to computers with the required softwares within the IT Lab on campus, students will still be required to have their own personal devices (preferred laptop) with the required softwares during classes and for the self-study activities and tasks that is completed outside of class.

Students will also need to have access to an active email address and mobile device for communication line to remain open between the trainer and student.

Assessment Arrangements

Assessment methods used for this qualification provides a range of ways for individuals to demonstrate that they have met the required outcomes including:

  • Projects
  • Presentations
  • Report writing
  • Observations
  • Questioning (oral or written)

Additional Support

All students are provided with a range of learning support options and resources to help them achieve competency in the same way as any other person regardless of whether support services have been required. This may include:

  • Mentoring from Trainers.
  • Additional classes, tutorials and workshops.
  • Computer and technology support.
  • Referral to external support services.

Australian Pacific Institute of Technology will provide additional support for any students experiencing:

  • Disability and access issues;
  • Language barriers;
  • Language, literacy and numeracy issues;
  • Any other issues that may affect their ability to achieve their training goals.

Where there is perceived difficulty in achieving learning goals, the trainer will discuss these issues with the student.


APiT offers a competitive easy to pay instalments course package, as follows:

CourseICT50118 Diploma of Information Technology
Course Duration 12 Months / 52 weeks
1Full Tuition FeePKR 450,000
2Tuition Fee paid quarterlyPKR 112,500
3Materials FeePKR 25,000 (Non-Refundable)
Enrolment FeePKR 25,000 (Non-Refundable)

Full tuition fee excludes materials and enrolment fee

Tuition Fee must be paid in advance before every quarter

Materials Fee includes electronic and printed learning and assessment material

For more information on additional fees, please refer to APiT Terms & Conditions.


At the successful completion of the qualification, students will be awarded with the “Testamur” and a “Record of Results”, which provides detailed Units of Competency completed in the qualification.

At the Partial Completion of the qualification, students will be awarded with a “Statement of Attainment”, which will detail only the Units of Competency that student has achieved competency from the course.

This qualification is a nationally recognised qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 5.

How to Enrol

You can enrol online by fi­lling out and submitting the online application which can be found at: Application Form

Otherwise please visit APiT’s Islamabad Campus and fi­ll in and submit a hardcopy application form in person.

Prior to enrolling, please make sure you download and read APiT Student Handbook.

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