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Computers & IT courses

From improving your Microsoft Excel skills to learning about network security or embarking on a career in IT management, we offer a range of learning so you can study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level. Gain the skills to take your career further.

VU ranked among the state's best universities for our innovative computer science subjects.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • information technology management
  • office administration
  • specialist: CISCO, Microsoft Server, Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, web development.

Short courses 3 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.
Duration: 72 hours
Gain data cabling knowledge in electrical classification, rules, data and telephony installation techniques, dossiers and related mandatory documentation and inspections.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 4 courses

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the IT sector as a specialist or as part of a team with a Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology.

Duration: 0.5 years

This Certificate is part of the Youth IT Careers Program, covering digital literacy, employability skills and social and welfare support for youth experiencing education or employment barriers.

Duration: 1 year

Gain the specialised knowledge and skills to work in the growing general communications and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Duration: 1 year
Further your career in IT with a course in networking. Learn the skills and knowledge to design, build, install and manage ICT networks.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

Higher education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills and knowledge in a range of information technology fields allowing you to progress your qualifications and career in information technology.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 3 courses

Duration: 3 years

Get ahead in the fast-paced world of business and make an impact on a local or international level.

Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills and knowledge of IT applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing.
Duration: 3.5 years

Our Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) teaches the latest in network and systems, and web and mobile app development, and offers a 12-month paid internship in the IT industry.

Postgraduate 9 courses

Duration: 2 years

The Master of Applied Information Technology (NMIT) is a flexible, accredited course, providing advanced training for students with an IT degree.

Duration: 0.5 years

Build on your professional experience with a specialised qualification from a world leader in business analytics and SAP technology.

Duration: 1 year
Enhance your professional experience with a Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics from a world-leading ERP systems (SAP) education provider.
Duration: 1.5 years
Launch a rewarding career in business analytics – combining your ICT skills with business knowledge and SAP systems expertise.
Duration: 2 years
Become an industry leader in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems with VU's Master of Business Analytics (Professional).
Duration: 1 year
Build on your professional experience in business systems and SAP, with VU's Graduate Diploma in Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems).
Duration: 2 years

Develop the computing and business skills to implement and maintain Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and understand their implications on business.

Duration: 0.5 years
This course focuses on the main SAP processes including production planning, materials management, sales & distribution, accounting and human resources.
Duration: 1.5 years
Achieve a lucrative position as a SAP specialist in the growing world of digital-resource management, with our world-class Master of Enterprise Resource Planning Management.

Postgraduate research 1 course

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 4 years

Aim for career as an academic, IT expert or computer scientist. Our integrated PhD teaches you best-practice research methods before you begin original and important study.

I have been able to apply everything I learnt at VU in my previous and current roles at Telstra - from security to networking and now infrastructure engineering. The vendor technologies taught at VU are industry current, and the exposure gave me a great head start.
Andrew Hinton

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