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Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)(exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: DipICT(HIM)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 7164.1

AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 094502M


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Diploma in Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) is available as an exit point only from 6038 - Diploma/Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management)

This course is delivered by Western Sydney University, The College as an agent of Western Sydney University.

The program is designed to provide students with the first year units included in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) degree. It presents students with a range of units included in the first year of the corresponding degree and aims to prepare students for study beyond the first year of University study. It is delivered in a smaller, more supportive learning environment than usually found in first year undergraduate programs.

Students who successfully complete this course will articulate into the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) degree at Western Sydney University with up to one year equivalent of advanced standing.

For more information on Western Sydney University, the College, please refer to their website.

Western Sydney University, The College

Study Mode
One year full-time (three terms).

Course Advice

NameEmail
College Course EnquiriesAdminApp@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

This course is an exit award only

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, Or
  • Competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher.

Students are also assumed to have completed a Mathematics subject, equivalent to the Mathematics subject in the NSW Higher School Certificate.

Met other entry requirements such as

  • An ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place (the ATAR will be set each year at a level below that for admission for the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management), Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Course Structure

This course is an exit award only

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 100 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Students must pass the following units, including the preparatory level units for which no advanced standing will be granted in the University degree program

Term 1 of study

700171Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)
700047Programming Design (WSTC Prep)
700146Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep)
700040Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC)
700258Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)

Term 2 of study

700045Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)
700013Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)
700008Programming Fundamentals (WSTC)
700011Database Design and Development (WSTC)

Term 3 of study

700012Computer Networking (WSTC)
700041Statistical Decision Making (WSTC)
700257Programming Techniques (WSTC)


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