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

  • Approved Abbreviation: DipICT(HIM)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 7164
  • AQF Level: 5

CRICOS Code: 094502M

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 program 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 subjects included in the Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology (Health Information Management) degree. It presents students with a range of subjects 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 program 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).

Program Advice

College Program Enquiries
 

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

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Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
The College - Nirimba Education Precinct Full Time Internal See above

Admission

This program is an exit award only

Domestic students are required to have

  • Completed an English subject 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 subject 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 program 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 program with a 50% pass Or
  • Passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent Or
  • Passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English subject 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 program with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Program Structure

This program is an exit award only.

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

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

Subject Title Credit Points
Term 1 of Study
GEDU 0010Tertiary Study Skills in Information and Communications Technology (WSTC Prep)0
COMP 0003Programming Design (WSTC Prep)5
MATH 0008Mathematics 2 (WSTC Prep)10
COMM 1027Principles of Professional Communication 1 (WSTC)10
INFS 2005Introduction to Health Informatics (WSTC)10
Term 2 of Study
MATH 0028Statistics for Academic Purposes (WSTC Prep)5
INFS 1007Systems Analysis and Design (WSTC)10
COMP 1006Programming Fundamentals (WSTC)10
INFS 2003Database Design and Development (WSTC)10
Term 3 of Study
COMP 2006Computer Networking (WSTC)10
MATH 1029Statistical Decision Making (WSTC)10
COMP 2017Programming Techniques (WSTC)10
Total Credit Points100