• One year diploma designed specifically for international students
  • Enter directly into year 2 of the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation
  • Supportive learning environment to empower you to succeed
Testimonial by Fares Saleem Shahabi

“It’s really astonishing to see the kind of intellectual knowledge that the professors and the coordinators hold here. They help us a lot in terms of trying to deliver the best kind of presentations and they are generally easily available either by making an appointment or by email. The best part is, they don’t take a lot of time to reply or get back to us.”

Fares Saleem Shahabi
Master of Business & Information Technology

  • Campus: Cairns
  • Duration: 1 year full-time
  • Start Date: February and July
  • Course Fee: A$29,200
  • CRICOS Course Code: 0100451
  • Study Mode: On-campus


A Diploma of Technology with James Cook University College is the perfect pathway into a James Cook University technology degree.

Major in Data Science when you transfer from the Diploma of Technology into 2nd year of the Bachelor of Information Technology or the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation at James Cook University. Learn from JCU’s expert IT staff and visiting lecturers to build your IT skills and gain essential knowledge that is demanded by employers around the world.


Diploma of Technology


Academic: Guaranteed entry where applicants have obtained a Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) or passes in at least 3 academic subjects from Year 12 or equivalent;
Satisfactory completion of the JCU College Foundation Program with a minimum GPA of 4.00

For country specific entry requirements, please contact our admissions team on admissions@jcuinternational.edu.au.

English: JCU College English for Academic Purposes Level 2 or IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent


JCU College provides small, supportive classes so that you can get the very best out of your learning experience.

In completing a Diploma of Technology, you will be setting yourself up for success, not only in a related degree with JCU, but for your future career within the industry.

JCU has built partnerships with Huawei and many other businesses within the technology industry. This allows JCU students to get real industry experience while they learn, building their portfolio and their skills so that they are well-equipped for work after graduating.

Studying a combination of the diploma and bachelor technology courses will instil practical technology skills and an invaluable capacity for critical thinking and creativity. You’ll also be encouraged to hone your thinking and innovation abilities to ensure that you're ready to hit the ground running in an IT job anywhere in the world.

JCUs practical learning elements within this course provide students with a near perfect portrayal of the skills they will need when they’re ready to enter the workforce.


The Diploma of Technology pathway will allow you to enter the 2nd year of the Bachelor of Information Technology, majoring in Data Science or entry into the Bachelor of Technology and Innovation.

Data Science

Gain data and analytics skills that are highly sought-after in every industry – from government departments to internet start-ups and financial institutions. Build your understanding of data science and learn the tools of the trade, including advanced statistical modelling, data mining, machine learning, linear algebra, and data visualisation.