The IT Diploma program has three streams for the student to choose from:
- Software Development: Programming, Web Design
- Information Systems: Emerging Technologies, Business Analysis
- Computer Network: Network Design, Network Control
This approach of an introductory on-line course and then advanced studies abroad I suggest will become the norm within five years.
It should be noted that there are Australian visa restrictions on the proportion of on-line courses an international student can undertake:
"Students can study up to 25 per cent of their course by online and/or distance learning, but in each compulsory study period each student must be studying at least one unit that is not by distance or online."These restrictions do not apply to students studying on-line from abroad. Students on-line do not need to be in Australia and so do not need an Australian visa.
From "Online and distance", National Code Part D, Standard 9 of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (ESOS Act), Australian Department of Education and Training.