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February, July

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Full Time: 3 years , Part Time: 6 years (local students only)



Holmesglen's Bachelor of Information Systems has a practical, hands-on approach to learning, focused on building technical skills from the ground up.

The course gives students broad capability across the areas of networking, programming and web design, database design, cyber security and business analytics.

Subjects feature learning in business analysis, cloud computing, virtualisation, cyber security, big data and business intelligence, business management, information security and network security.

Holmesglen works closely with leading companies in the IT industry, including Cisco, VMware, Fortinet, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to ensure this course is industry current. With this Bachelor, you will gain the practical experience and theoretical knowledge to be productive in the workforce from day one.

Course structure

Major studies
Enterprise Systems, Database Systems, Business Decision Analysis, Networking, Programming, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security.

This course is comprised of 23 subjects: 18 core and five elective subjects.


A variety of assessment methods are used, including technical reports, laboratory reports, network design models, practical strategy assessments, written assignments, literature reviews, practical case studies, group projects, individual and group presentations, online quizzes, practical labs, exams, research reports, feasibility reports, and classroom hurdle tasks.





Information systems in organisations


Fundamentals of programming


Network fundamentals


Communications and teamwork


Operating systems and virtualisation


Business requirements analysis


Change management


Business Management


The Modern Economy


Information security management


Business decision analysis


Database design


Accounting Principles


Enterprise systems


Database systems


Web design and programming


Cyber security


Big data and business intelligence


Enterprise cloud computing


Project management


Human computer interaction


Computerised Accounting Applications


Organisational Behaviour And Design


Business Relationship Management


Programming web services


Business transformation and innovation


Information systems support and testing


Information systems project


Ethics and IT governance

Code Name
BIS101Information systems in organisations
BIS102Fundamentals of programming
BIS103Network fundamentals
BIS104Communications and teamwork
BIS202Operating systems and virtualisation
BIS201Business requirements analysis
BISE04Change management
BBA101Business Management
BEX103The Modern Economy
BISE03Information security management
BIS301Business decision analysis
BIS302Database design
BAC101Accounting Principles
BIS401Enterprise systems
BIS402Database systems
BIS403Web design and programming
BIS404Cyber security
BIS501Big data and business intelligence
BIS502Enterprise cloud computing
BIS503Project management
BISE01Human computer interaction
BAC102Computerised Accounting Applications
BAC205Organisational Behaviour And Design
BEX102Business Relationship Management
BISE02Programming web services
BISE05Business transformation and innovation
BIS601Information systems support and testing
BIS602Information systems project
BIS603Ethics and IT governance
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Information Systems 2019 tuition fees (Word - 34kb).

Entry requirements

Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.

For these three applicant types:
- Applicants with Higher Education Study
- Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study
- Applicants with Work and Life experience

The following entry requirements apply:
- Your entire academic record will be considered.
- You will also be required to attend a 30-minute interview where your suitability for enrolment will be determined.

You should bring supporting documentation for review which could include:
- personal CV outlining your relevant work and life skills and experience
- letters of reference from employers
- documents relating to prior study including course and subject transcripts, and course and subject outline documents.

The Computing and IT Department will contact you to arrange an interview time once you have applied.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to submit a SEAS application and attend an interview to support their application.

Pathways into the course
Applicants that already hold a certificate, diploma or higher qualification in an IT field will be offered an admissions pathway into the Bachelor of Information Systems.

Advanced Standing will be considered for applicants who have any of the following:
- been awarded an IT diploma or higher in the last five years
- have more than two years’ experience working in the IT industry.

Applicants seeking advanced standing need to Apply to enrol. The Computing and IT Department will contact you to arrange an interview time to review your Advanced Standing application once you have applied. At the 30 minute interview, you will be asked to submit evidence of qualifications and/or work experience in the field of IT.

Suitable evidence can included the following:
- awarded qualification documents
- qualification transcripts
- original course and subject outlines
- work position descriptions or a CV
- proof of employment
- a letter of reference from your employer confirming the duties undertaken in the workplace.

All applicants are required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment as part of the interview process. This assessment is used to identify your suitability for the course, and identify any learning support needs.

Holmesglen requires learners to have IT skills in switching on the computer, saving and organising files, sending and reading emails and following instructions for installing software/applications.


You may be able to shorten the length of your studies by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training, or work and life experience. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.



After completing 23 subjects, you will be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Information Systems.


Bachelor of Information Systems graduates can apply for entry to relevant Masters or other post-graduate qualifications.


- Systems Administrator
- Information Systems Cloud Architect
- Information Systems Project Manager
- Cloud / Web Services Developer
- IT Business Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator and Designer
- Cloud Security Consultant
- Enterprise Systems Consultant.
- IT/IS Consultant
- Information Systems Administrator

How to apply


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Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.


Apply through VTAC for the February intake for full-time study.


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Full Fee


The above fees are per annum. These are indicative fees only.
Individual subject tuition fees are available for higher education courses.

Find out what financial assistance is available for higher education students.


Under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, Holmesglen Institute must meet tuition assurance requirements for persons, other than overseas students, who are enrolled in the higher education courses we offer in the event we cease to provide a course of study in which a student is enrolled. Overseas students refer to the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2002.

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Looking for an IT degree that gives you strong technical skills with a hands-on approach? Come see us at Open Day to learn about how our Bachelor of Information Systems is a stand out course, providing a strong foundation for learners who are looking for a career across various areas of IT. Meet our expert teachers who'll show you our computer labs and facilities and tell you about our practical applications, range of courses on offer and course pathways available.

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