Holmesglen's Bachelor of Information Systems has a practical, hands-on approach to learning, focusing on building technical skills from the ground up.
Career opportunities, include:
- Junior Business Analyst
- Software Developer
- Systems Administrator
- Junior Information Systems Project Manager
- Web Developer
- Database Developer
Pathways to further study:
- Masters or other post-graduate qualification
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Studying the Bachelor of Information Systems at Holmesglen
The Bachelor of Information Systems is professionally accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
The course gives students broad capability across the areas of networking, programming, 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.
Mode of study Full-time, on-campus, face-to-face delivery
This course comprises 23 subjects:
18 core subjects
5 elective subjects
Business Information Systems, Enterprise Systems, Database Systems, Business Decision Analysis, Networking and Virtualisation, Programming, Big Data and Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, System Modelling, Project Management.
||Information systems in organisations
||Fundamentals of programming
||Communications and teamwork
||Operating systems and virtualisation
||Business requirements analysis
||The Modern Economy
||Information Security Management
||Business decision analysis
||Web design and programming
||Big data and business intelligence
||Enterprise cloud computing
||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 |
|BIS101||Information systems in organisations|
|BIS102||Fundamentals of programming|
|BIS104||Communications and teamwork|
|BIS202||Operating systems and virtualisation|
|BIS201||Business requirements analysis|
|BEX103||The Modern Economy|
|BISE03||Information Security Management|
|BIS301||Business decision analysis|
|BIS403||Web design and programming|
|BIS501||Big data and business intelligence|
|BIS502||Enterprise cloud computing|
|BISE01||Human computer interaction|
|BAC102||Computerised Accounting Applications|
|BAC205||Organisational Behaviour and Design|
|BEX102||Business Relationship Management|
|BISE02||Programming web services|
|BISE05||Business transformation and innovation|
|BIS601||Information systems support and testing|
|BIS602||Information systems project|
|BIS603||Ethics and IT governance|
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. Final year there is a capstone project.
For details of credit points, learning outcomes, weekly contact hours, assessments, pre-requisites and co-requisites, download the Bachelor of Information Systems subjects summary (Word-107kb).
For details on the profile of students undertaking this course, download the Bachelor of Information Systems student profile (Word-134kb).
For details on ATAR-based offers, download the 2023 ATAR-based Offers for the Bachelor of Information Systems (Word - 131kb).
To be eligible, students must be at least 16 years of age.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of this higher education program, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment. This will assist with determining your suitability to the course, and identify any learning support needs.
Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)
This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration.
An applicant may be admitted to the course after completing VCE with the following:
• Units 3 and 4 English Language with a study score of at least 20, OR English as an Additional Language (EAL) with a study score of at least 25.
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:
a personal CV outlining your relevant work and life 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.
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 be able to:
switch on a computer
save and organise files
send and read emails
follow instructions to instal software/applications.
Pathways into the course
Applicants who 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:
been awarded an IT diploma or higher in the last 5 years
have more than 2 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 to review your Advanced Standing application. During the 30-minute interview, you will be asked to submit evidence of qualifications and/or work experience in the IT field.
Suitable evidence can included:
original course and subject outlines
work position descriptions or a CV
proof of employment
a letter of reference from your employer
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. Read more about gaining advanced standing and credits.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the Bachelor of Information Systems.
Connections with industry
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.
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Full Fee||$10,506||per annum|
|*Student Services and Amenities Fees (GST exempt)||$326||per annum|
|Mandatory materials fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|Mandatory activities fee (GST inc)||$0||per course|
|**Additional course costs||$1,250||per course|
For details of fees per unit, download the Bachelor of Information Systems 2023 tuition fees (Word - 137kb).
*Students are required to pay a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). This fee contributes to the cost of providing student support services including counselling, welfare services, learning support and other activities provided by the student support and wellbeing teams. For 2023, the SSAF fee is $326 for 12 months. This fee is charged per semester at $163 per semester. All local higher education students are required to pay this fee at the time of enrolment, regardless of study mode. Part time students are charged 75% of this amount. For more information, please visit the SSAF webpage.
**Additional costs may also apply for course consumable and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses. To view the additional costs that apply for each course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
Higher Education Loans Program (HELP) are available to eligible students to pay for tuition and studnet amenities fees for this course. Read more about HELP.
Find out more about paying for your course. Mandatory materials and activities fees, and additional course costs are not covered by HELP Loans.
All fees are indicative only. Holmesglen reviews its tuition fees and charges annually. You will be required to pay the current fee that applies from the beginning of the next study period.
Tuition assurance requirements
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.
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