Damelin IT

Damelin IT, are you a digital guru? Do your friends and family constantly turn to you for technical support and advice? Then you could be the perfect fit for a career in Information Technology.
Information Technology (IT) is a broad term that includes all aspects of managing and processing information and related technologies. It is integrated into every part of our daily lives, from the cars we drive, to our handheld devices and it is the driving force behind the way businesses and governments manage their sectors. So it should come as no surprise that careers in IT are growing significantly, making it a lucrative industry.
IT professionals are responsible for designing, developing, supporting and managing computer hardware, software, and information networks, including the internet. With this diploma, you will be able to assist in the implementation of these IT activities, including skills needed for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Modules covered include Web Development, Programming and Software Engineering, just to name a few. This qualification will provide you with the basis for further development towards specialist and junior management.

Why study at Damelin?

As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave the Damelin home with an unforgettable campus experience.

How to get in?

Registering for the Diploma in Information Technology is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.

  • A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
  • An achievement rating of 3 (40% – 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
    • Age Exemption (23 years or older)
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wish to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption
  • Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme

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Time you will spend on the course

This is a three-year course, with the option to attend either full-time or part-time classes during the week. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.

Course content and modules

You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.

Semester 1
Accounting 1
Information Systems 1A*
Networks 1A*
Programming 1A*
End-user Computing**
Semester 2
Systems Software
Information Systems 1B*
Networks 1B*
Programming 1B*

** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.​

Semester 1
Information Systems 2A*
Documentation Analysis and Design 1A*
Programming 2A*
Web Development 2A*
Advanced PC Skills 2A*
Semester 2
Information Systems 2B*
Documentation Analysis and Design 1B*
Programming 2B*
Web Development 2B*
Advanced PC Skills 2B*


Semester 1
Information Systems 3A*
Programming 3A*
Software Engineering 1A*
Principles of Project Management
Semester 2
Information Systems 3B*
Programming 3B*
Software Engineering 1B*
Work  Integrated Learning**

**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead

A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.

Careers you’d be great at

  • Network Administrator
  • Data Processor
  • Web Developer
  • Programmer
  • IT Analyst
  • IT Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst and Designer

The strength in your qualification

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a Diploma in Information Technology.

Take your education to the next degree

Go even further with a higher qualification. With this diploma you can study further at Damelin or another accredited institution.
*Admission to further your studies remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.