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Overview

The number of discounted places being offered in response to the COVID-19 Higher Education Relief package for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology has been reached and applications for discounted and full fee places have closed for Semester 2 2020.

It is designed to extend and update your knowledge in advanced computing subject areas, or provide an excellent retraining opportunity if you are a professional aiming to move to a new IT specialty.

You may undertake units of study towards this award full time over one semester or part time over one year.

If you are interested in pursuing further study, completing the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology with a credit average may prepare you for admission to the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Technology Management.

In 2021, our Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will revert back to an exit award only, for those enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology or Master of Information Technology.

Please consider one of these alternative degrees if you are interested in obtaining the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology at that time.

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This course has no speciliasation or major.

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Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

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How to apply

NOTE: Important Semester 2, 2020 changes:

The number of discounted places being offered in response to the COVID-19 Higher Education Relief package for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology has been reached and applications for discounted and full fee places have closed for Semester 2 2020.

Sem 2, 2020 semester start date: 24 August 

Students interested in obtaining the Graduate Certificate Information Technology should apply for the Graduate Diploma Information Technology or Master of Information Technology. The Graduate Certificate Information Technology is only conferred to those who have successfully completed the first 24 credit points of the two aforementioned degrees and have decided to exit the degree early.

NOTE: Important Semester 2, 2020 changes:

Sem 2, 2020 semester start date: 24 August 

What you'll study

Study plan for this course

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology complete 24 credit points (cp) made up of foundational and specialist units of study, subject to meeting prior learning requirements and timetabling.

Classes for this course are held either during the evening or online to accommodate your professional and other external commitments. 

Please note that this course is available via online study mode to domestic students in semester 2, 2020 only.

Candidates may choose to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology to pursue further study, subject to meeting progression requirements.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

To be eligible for admission, an applicant is required to have:

  • an Australian bachelor's degree in information technology or equivalent qualification or
  • an Australian Bachelor of Engineering degree and a major sequence of study in computer engineering, software engineering, or equivalent qualification

Career pathways

Graduates will be IT specialists who possess an excellent combination of knowledge and practical, hands-on expertise to influence and reinforce an organisation's technology infrastructure and to support the people who use it.

They will often be responsible for selecting and deploying software products appropriate for an organisation. They may also be involved in creating and managing business applications, web sites, systems and the IT environment in all types of industries.

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