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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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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.

Subject areas

This course has no speciliasation or major.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

How to apply

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.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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