Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Duration0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Location
Online and
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus, Online
Course codeCC28
First-year fee
$4,472 cspifyf
$12,216 dffpifyf
This course offers Commonwealth Supported Places, meaning you may be eligible for significant fee savings.
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Overview

Whether you are looking to advance your management career or gain the technical skills to enter the field of IT, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is an ideal option to support your career goals. This highly practical course will equip you with current, industry-standard skills in programming, project management, and services management to build your capacity to manage future business challenges in any organisation. Learn from current IT practitioners and future-proof your career in the field of IT. 

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology provides you with the opportunity to expand your professional knowledge and skills in information technology (IT).

By completing the course you will gain a broad understanding of IT applications in industry as well as specific skills in programming, information systems analysis and design and project management. These skills will equip and enable you to manage future business challenges and will enhance your employment opportunities.

Study experience

Career Opportunities

On completing the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology you will have increased your career advancement prospects and gained a competitive advantage over recent graduates. This course will allow you to pursue a career in a wide variety of roles including:

  • developer programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • project support officer.

Structure & Availability

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires you to complete a total of four (4) units in areas such as project management concepts, information systems analysis and design, information communication technology and programming principles. You will gain a broad understanding of a range of areas within the field of information technology.

Unit information

For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2024Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
Term 1, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 2, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Sydney
Term 3, 2025Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney

Online Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Available Online
Term 2, 2024Available Online
Term 3, 2024Available Online
Term 1, 2025Available Online
Term 2, 2025Available Online
Term 3, 2025Available Online

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

This course has no residential schools.

Requirements

Recommended study

Domestics and international students please see CQUni Handbook.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold one of the following:

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
  • A completed AQF Diploma with a minimum of two years relevant communication and information technology experience*; or
  • A minimum of five years of relevant communication and information technology experience*.

*Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain your full name, position title, duties performed, and length of service.

English Language Proficiency Requirements:

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

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None.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee$4,472
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$12,216

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is four units over one term for a graduate certificate or eight units over two terms for a graduate diploma or masters degree). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.

Commonwealth supported places

With Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available for this course, you may be eligible for significant fee savings. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees. Find out more about CSP eligibility criteria.

Government assistance and HELP loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.  Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).  If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy.  Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

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