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CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Overview

At a glance

By studying the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology you will gain a broad understanding of a range of areas within the field of information technology.

Study modes On-Campus, Distance
Courses/units 4/24
Availability BrisbaneMelbourneSydneyRockhamptonDistance Education 
Duration 0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time
Intake dates March, July, November
CRICOS 083586D
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Components of this course are delivered via distance education at some campuses.


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.

Details

Summary

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology provides you 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.

The graduate certificate is a pathway degree into the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology.

Why Study at CQUniversity

CQUniversity offers an extensive range aviation, digital media and Information Technology (IT) courses and units to suit your personal interests and career goals.

Benefit from the flexibility to study full-time or part-time and either on-campus or by distance education. Choose from a number of majors, minors and elective units to individually tailor your learning to suit your personal and professional needs.

At CQUniversity, we provide the right mix of theory and practical experiences to ensure you graduate work ready, making you attractive to employers and helping to broaden your career opportunities.

Our courses and units are regularly updated to ensure they stay current and aligned with latest industry practices. Benefit from supportive teaching professionals who offer industry-relevant, real-world experience.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology requires you to complete a total of four 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.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology course please click here.

As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note units are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of unit availability for your study. Please call 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding unit information regarding your specific application.

Articulation arrangements

Upon completion of the CC28 Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, you may be interested in progressing your studies by continuing onto CC46 Graduate Diploma of Information Technology. You will receive recognition for the units studied as part of the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

Credit transfer information

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

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course requires:

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from any Australia university or college; or
  • a recognised diploma and a minimum two years relevant communication and information technology experience; or
  • a minimum five years relevant communication and information technology experience with:
    - secondary and post secondary certificates
    - evidence from employer (past and present) on company letterhead.

English Requirements

International Students

If you have English as your second language (international or domestic students born outside of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA), you need to meet different English language proficiency requirements depending on the level of study and/or program you wish to undertake. Click here for more details.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Graduate Certificate in Information Technology by clicking the Apply Now button below.

Apply Now

For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.

For more information on applying for Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

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