Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology - CM24

The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with foundation skills and knowledge to enhance your employability or upskill and broaden your career opportunities in the field of information technology. Whether you are ready to start university, or want to try your hand at studying before committing to a full degree, our undergraduate certificates are the perfect place to start. The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology is an ideal course if you are interested in CQUni's diploma, associate degree or bachelor courses in information technology but want to start mid-year.

This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021. The indicative student contribution fee for eligible students starting and completing this course in 2021 is $3972.


Online, On Campus


SR:58 ATAR:58




0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time


Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville, Online


English (Units 3 and 4, C)


No recommended study required

The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology (IT) will provide you with practical skills and knowledge to kickstart your career in the field of IT, or upskill in your existing career. 

Adapted from the Bachelor of Information Technology, you will benefit from industry-relevant and innovative units conveniently packaged as a short course. 

During the course, you will learn about systems analysis and become equipped in programming fundamentals required of a computer programmer. Tailor your studies to suit your career pursuits and interests by choosing from six electives ranging from computer networking, database design, data visualisation, and programming units. 

Upon completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology, students can seamlessly articulate into CQUniversity's information technology courses with credit for all four units: 

The course offers you flexibility to study on-campus or online, and either full-time or part-time.

Undergraduate certificates are an officially recognised qualification made up of four units from the relevant bachelor degree. This means you can start study now, gain a qualification in as little as six months, and choose whether to continue with your bachelor degree, explore another study option or use your qualification to launch your career.

Commencing new students can take advantage of reduced student contribution fees in 2021 under the Job Ready Graduates Package funding from the Australian Government.

Core Units 2 Major Units None
Electives 2 Minor Units None


You are required to complete a total of 4 units including two core units and two electives.

Core Units:

  • COIT11226 Systems Analysis
  • COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals

Elective Units:

  • COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations 
  • COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT 
  • COIT11240 Dashboard Design and Visualisation 
  • COIT11237 Database Design and Implementation 
  • COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming 
  • COIS1203 Human-Computer Interaction 


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


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

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Sydney, Townsville

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2021Available Online
Term 2 - 2021Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

SR 58 | ATAR 58.0

The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.

Student Profile
The Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology is a new course in 2021.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

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 fulltime 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:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 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 ad no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Required an overall score of 54 with o 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.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

No recommended study.

Graduates from the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology from CQUniversity will have developed fundamental skills and knowledge for application in Information Technology and professional upskilling for life-long learning.

Completion of this Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with a pathway to the Bachelor of Information Technology at CQUniversity.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.

Undergraduate Certificate 2021 Fees
This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and is Commonwealth supported in 2021.

Please note, students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place are required to commence units of study in 2021. 

Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

No information available at this time.
Tertiary Admission Centre codes are not applicable for this course.

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 to create one. 

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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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