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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Course information for - 2023 entry
Offered at 1 locations
- Study mode
- Attendance, Online
- 0.5 year full-time or equivalent part-time
- Fees (first year)*
- Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Beginning February 2024Applications open August 2023Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Not available
The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is also an Exit Award from the Master of Information Technology.
Take the first step toward a career in a fast-growing and ever-evolving industry.
Our Graduate Certificate in Information Technology provides you with foundational knowledge and skills in the key areas of programming, database and data science and the cloud. Made up of units accredited by the Australian Computer Society and embedded with Microsoft certifications - Microsoft Azure Fundamentals, Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals and Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals DP-900, this graduate certificate is highly regarded by industry and will have you job ready or on a pathway to our Master of Information Technology. Units from this course can also count towards an IT specialisation in the MBA. All our units are embedded with the United Nations sustainable goals.
Our graduates have pursued careers in:
- IT consulting
- IT support
- IT training
- database administration
To complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology, a student must complete 40 credit points (cp).
Sample program map
|Year - Study period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4||Unit 5|
Year 1 - Sem 1
ITEC610 Introduction to Data Science with Python
ITEC615 Information Technology Essentials
ITEC617 Modern Database Management
ITEC618 Programming Concepts
This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:
- Equivalent of an Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline; or
- At least two years’ industry experience in a relevant role.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.
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The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology articulates into the Master of Information Technology.
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.
You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.
How to apply
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Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment.