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Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

  • Graduate Certificate

As a postgraduate introduction to IT, this course is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who'd like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.Developed in consultation with industry, this course will teach you how information...

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
S578, 035507F
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

As a postgraduate introduction to IT, this course is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who'd like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.

Developed in consultation with industry, this course will teach you how information technologies relate to everyday business operations within organisations. You'll also gain essential IT skills, from software design and engineering to information retrieval and web development.

This course gives you the essential skills and knowledge for employment across a range of industries and prepares you for further studies in IT.

Entry requirements

Entry will be based on performance in:

  • a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent) OR
  • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

Career pathways

In today's IT job market, multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued by employers and Deakin graduates are best placed for a successful career in this industry.

Our graduates are well-rounded IT professionals with the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.

Course structure

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, students must attain 4 credit points of study.

The course comprises a total of 4 credit points, which must include the following:

  • four (4) core foundation units
  • STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)

Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.

Credit for prior study or work

Am I eligible to receive Recognition of Prior Learning?

Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.

Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.

Recognition of Prior Learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Deakin University.
79.2%
Overall satisfaction
80.8%
Skill scale
65.2%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$110k
Average salary