Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence
Student Domestic International
Study mode Online On campus Blended
Campus locations Online Sydney
Duration6 months full-time, 18 months part-time, 12 weeks accelerated
Start date

31 May 2021

13 Sep 2021

01 Nov 2021

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Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

Code GCDT20 | CRICOS 105275M

What is a Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence?

A Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence helps people to expand their knowledge of hard skills such as artificial intelligence and cyber security, as well as design thinking and agile work methodologies. Typically studied over six months full time, this qualification provides specialised knowledge in a changing world of tech, and flexibility to work with whatever comes next.

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Master the language of digital transformation
Gain a thorough understanding of cloud computing, IoT, agile mindset, blockchain and more.

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Upskill and specialise
Explore web-design technologies and agile management techniques.

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Gain insights from creative experts
Our academics are leaders in the creative and design world. With their help, see where the industry is heading.

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.
5 Core subjects
  • Digital Transformation | DTR400
    This Micro-credential offers students an understanding of the future of the work landscape, how technology has defined and continues to redefine it through the process of digital transformation. Students develop knowledge, skills and attributes appropriate to that landscape; both from the perspective of employability as well as in terms of leadership and strategic thinking. New technologies and how they are interlinked under the umbrella of this subject Digital Transformation are explored. Students are exposed to innovative work practices and frameworks, and their associated techniques and processes, drawing on insights from multiple disciplines to articulate findings and recommendations. Students develop skills in business storytelling and the ability to deliver impactful presentations.
  • Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence | DEST400
    In this Micro-credential students will explore the Design Thinking and Creative Intelligence methodology as a framework for creative problem solving within the context of Digital Transformation. Students will navigate the iterative design process of understanding using the lens of empathy, ideation, development and delivery. This subject encourages students to develop problem solving skills through the application of both creative and critical thinking skills and will explore concepts such as convergent and divergent thinking processes. Students explore the strategic thinking and entrepreneurial skills that are required for successful leadership and implement an effective work practice within an interdisciplinary group, applying the methods, processes, and tools of problem-based learning to demonstrate autonomy, collaboration, and well-developed judgment and responsibility in a Digital Transformation.
  • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence | DAAI400
    This Micro-credential introduces students to the areas of Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence. They will gain insight into basic knowledge representation, problem solving techniques and explore data science processes, data ingestion, cleansing, and transformation fundamentals that turn data analytics into insights to drive decision making. Students learn techniques and best practices in the analysis of data sets which are useful for crucial organisation decisions. They will explore how data and tools can be used to solve complex, real-world business problems through the application of machine learning, algorithms and other Artificial Intelligence techniques. Students are also challenged to understand the ethical and privacy issues related to machine learning and artificial intelligence.
  • Cybersecurity | DTCS400
    This micro-credential introduces key concepts of Cyber Security such as confidentiality, integrity and availability. Students will explore the scale of the Cyber Security challenge globally, including the social factors informing individual, organisational, and international attitudes towards Cyber Security. Recent trends impacting the threats and vulnerabilities that are having a global impact and causing business disruptions are examined. Globally recognised frameworks that businesses employ to address Cyber Security exposure are explored and potential solutions addressing organisational Cyber Security issues are analysed.
  • User Experience | DTUX400
    This Micro-credential develops conceptual knowledge and skills in User Experience Design. Students will use industry standard User Experience Design research methods to analyse both audience and content requirements. They will examine qualitative and quantitative research methods and will explore personas, mental models, customer journeys and user touchpoints. Students will develop their knowledge and skillset in terms of creating usable and user-cantered design experiences and will gain insight into the processes that lead to improved User Experience and its application in both physical and online environments.
Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose 3 electives:
  • The Internet of Things | DTIT400
    This Micro-credential introduces the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) and of the underlying connections between people, process and platforms that can drive the digital transformation of organisations. Students will be introduced to the key technological components underpinning IoT and how their implementation can serve a business strategy by increasing organisational efficiencies, improving coordination and driving productivity. Students will gain the capacity to articulate how key IoT technologies can improve organisational productivity and add value, to recommend strategies for developing the necessary skills and foundational capabilities to support the implementation of IoT technologies within an organisation and to create a road map for the implementation of IoT in a business context.
  • Cloud Computing | DTCC400
    This Micro-credential explores core concepts of Cloud Computing. Students will be introduced to cloud service infrastructure, architecture and cloud economics. They will be exposed to different cloud facilities including storage services, database services, computing services, security measures, networking basics and content delivery. Additionally, scaling and monitoring will be examined in order to perform load balancing tasks for an effective cloud architecture.
  • Blockchain | DTBC400
    This Micro-credential examines the core concepts and principles of Blockchain and of its potential emerging trends in areas such as financial services, smart contracts, supply chain logistics and other fields where an open, distributed ledger that can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way may be useful. While not offering an examination of the deeper mathematical and cryptographic principles underlying Blockchain technology, students will gain an understanding of the fundamentals and potential impacts of Blockchain to implement a ‘secure by design’ distributed computing system with high fault tolerance. This will provide a deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling students to assess which business problems it can potentially solve.
  • Agile Mindset | DTAM400
    This Micro-credential introduces the principles of Agile Mindset methodologies for Project Management. Agile Mindset uses an iterative process that breaks down projects into small pieces that are completed in work sessions that run from the design phase to testing and quality assurance (QA). Agile Mindset is a project management methodology that involves securing client feedback in every step of the project development process. Students will critically evaluate a range of Agile Mindset methods and their suitability to particular types of projects. They will examine the processes, tools and artefacts used in Agile Mindset project management and discover which methods are most appropriate to the particular problems to be solved and how they can best contribute to project success.
  • Data Science Essentials I | DSE500-MC1
    Data Science Essentials I introduces students to the rapidly growing field of data science providing an overview of the fundamentals. Students will acquire knowledge to identify and propose solutions to problems in different business and organisational contexts. In addition, students will be introduced to various concepts, techniques, processes and the common tools used by data scientists to gather and analyse data.
  • Data Science Essentials II | DSE500-MC2
    DSE500-MC2 - Data Science Essentials II examines various processes used to identify different patterns in collected data and how to construct data sets to solve distinct data science problems. Students will further develop data into different models, evaluate these models and use them to create stories. In applying this knowledge to different domains, students will also deploy the models created and refine them based on feedback. Students are further challenged to rationalise ethical and privacy issues related to data science.
  • Human Centred Design for Software Engineering I | HCD402-MC1
    This micro-credential explores several non-technical aspects of software development, especially pertaining to human behaviour and interactions to emphasise the human aspects of technology. The micro-credential covers the basic theories of knowledge, human cognition, ethical and moral values, creative aspects of the human mind and social interaction among human beings through a technological context. Students will use their existing knowledge and specialised skills to help formulate and suggest innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.
  • Human Centred Design for Software Engineering II | HCD402-MC2
    This micro-credential helps students further explore several non-technical aspects of software development. Continuing from Human Centred Design – Micro-Credential 1, this subject dives further into the Human-Centred design space. The content covers the more advanced concepts of differing knowledge, human cognition, regional ethical and moral values, and creative aspects of the human mind and how different contextual instances shape design at a higher level. Students will use their existing knowledge, prior experience in Human Centred Design – Micro Credential 1, and specialised skills to help research and develop innovative solutions to problems that affect diverse societies.
  • Secure By Design I | SBD403-MC1
    This micro-credential deals with integrating the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through secure design methodologies, software development models, architecture design and industry Secure by Design standards such as OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project).
  • Secure by Design II | SBD403-MC2
    This Micro-credential continues the integration of the entire development lifecycle of IT systems in a secure environment through further investigation of secure design methodologies. Continuing from Secure by Design Micro-credential 1 — Micro-credential 2 explores concepts such as secure failure, domain-driven design, and common cyber-attack techniques. This Micro-credential continues to explore the construction of security as a component of IT systems.

Industry partners

The big difference at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the design industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections. We have a strong network of partners and are always welcoming opportunities to build new relationships in the design world.
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Gain professional experience
Work on an industry brief in conjunction with an industry client or immerse yourself in an industry internship as part of your course.
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Danielle Abigail Arana
Graduate, Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design
Studying at Billy Blue, I enjoyed interacting with and learning from my tutors who are all active within the design industry.

Learning outcomes

  • Develop leadership, research and strategy skills to support your creativity
  • Use analytical reasoning to view problems through different lenses
  • Upgrade digital literacy with skills that work across varied platforms
  • Master the twin arts of adaptability and flexibility in a business context

Why study with us?

With dynamic, cutting-edge courses, Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia fosters the next generation of innovative, independent thinkers. Our passionate experts equip you with the tools to thrive and prepare you for the creative industry. Thanks to our partnerships, you will collaborate with some of the most influential brands in the world, building a portfolio that will help you secure your dream career.

Connected to industry

Industry professionals and entrepreneurs founded Billy Blue, and today it remains an active creative hub where friendly lecturers teach and mentor students. Our strong relationships with the design industry means you will work on live projects with real industry clients.

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Future-proof your career
Whichever course you take at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia, you’ll be prepared for rapid change by having next-generation technology at your disposal.

Student showcase

Students and graduates are strongly recognised and constantly sought out by the design and creative tech industries. Work-ready, incredibly talented and always prepared to push the boundaries, they are creative problem-solvers.

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Todd Watts
Graduate, Bachelor of Communication Design
I studied at Billy Blue for a few reasons. Most of my lecturers were working while teaching, which ensured that everything I was being taught had industry relevancy.

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Choose your student type for entry requirements, fees and scholarships


  • Domestic
  • International

Admissions criteria and pathways: Domestic students

Before you begin your course application, check that you meet the requirements listed below.
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AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above from an Australian University in a relevant field of study.
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3 years’ professional work experience in a relevant field 
AND a discipline specific portfolio (if applicable)
AND a recommendation letter from 2 most recent employers
OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level. 

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Fees: Domestic students

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
FEE-HELP
Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
  • Domestic fees

    Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.

    View our fees

  • FEE-HELP
    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    View our fees

Scholarships: Domestic students

We're serious about supporting your studies from start to success, which is why we offer the opportunity to earn a reduction in your course fees, so you can focus on getting into a career you'll love. The scholarships below span all our courses in Design and Creative Technology and are your chance to work into your chosen field as well as become one of our networked ambassadors.

How to apply: Domestic students

Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Admissions criteria and pathways: International students

Before you begin your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below

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Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent; and
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Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning. Learn more about study pathways.

Fees: International students

International fees

Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Fee payment
Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • Fees for each trimester

    Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option.

    International course fee schedule

  • How to pay

    Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

    International course fee schedule

Scholarships: International students

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

How to Apply: International students

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Key intake dates

31 May 2021 | 13 September 2021 | 14 February 2022

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits

    .

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

    Torrens University Australia is a full-fee paying institution. To find out more, visit Tuition Fees.

    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/.

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

  • How much are Torrens University Australia courses?

    For a full list of tuition fees, visit Tuition Fees.

    Remember, if you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, your fees can be covered by FEE-HELP. You can find out more information on FEE-HELP on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or contact us and we can guide you through the process.

  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

    To get a FEE-HELP loan, you must:

    • be an Australian citizen and study at least part of your course in Australia, or
    • be a New Zealand Special Category visa (SCV) holder or permanent humanitarian visa holder and meet the residency requirements.
    • be enrolled in a fee-paying place at a provider that offers FEE-HELP loans
    • be enrolled in an eligible course at your provider by the census date (your provider can tell you if your course is eligible)
    • submit the Request for FEE-HELP form to your provider by the census date
    • not have already borrowed up to your HELP loan limit.

    Permanent residents can only get FEE-HELP for approved bridging studies.

    If you are studying at a non-university, you will also need to meet the ‘pass rate’ requirements.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or speak to a Course and Careers Advisor and we can guide you through the process.

  • Can I apply for FEE-HELP?

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP you need to be an Australian citizen , and have a tax file number. You must also be studying at an approved higher education provider, such as Torrens University Australia.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or contact us and we can guide you through the process.

  • How do I apply for FEE-HELP?

    If you receive an offer from Torrens University Australia, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP. You will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form if you want to defer payment of some, or all, of your tuition fees. You will need to quote your tax file number or provide a Certificate of Application for a Tax File Number. The form must be completed before the due date.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or speak to our Course and Careers Advisors and we can guide you through the process.

  • Is there a FEE-HELP limit?

    For 2020, the HELP loan limit is $106,319 for most students. The Australian Government publishes the HELP Loan limit on their website.

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition costs. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. Note: Any loan fees that were applied to study prior to January 1, 2019 will not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

    Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2019-20 is $45,881.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or Contact Us and we can guide you through the process.

  • What courses are available for FEE-HELP?
    To find out more, visit How to Apply.
  • What is FEE-HELP?

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible full-fee-paying students pay their tuition costs.

    You must be studying at an approved FEE-HELP provider in order to access a FEE-HELP loan, such as Torrens University Australia.

    A FEE-HELP loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or textbooks, and must be repaid once you start earning above a certain income threshold.

    To find out more, visit the Study Assist website: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help.

  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for Torrens University Australia?

    There are lots of resources to help you prepare for university life. Attend one of our workshops or events and get some tips firsthand from our industry-focused lecturers and current students.

    The events programs range in topic and delivery mode, so there should always be one to suit your needs. At any time you can contact one of our Course and Careers Advisors to talk through your career goals. They can guide you on what to expect and how you can get prepared earlier. If you know exactly which course you want to enrol in, you could take advantage of the early entry program.

  • What is the Early Entry Program?

    The Torrens University Australia Early Entry Program has been created to allow you to apply and secure your place for your chosen course before you finish your Year 12 exams.

    To find out more, visit Early Entry Program or email enquiries@tua.edu.au or phone 1300 575 803.

  • How do I apply?

    Applying is easy and can be done online by filling out the apply form. If you have any difficulty, please contact a Course and Careers Advisor, who can talk you through the process.

    ALL SA/SACE and Victorian high school students must apply through SATAC and/or VTAC. Search for Torrens University Australia, Billy Blue College of Design or Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. International applicants may also need to demonstrate compliance with relevant legislative requirements, for example, requirements for student visas (this does not apply for online study outside of Australia).

  • How will I know if my application has been processed?
    Our Course and Careers Advisors will help you through every step of the application process and provide you with updates. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email.
  • I am having trouble with my application. Who can help?
    Our friendly Course and Careers Advisors are available to answer all your questions and guide you through the application process. Fill out the contact us form and one of them will reach out to you.
  • What are pathways?

    All Torrens University Australia courses have specific entry requirements, but we also offer multiple pathways into courses when you don’t meet those entry requirements.

    There are different pathways for different courses. For example, we offer a range of diploma courses which pathway into bachelor degrees in Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality. We also have graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses which pathway into masters courses in Business, Global Project Management, Sports Management, Health, Education, Design and Hospitality. 

    For more information on different types of pathways available, visit study pathways.

  • How can I pay for my course?

    Payment information will be outlined in your offer letter but there are a couple of different options:

    1. Upfront payment via credit card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
    2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
  • What are the key dates for 2021?
    To find out more, visit Key Dates.
  • What are the semester and term dates?

    Torrens University Australia has three main intakes each year, usually during February, June and September. There are also a range of accelerated intake dates available, meaning if you just miss the start date, you don’t have to wait until the next intake.

    You can apply any time throughout the year for the next intake start date – or a future start date if you are planning ahead. Different semester dates apply for Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School as well as some of our other courses.

    To find out more, visit key dates.

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