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Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence

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

A Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence expands your understanding of artificial intelligence and cyber security, as well as design thinking and agile work methodologies. Typically studied over six months full time, this qualification is made up of micro-credentials that provide specialised knowledge in a changing world of tech and the flexibility to work with whatever comes next.

This course provides you with the understanding of traditional and innovative concepts such as Artificial Intelligence, Cyber-Security, User Experience, Data Analytics, Agile Mindset and Design Thinking. The Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Creative Intelligence addresses the demonstrated industry demand for professionals with the broad range of skills required to lead change in a digital world. These concepts are paired with a range of soft skills to give you the power to create a fluid, agile approach to people, process and platforms for organisations to thrive. This course is made up of eight, six-week micro-credentials that stack to build the full qualification, is delivered 100% online. The course is self-directed but provides regular access to academic support.

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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.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Online, Sydney
Student
Domestic
International
Duration
6 months full time, 12 months part time, 12 weeks accelerated
Start date

30 May 2022

11 Jul 2022

12 Sep 2022

31 Oct 2022

Fees

This is an AQF Level (insert number) course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

* For more details on international student study options.

Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.

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

Gain insights from creative experts
Our academics are leaders in the creative and design worlds. 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.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

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 and work placements

The big difference at Torrens University Australia is that you’ll start working in the industry from day one – gaining valuable experience, learning from industry professionals and making industry connections.
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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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Why study with us?

As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.

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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.

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.

Todd Watts - Bachelor of Communication Design student testimonial
Most of my lecturers were working while teaching, which was important for me because it ensured everything I was being taught had real-world relevancy.
Todd Watts
Bachelor of Communication Design
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Are you a Domestic or International student?

Choose your student type for fees, scholarships & entry requirements

  • Domestic
  • International

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.

    Download domestic fees PDF

  • 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 more info on 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.

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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OR 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.

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.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

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Apply
It’s easy! Apply online below or contact us and we can help on 1300 575 803.

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Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

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 across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • 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.

    Download international fees PDF

  • Fee payment

    Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

    Fee payment

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.

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.

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.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

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Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

Apply Now Icon | Torrens University

Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
    Domestic students:

    Check the entry requirements for the course you’re interested in and submit your initial application form online to begin your journey at Torrens University Australia.

    If you have any difficulty, please contact our Course and Careers Advisors, 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 students:

    If you are an international student hoping to begin your studies in Australia, study online, or transfer from another university, you may choose to do so through our Education Agents. Our agents are located throughout the world and will make sure the enrolment process runs smoothly. View the full list of International Education Agents. You can also apply online. For anything else, please contact our International team.

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
    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. Exceptions may apply to some courses.
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available for most courses upon application and academic approval (excluding Higher Degree by Research programs). 

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Review our Course Credits page or chat to our Course and Careers Advisors.

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

    Torrens University Australia has a range of application pathways to help you gain entry into our degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study Pathways or contact our Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?

    Recognition of Prior Learning is an assessment process that recognises experience, previous study and qualifications, and other forms of informal and non-formal learning, to determine if you meet course requirements.

    If you have relevant qualifications or experience, you may be eligible for credit towards your course and a reduction in tuition costs.

    Please speak to our Course and Careers Advisors to discuss your prior learning experiences.

    For more information, please visit Course credits.

  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

    If you are a domestic student attending university or an approved higher education provider, you can get a FEE-HELP loan to pay all or part of your tuition fees.

    You are eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for a unit of study (i.e. subject) if you:

    • Undertake study with an approved provider.
    • Meet the citizenship and residency requirements:
      • An Australian citizen or a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency criteria and who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to your course; OR
      • A permanent humanitarian visa holder who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of your unit; OR
      • Are a permanent visa holder who is undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be a resident in Australia for the duration of the study.
    • Enrolled in an eligible unit of study by the census date for the unit.
    • Have not exceeded the FEE-HELP limit.

    For full details, visit the Australian Government website Study Assist.

    If you are still unsure, please contact our Course and Career Advisors who can talk you through the information.

  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

    Torrens University has a wide range of scholarship options to support new, returning, international and Australian students. They all include a reduction in tuition fees, and some scholarships include a mentoring component with our industry partners.

    Domestic students

    When you speak to our Course and Careers Advisors, let them know you wish to be considered for a scholarship in your application form. They will show you how to apply for a scholarship.

    International students

    Please contact your Education Agent for further information. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 575 803 or by email.

    For more details, explore our range of scholarships.

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