Technology

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

CRICOS 107048F
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology | Torrens University

What is a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology?

A Graduate Certificate of Information Technology helps expand your existing knowledge of fundamental IT skills. This course will set you up for a successful career in the growing ICT industry, providing you with creative application, cognitive and technical skills to prepare you for Industry 4.0 and beyond.
Throughout the course, you will cover key IT areas including programming, environmental security, software engineering and software development. With the rise of emerging and smart technologies, your subjects will teach you how to effectively design and develop secure, innovative ICT solutions to business problems. You can complete this course full time over one trimester, or part time over three trimesters.

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply cognitive and technical skills from the Information Technology body of knowledge to solve complex real-life problems with innovation and ethical practice.
  • Critically analyse problem sets to construct acute IT solutions and communicate to stakeholders including technology professionals and business clients from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills from the field of IT to effectively and efficiently investigate and solve problem sets with mastery.
  • Demonstrate sound judgement, non-partisanship and accountability in team leadership roles to achieve effective planning, management, execution and communication of IT projects.
  • Integrate IT concepts and adopt industry best practices to devise solutions for commercial problems.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1 trimester full time, 3 trimesters part time
Start date
12 Sep 2022
20 Feb 2023
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023
Fees

This is an AQF Level 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Flexible study options
Customise your course so you can study online, on campus or a combination of both.

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Master of Information Technology.
Learn more about our information technology courses and find out what a study experience with Torrens University could be like for you.
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Career opportunities

With a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, you will be equipped for employment within the IT industry in a variety of generalist or niche roles. You will also be able to pursue further study with a Master of Information Technology.

Potential career paths

  • Business Analyst
    Average salary: $99,000 - $137,000
  • Data Analyst
    Average salary: $90,777 - $129,500
  • Help Desk Support Specialist
    Average salary: $79,000 - $214,000
  • Web Designer
    Average salary: $79,000 - $151,000
  • Software Developer
    Average salary: $95,000 - $140,000
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The digital evolution will continue in many industry sectors, and the smart information and communications technologies, enabled by software engineering, will be the new norm in our daily lives and business operations.
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Subjects and units

This course comprises four core subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.

  • Core

Requirements

Complete the four core subjects listed below.

Core subjects

  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Secure by Design | SBD403
  • Software Engineering Principles | SEP401
  • Software Development Management | SDM404

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.

Industry partners and work placements

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Complete an industry brief or internship

Engage with industry throughout your course as you complete an industry brief or internship, providing experience in the field you’re pursuing your dream career in.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

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.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

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

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development.
OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

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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

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.

Scholarships

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.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in Information Technology or relevant disciplines covering studies in programming, computer networks, database and web development.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) or equivalent
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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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

Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for a course?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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