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Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Information Practices - 273JA

Course Code: 273JA
Course Version: 1
Location:
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline(s): School of Arts and Communications
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Upgrade your career in Information at your own pace

Already busy working in the field of knowledge and information and would like a formal qualification? Want a better grasp of where this complex industry is heading in the digital age? 

Our Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Information Practices is a highly flexible course that offers professional development at a pace that suits you. 

Study our Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Information Practices and you will:

  • have a strong grounding in emergent information and knowledge environments
  • cover areas such as:
    • social technologies
    • web information architecture
    • management of contemporary information practices
    • information and digital literacies.
  • be able to lead on the job with confidence
  • use online learning technologies at times that are convenient to you. 

Study opportunities

This course uses two timeframes per year: February-June or August-December. You can start and finish at any time within the timeframe without being constrained by semester dates.

Career opportunities

This course provides a pathway into the professionally accredited Master of information Studies (online).

Important to know

You must have an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline.

Alternatively, you can apply with a minimum 3 years industry experience in knowledge and/or information work. 

International students can enrol in this course online in their home countries.

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email FAD.Student@canberra.edu.au Ph 1300 301 727
Prospective Domestic Students
Please email study@canberra.edu.au or telephone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students (online only)
Email international@canberra.edu.au, Tel +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline as approved by the University, or equivalent.

Applicants who have an undergraduate degree in another field required to demonstrate a minimum of three years industry experience in knowledge and/or information work.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

Semesters 1 and 2 are used for convenience but this course use two timeframes per year: February-June or August-December, with students starting and finishing at any time within the timeframe and not constrained by semester dates.

Notes for International Applicants

International students may enrol in this course online in their home countries.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Contemporary Information Practices GradCert ContemporaryInfPrac

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.


Professional Accreditation

None. Completion of the course does provide a pathway into the professionally accredited Master of Information Studies (online).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Initiate, plan, implement and evaluate information architecture processes and outcomes for the World Wide Web Specifically, this course objective will allow students to develop graduate skills and attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the personal attributes that the University aims to foster.
Make high-level, independent judgements in the management of contemporary information practices Specifically, this course objective will allow students to develop graduate skills and attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the personal attributes that the University aims to foster.
Demonstrate the acquisition and application of a range of information and digital literacies Specifically, this course objective will allow students to develop graduate skills and attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the personal attributes that the University aims to foster.
Apply specialised knowledge of social technologies critically to the achievement of organisational and/or societal goals Specifically, this course objective will allow students to develop graduate skills and attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the personal attributes that the University aims to foster.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the online environment as a platform for information and knowledge management and optimise its use and management. Specifically, this course objective will allow students to develop graduate skills and attributes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and the personal attributes that the University aims to foster.

Course Duration

The course is equivalent to two-semesters part-time, and students may complete units at their own pace.

Honours

None.

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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