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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology - 840AA

Course Code: 840AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880275
CRICOS Code: 040739C
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Take charge of your career trajectory in IT

If you’re a graduate with work experience looking to exploring an IT centric career pathway then the UC Graduate Certificate in IT is the perfect course from which to learn new skills, gain a practical qualification and give your career the much needed boost it deserves.


In this course you will delve into various aspects of the information and communication technology field and gain the knowledge to arm yourself with exceptional insights and understanding into the impact of new technologies in different areas, and gain proficiency in seeking career opportunities in this rapidly advancing industry.


This course offers an excellent opportunity to complement your existing skillset by adding a technical component designed to give you a better understanding and appreciation of IT related business strategies – which will expose you to better employment opportunities and take your career in IT to a new and exciting level.


Alternatively, if the idea for further postgraduate study inspires you then this course offers the perfect platform from which to progress on to the UC Graduate Diploma in Information Technology, or the UC Master of Information Technology.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology at UC and you will:

  • gain basic knowledge and skills in ICT
  • learn how to develop computer-based solutions
  • address core areas of the ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’
  • complement your existing academic knowledge and skills
  • learn to critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex IT ideologies
  • broaden your qualifications and employment prospects
  • gain unrivalled access to industry specialists
  • improve your network of professional contacts
  • be able to explore further postgraduate studies
  • pursue a more academic career focused pathway

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is an integral component of the UC Graduate Certificate in IT course as it offers students the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience and build professional relationships through real work, or work-like placements.
 
To ensure our students have access to the right people and places, UC works hard to foster close industry connections and regularly engage with industry partners who possess both the skills and experience to provide specialised knowledge and training opportunities.
 
All course content is reviewed annually by our Course Advisory Group which is made up of a panel of highly qualified and respected industry experts.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Certificate in IT offers the perfect stepping stone to further academic study or a direct pathway for career entry or progression in any one of the following careers:

  • Developer
  • Programmer
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT support technician
  • Project support officer

 Course-specific information

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from Australia in any discipline or the equivalent, be fluent in the use of desktop computers, and have excellent English spoken and written communication skills.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the undergraduate Bachelor of Information Technology, and the postgraduate Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and Master of Information Technology courses. Students who have completed this course may apply and receive credit for units within the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342
Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have an Australian bachelor's degree in a non-IT field or equivalent.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2020 UC - Canberra, Online Winter Term
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Winter Term
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

The 2020 online offering of this course is limited to Commonwealth Supported Students (CSP) therefore the usual fee does not apply. See the Department of Education, Skills and Training's Frequently Asked Questions (Short online courses section) for more information: https://www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/higher-education/higher-education-faq

Course Requirements

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

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 Information Technology GradCertIT

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: All Content Delivered Online but Exam Attendance is required

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $24,900 $32,900

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Critically analyse, interpret and synthesise complex problems, solutions, concepts or theories in information technology area, to address the needs of a broad range of stakeholders, including technology specialists, managers, clients, regulators, etc. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Use professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of complex information technologies and systems, and, apply their skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Communicate effectively with other computer scientists and the wider global community using a wide range of information and communication technologies and work professionally as an individual and in a team. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop an advanced and integrated understanding and innovation mindset, to identify and analyse complex problems within information technology and systems discipline, and design sustainable novel technology solutions to these problems at a highly skilled level. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens: Think globally about issues in their profession; make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.
Develop computer-based solutions appropriate to the social, political, international, economic and environmental contexts in which they are applied. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Evaluate and adopt new technology.
Engage in the process of research and the continuing learning needed to retain the necessary level of professional skills and knowledge in Information Technology. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; communicate effectively; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; be self-aware; adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

UC-Canberra, Bruce location: Standard 0.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. Maximum duration - 3 years. UC-Canberra, Online location: One semester full-time or equivalent. Students must complete study by December 2020.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology and Systems.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO

Offerings

Enrolment Numbers

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