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Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics - 841AA

Course Code: 841AA
Course Version: 5
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
UAC Code: 880260
CRICOS Code: 071683B
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

 

Get with the program with a qualification in business informatics

If you enjoy IT but prefer management and strategy over the technical side of the industry then the UC Graduate Certificate in Informatics is the perfect option that will give you the skills, knowledge and qualifications to enter a stellar career as an in-demand IT managerial specialist.

This course is unique as has been designed to teach you a combination of IT, business and management skills, while introducing you to some of the core concepts of the complex ‘Information Age’ – which in turn will also allow you to explore specialist areas of IT by covering subjects like systems modelling, database design and business analysis.

As part of your studies you will be encouraged to widen your knowledge in the field of business informatics, as well as given the choice of deciding upon a discipline to investigate further.

Highly flexible, tis part-time course is offered across several delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments, with units provided on-campus during both weekday business hours and on weekday evenings.

Further postgraduate study in business informatics or IT is encouraged, with direct progression available at graduation from this course to the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics and the Master of Business Informatics available by enrolling in additional units.

Study a Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics at UC and you will:

 

  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and develop an appropriate set of data models for relational database implementation
  • learn how to critically analyse complex business processes and build innovative solutions
  • be able to derive advanced system models appropriately
  • build stronger network of professional contacts
  • gain access to a higher level of job opportunities
  • gain a skill that’s in high demand
  • stand out from the competition.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is a strong focus of the UC Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics course and as such you will get to regularly connect and engage with the world of professional practice via examination of practical scenarios and industry case studies.

As part of your studies, you will also have the opportunity to tailor your studies around your specific areas of interest, or future employment aspirations – or participate in work experience or internships with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

Career opportunities

The UC Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics course is a highly respected industry qualification that is in currently in high demand in Australia and around the world – as such, once you graduate you should have be able to progress naturally into any one of the following positions:

 

  • IT security analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • ICT consultant
  • Web developer
  • IT systems test engineer
  • Information analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Systems architect
  • Information systems manager
  • IT auditor
  • IT business manager
  • Solutions engineer.

Course-specific information

To apply, students must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised Australian university or an accepted overseas institution.

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

 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
In person, Student Centre Building 1 or Email Student.Centre@canberra.edu.au
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

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree from Australia or a recognised overseas institution.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 1
Semester 2

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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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 Business Informatics GradCert BusInformatics

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.

    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.

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

$20,800

$33,100

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
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.
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.
Establish deep knowledge base in information technology and systems discipline, to facilitate effective communication with those involved in the ITS industry, and acquire the skills necessary to operationally manage and coordinate IT systems within ITS industry. 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.

Course Duration

Standard 0.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent. Maximum duration - 3 years.

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

The Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics is subsumable into the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics and the Master of Business Informatics.

Government Support

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

Offerings

Enrolment Numbers

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