As a postgraduate introduction to IT, this course is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who’d like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification.
Developed in consultation with industry, this course will teach you how information technologies relate to everyday business operations within organisations. You’ll also gain essential IT skills, from software design and engineering to information retrieval and web development.
This course gives you the essential skills and knowledge for employment across a range of industries and prepares you for further studies in IT.Read More
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, students must attain 4 credit points of study and complete STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit) as outlined below.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Additional course information
For further information about hardware and software requirements, please visit the relevant page on Deakin’s current students’ site.
Alternatively, you can call the School of Information Technology on +61 3 9244 6699.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry will be based on performance in:
- a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
- At least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.
Fees and scholarships
Each unit/credit point in this course is $3285 (domestic located and Cloud Campus)
Find out more about fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
In today's IT job market, multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued by employers and Deakin graduates are best placed for a successful career in this industry.
Our graduates are well-rounded IT professionals with the ability to meet the future needs of this ever-evolving, fast-moving industry.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Develop specialised knowledge of software design and engineering, database, and web design concepts and technologies to develop software systems, products and solutions that automates business processes at par with industry standards and based on specifications and user requirements.
Communicate IT solutions as appropriate to the context to inform, motivate and effect change utilising a range of verbal, graphical and written methods, recognising the needs of diverse audiences.
Use digital media to locate, collect and evaluate information from technical channels and apply information to identify approaches and solutions that meet user requirements.
Use the frameworks of logical and analytical thinking to evaluate specialist IT information, technical problems and user requirements, and develop approaches to identify solutions.
Develop IT solutions for automating processes by investigating technical and business problems; design and propose alternative solutions that improve services and user experiences.
Demonstrate the ability to work in a professional manner, learn autonomously and responsibly in order to identify and meet development needs.
Approved by Faculty Board 27 July 2017
How to apply
Apply direct to Deakin
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal if you are only applying for one course. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.Apply through Deakin
Need more information on how to apply?
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Register your interest to study at Deakin
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
Further study options:
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, you could use the credit points you’ve earned to enter into further study, including:
Credit for prior learning
Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?
Deakin aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations.
Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course with Deakin, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed with Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Page which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin degree and how to apply for credit.
Credit for prior learning may be granted to applicants based on prior studies and/or equivalent industry experience.