Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

This innovative graduate certificate program awards a qualification largely based on recognition of professional practice and is ideally suited to experienced IT professionals with domain experience seeking career advancement.

The model offers employers and professionals an alternative to traditional higher education that is credible, validated and offers new ways to match capability and opportunity. This setup aims to help the professionals to reach their full potential by accelerating the completion of the program on the basis of prior learning and work experience.

Completion of this degree recognises the discipline-based knowledge and skills developed by professionals in the workplace and credentialed through Deakin. This is coupled with employability skills that are validated and endorsed through a final holistic assessment of the student. Upon the completion of this program, graduates will possess advanced skills and complex knowledge in the discipline areas they have selected to advance their career.

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Key facts

Duration

1 - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:

    Cloud Campus

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:

    Cloud Campus

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Please note that due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.

Key information

Award granted

Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology)

Year

2017 course information

Estimated fee rate

$6,570 tuition fees plus $1,485 for Professional Practice Credentials
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

Deakin code

S589

Level

Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Try some of this course for free

Trial this course on FutureLearn

The coursework units in this course are delivered on FutureLearn, a highly flexible, easy-to-use online learning platform that connects you with Deakin students and practitioners from all corners of the world for a truly global perspective.

Units delivered on FutureLearn are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the flexibility to fit learning around your work and lifestyle.

The first two-week block of this course is delivered for free, meaning you can get a taste for Deakin’s world-class education before deciding to continue on to complete your course.

Learn more about FutureLearn

Entry requirements

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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in information technology.

Course learning outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes (DGLOs)

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

1.  Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities: appropriate to the level of study related to a discipline or profession.

  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of the IT discipline, including its dynamic environment, with expert knowledge of the technological aspects of IT.

2.  Communication: using oral, written and interpersonal communication to inform, motivate and effect change.

  • Communicate effectively in order to design, evaluate and respond to advances in technology, future trends and industry standards and utilise a range of verbal, graphical and written forms, customised for diverse audiences including specialist and non-specialist clients, colleagues and industry personnel.

4.  Critical thinking: evaluating information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment.

 
  • Appraise complex information using critical and analytical thinking and judgement to identify problems, analyse user requirements and propose appropriate and innovative solutions.

6. Self-management:          working and learning independently, and taking responsibility for personal actions.

 
  • Work autonomously and responsibly to create solutions to new situations and actively apply knowledge of theoretical constructs and methodologies to make informed decisions.

7. Teamwork: working and learning with others from different disciplines and backgrounds.

  • Work independently and collaboratively towards achieving the outcomes of an IT project, thereby demonstrating interpersonal skills including the ability to brainstorm, negotiate, resolve conflicts, manage difficult and awkward conversations, provide constructive feedback, and demonstrate the ability to function effectively in diverse professional, social and cultural contexts.

 Approved by Faculty Board 14 July 2016

Course Structure

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Information Technology), students must successfully complete 2 units (totally 2 credit points of formal study and 3 Professional Practice credentials).  Each Professional Practice credential will assess the performance at a masters (advanced) level in one of the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes contexualised to information technology.

Core

Each unit below is delivered on FutureLearn and takes approximately 10 weeks to complete in addition to assessment tasks.

These units are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the freedom to fit learning around your work, family and lifestyle.

  • Introduction to IT Professional Practice SIT752
  • Research Methods for IT SIT705
  • 3 Professional Practice Credentials (completed at the advanced level) as follows:

    • Communication
    • Teamwork
    • Information Technology Professional Expertise 1 (breadth)

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. 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.

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    Faculty contact information

    Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
    School of Information Technology
    +61 3 9244 6699
    sebe@deakin.edu.au

    www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology

    Fee information

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    The course includes a combination of tuition fees for two credit points of study and three Professional Practice Credentials.  It is estimated Professional Practice Credentials is $1,485. 

    Professional Practice degrees are designed for those who wish to be credentialed for outcomes towards which they have already made significant progress through their extensive experience in a relevant professional field.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Offered campuses

    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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