Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
Course summary for current students
|Year||2018 course information|
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Information Technology|
If you started your course before 2018, please refer to the plan your study page.
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
|Duration||0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||035507F|
|Deakin course code||S578|
|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.|
- Course overview
- Career opportunities
- Fees and charges
- Course Learning Outcomes
- Course rules
- Course structure
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.
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.
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:
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.
Fees and charges
Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.
Course Learning Outcomes
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
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.
|STP050||Academic Integrity (0 credit points)|
|SIT773||Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling|
|SIT772||Database and Information Retrieval|
|SIT774||Web Technologies and Development|
Other course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.