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Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035507F
Deakin course codeS578

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Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology caters for the needs of students wishing to re-skill or re-train from non-computing disciplines, and for those who wish to ratify their industrial experience by gaining recognised academic qualifications.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Equipment Requirement

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology course comprises four units, which can be completed part time. A Graduate Certificate student can transfer to the Graduate Diploma course (and vice versa). Each unit is based on an average loading of 10 hours a week. This time is associated with the study of unit material, prescribed reading and completion of coursework which is submitted for assessment. Submission of assignments is mostly in electronic format.

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Course structure

Students are required to complete 4 credit points of level 7 IT course grouped units available within the Master of Information Technology.


Students entering the course without an undergraduate degree in computing will be required to complete the following units:


Trimester 1

SIT771 Object-Oriented Development  

SIT773 Software Design and Engineering  

Trimester 2
SIT772 Database and Information Retrieval  

SIT774 Web and Internet Programming  


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