Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
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

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology is a postgraduate introduction to IT ideally suited to those from non-computing backgrounds, as well as those seeking to ratify their industry experience by gaining a recognised academic qualification.

In addition to learning how information technologies relate to organisations’ business operations, you will acquire skills in object-oriented development, software design and engineering, database and information retrieval, and web technologies and development.

Deakin places a strong emphasis on regular consultation with industry to ensure our courses provide students with the skills employers are looking for. As a graduate you will be highly sought-after for employment across a diverse range of industries and well prepared for further studies in IT.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Career opportunities

A career in IT has almost endless possibilities. In today's IT job market multi-skilling, multi-tasking and cross-skilling are highly valued and Deakin graduates are well 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.


Equipment Requirement

For information regarding hardware and software requirements, please refer to the School of Information Technology's website, www.deakin.edu.au/information-technology/students or telephone 03 9244 6699.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$12,640$14,500

The rates shown are based on four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, students must attain 4 credit points. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, however part-time equivalent is available.

Students are required to complete four (4) credit points from the following units:

Course structure

Core

SIT771Object-Oriented Development

SIT773Software Design and Engineering

SIT772Database and Information Retrieval

SIT774Web Technologies and Development