Graduate Certificate of Information Systems

Course summary for international students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length1 trimester full time (commencing mid year) or part time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)*

* Cloud (online) students only

Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$14,800 AUD
CRICOS course code052305G
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Deakin course code M522
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Note: Students may undertake this course part time only in Trimester 2.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Take your understanding of information systems and commerce to the next level with Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Information Systems.

Designed as an introductory course for professionals working in business and government, this course gives you a strong technical background in specific areas of eBusiness and supply chain management.

Whether you’re a graduate of business, management, marketing, social policy or public administration, you can increase your employability with our Graduate Certificate of Information Systems.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

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 the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

Learn more about fees and available payment options.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate advanced knowledge needed to perform duties as a highly skilled information systems professional within an organisation or social setting.
Communication Effectively transmit models, frameworks and management theory to both specialists and non-specialists.
Digital literacy Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
Critical thinking Apply critical thinking relative to complex information systems settings.
Problem solving Formulate and recommend well developed solutions based on organisational needs and a critical evaluation of alternatives
Self-management Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
Teamwork Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
Global citizenship Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
  Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.


Course rules

To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 4 credit points of core units and one zero credit point academic induction unit.

Course structure


MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical Skills Foundations ^

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business


^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.

Entry requirements - general

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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the postgraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 -  Bachelor degree in any discipline


 - Masters Qualifying program


 - 5 years relevant work experience


IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit for prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit for prior learning.
Your credit for prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact

Further study

M622 Graduate Diploma of Information Systems
M722 Master of Information Systems


As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.