Graduate Certificate of Information Systems

Course summary for local students

Year2017 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Length 0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

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

*Students may undertake this course part-time only in Trimester 2.

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2017Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2017$13,000 - Full-fee paying place
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555

CRICOS course code052305G
Deakin course code M522

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.

Professional recognition

Completion of the Master of Information Systems grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Fees and charges

The tuition fees you pay will depend on the type of fee place you hold. 

  • If you are enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the units you choose.
  • If you are enrolled in a full fee paying place, your tuition fees are calculated depending on the course you choose.

In both cases, 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.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Minimum entry requirements

 - Bachelor degree in any discipline 


- 5 years relevant work experience

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

How to apply

Applications for this course can be made directly through our Applicant Portal.

For more information on the application process, visit our Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

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.