English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent). More information is available at www.ielts.org
Information technology is driving digital disruption, with new technology helping redefine many industries. To successfully take advantage of the opportunities that information technology offers, businesses need skilled staff who can lead and manage IT projects, services and departments.
The Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management equips you with knowledge and skills necessary to lead and manage information technology projects and people within enterprise.
This course provides IT professionals with foundational knowledge of information technology management, including networking, analytics, and service management.???As a graduate you will have an expert understanding of the role of IT management within businesses and strategies for leading and executing successful project and service delivery.
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management
2022 course information
- Deakin code
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management, students must attain 4 credit points, which must include the following:
- Three (3) core units (3 credit points)
- One (1) credit point of level 7-SIT coded elective unit
- Completion of STP050 Academic Integrity (0-credit point compulsory unit)
Students are required to meet the University's academic progress and conduct requirements. Click here for more information.
Plus one (1) level 7 SIT-coded elective unit.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
- Cloud Campus
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.
Additional course information
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.
Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student payment through Youth Allowance and Austudy.
Further information can be found at Deakin’s Current Students website.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Any unit which contains work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, Working with Children Check or other check.
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.
Elective units may be selected that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
Students commencing in Trimester 3 will be required to complete units in Trimester 3.
- Bachelor Degree in a related discipline, OR
- Bachelor Degree in any discipline AND two years relevant work experience, OR
- Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent, OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent.
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of prior learning
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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
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 www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management will be able to engage effectively with specialists in the area of IT project management.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Course Learning Outcomes
Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Use broad knowledge of information technology and management methods, tools, and practices to support IT projects.
Communicate with technical and non-technical project stakeholders about service requirements
Identify, select, and use a range of digital technologies to generate, manage, and share digital resources associated with IT projects.
Exercise independent and critical judgement in supporting project plans and operations.
Apply knowledge, skills, and techniques in contributing to project planning and operations.
Apply professional ethics, responsibilities, and norms of professional computing practice.
Approved by Faculty Board 30 January 2020