Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Deakin University

As a postgraduate introduction to IT, this course is ideal for students without a computing background, as well as those who'd like to bolster their industry experience with a recognised academic qualification. Developed in consultation with industry, this course will teach individuals how information technologies relate to everyday business operations within organisations. Students will gain essential IT skills, from software design and engineering to information retrieval and web development. This course gives individuals the essential skills and knowledge for employment across a range of industries and prepares them for further studies in IT.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,600
International: $16,500

Entry Requirements:

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. To be eligible for entry, applicants must have: Entry will be based on performance in: a Bachelor degree in any discipline OR At least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)


4 credit points of study

Subjects you can Study:

Information technology; Cyber security; IT services; Networking; Software development; Web technologies

Study Pathways:

Articulates into the Graduate Diploma of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology, Master of Information Technology (Professional), Master of Cyber Security, Master of Cyber Security (Professional), Master of Data Science

Who for:

Non- IT graduates

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Online 0.5 year
Burwood No info Yes Part time 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Full time 0.5 year

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