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: $13,900
International: $17,500

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:


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

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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