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 Full time 0.5 year
Burwood No info Yes Part time 1 year

Deakin’s course curriculum integrates real-world expertise with practical skills to give students a competitive edge. More than 58,000 students have chosen Deakin for its industry-aligned courses, teachers that are leaders in their field, flexible study options on campus and online, leading edge facilities and proven record of scientific achievements. 

Deakin’s internationally recognised quality of research and teaching puts it in the top two per cent of the world’s universities (Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings). Deakin is also number one for student satisfaction in Victoria (2016 Student Experience Survey). 

Deakin is one of Australia’s largest universities, with over 40 years of experience as a leading tertiary education provider. Its five campuses include one in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, two in the port city of Geelong and one in Warrnambool on the south-west coast of Victoria, plus 15,000 students that study predominantly online via Deakin’s Cloud Campus. All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from Deakin’s award-winning digital environment. Deakin is committed to lifelong learning, providing students with choices about how, when and where learning occurs. 

Deakin is proud of its inclusive and student-focused culture and its reputation for using innovative digital solutions to provide an engaging and personalised learning experience. Deakin has a large, diverse student body, with many mature age and part-time students, as well as many international students and students from regional areas. 

Deakin’s four faculties offer both undergraduate and postgraduate courses across the arts, science, sport, nutrition, psychology, business, law, medicine, engineering, nursing, allied health, information technology and teaching. 


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