Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

University of Newcastle

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (GCIT) serves as: a direct-entry option to the MIT for students with a 3 year diploma/advanced diploma with relevant industry experience or an equivalent qualification a program that provides further professional knowledge in information technology to students who have completed a qualification at AQF 6 level or above an exit option for Master of Information Technology students who do not wish to complete the MIT and wish to exit with the GCIT qualification.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,760
International: $18,395

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree or equivalent postgraduate qualification in any discipline; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a related field; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 3 years or equivalent qualification in a non-related field plus 1 year relevant work experience; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 2 years or equivalent qualification in a related field plus 1 year relevant work experience; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma of 1 year or equivalant qualification ina related field plus 2 years relevant work experience; or A minimum of 3 years demonstrated relevant work experience in a related field (assessed on a case-by-case basis); or Other qualifications and work experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis Related fields of study may include but are not limited to IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications. Relevant work experience may include but is not limited to technical/professional positions in IT, computing, science, technology, business or communications. Prospective students who would like their professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.


4 courses (3 Compulsory + 1 Directed)

Subjects you can Study:

Information Technology

Study Pathways:

Graduates will meet the entry requirements for the Master of Information Technology and be eligible to apply for credit transfer for courses completed under the Graduate Certificate.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan No info Yes Part time 1.5 years
Callaghan No info Yes Full time 0.6 year
Callaghan No info Yes Online 0.6 year

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