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Enhance business performance in innovative ways

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background working in IT, and wish to upskill in business analysis. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in business analysis.

You will gain the specialist skills you need to shine a spotlight on business inefficiencies, and use your existing ICT expertise to propose innovative solutions that optimise business performance and efficiency.

At a time when digital technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, analysts with both business acumen and comprehensive understanding of business ICT systems are a huge asset to any organisation.

A proficient business analyst will be able to use business-centric ICT methodologies to analyse and refine business processes and work practices.

The number of professionals working in the industry is expected to grow from 23,800 in 2018 to 26,100 by 2023, with an anticipated 12,000 job openings nation-wide during this time period. The average weekly salary of $2,274 is also significantly higher than the all-jobs average of $1,460.

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis with the following:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in Information Technology or related discipline; or

  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline and three years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT-related field; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in Information Technology or related discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT-related field; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT-related field.

This course is not available to international students.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course
  • 2024 CSP fees: $4,500

  • 2024 full fees: $14,200

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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Course Units

Students need to complete a total of 4 units:
2 - Core standard units
2 - Elective standard units


12 credit points per unit


Complete 2 of the following electives | 12 credit points per unit

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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

Implement integrated software and application solutions that solve organisational ICT-related problems.

ICT Business Analyst

Analyse and evaluate existing business practices, and develop ICT-centric insights that lead to innovative solutions and business optimisation.

Technical Business Analyst

Support business transformation in a cross-functional role that involves administrative duties, data analytics, and overseeing the implementation of new ICT projects and processes.

Network Analyst

Provide technical support for and monitor organisational computer networks, and oversee general refinement and network improvements.

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