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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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Move into the fascinating and rewarding field of Information Technology

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry encompasses a diverse range of innovative digital technologies, including data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things.

As one of Australia’s most vital emerging industries, the number of ICT professionals is expected to grow by almost 100,000 to 758,700 by 2023. There has never been a better time to move into this fascinating and rewarding field, and QUT Online's Graduate Certificate in Information Technology opens up the possibility for you to do just that.

There is a growing demand for ICT professionals with a broad and practical skill set to work in many kinds of organisations. This course provides a pathway for professionals with a bachelor degree in an unrelated field of study to transition into an ICT career.

Comprising eight Information Technology micro units, the course has been designed to provide foundational knowledge by covering the core elements of ICT best practice set down by the Australian Computer Society's Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK).

Upon graduation you will have the foundational ICT skills you need to succeed in a range of organisations. You will also have the option of completing four 12-credit point units in a specialised study area to attain either a Graduate Diploma in IT (Cyber Security and Networks) or Graduate Diploma in IT (Business Analysis).

In order to provide opportunities to students from all backgrounds, diversity scholarships are available for our suite of IT courses.

Entry criteria

Satisfactory completion of Bachelor degree (Level 7 or higher) in any field of study or related area; OR

Diploma and two years (full-time) work experience in an IT related field.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Micro units (6 credit points per micro unit)

Computer Systems Fundamentals

Systems Analysis and Design

Introduction to Security and Networking


Introduction to Programming

Object Oriented Programming

Rapid Web Development

Management Information Systems


Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

ICT Project Manager

With a background in project management, coordinate ICT teams to plan and execute projects, ensuring project-specific goals are met in a timely manner.

ICT Programmer

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

ICT Security Specialist

Specialise in cyber security – assessing organisational vulnerabilities in order to establish thorough cyber security practices that safeguard sensitive data.

Network Analyst

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

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 104 196

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