Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
Be part of one of the world’s fastest growing industries and study JCU’s Graduate Certificate of Information Technology. Combine computing theory fundamentals with practical knowledge and skills in web design, multimedia, databases and networking.
JCU Information Technology graduates are equipped with skills that are highly-regarded in a wide range of industries.
Graduates pursue careers in various areas including electronics and communications technologies, computer system engineering, schools, and hospitals.
You could find employment as an IT consultant, software engineer, web developer, mobile application developer, data analyst, cyber security analyst, or computer network architect.
Graduates may be eligible for membership with the Australian Computer Society.
James Cook University professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.
Study two core subjects and choose two specialist subjects to suit your professional needs and interests. Learn from internationally-recognised lecturers and teaching staff, as well as leading industry professionals.
Enhance your current qualifications with skills that employers value. JCU Information Technology graduates are highly-skilled and ready for the contemporary workforce.
View the Handbook for a detailed overview of available subjects.
Take note of the duration, cost and campus availability of your selected course. You may wish to include a second course preference.
- Register using your full legal name as it appears on your passport.
- Gather electronic copies of your documentation including advanced standing application if relevant. You will need to provide original certified copies of your documents once your application has been approved.
- Complete all the questions and upload all your documents. You can save and continue the application later if you need to.
- Submit your application.
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Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology
Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)
Tropical Environments and Societies
Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or
Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.
Note: Applicants with a bachelor degree in information technology normally undertake the Master of Information Technology or an associated joint masters degree, rather than the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, and are advised to seek advice from the University prior to applying.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
12 credit points as per course structure
Course learning outcomes
JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, JCU graduates will be able to:
CP5631:03 Internet Fundamentals
CP5639:03 Problem Solving and Programming I
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
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Expected time to complete
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure.
6 credit points
Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 7 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.
Credit will not be granted for undergraduate studies or for work experience that is used to gain admission to the course.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology are eligible for entry to the Master of Information Technology or joint Master of Information Technology-Master of Business Administration.
Annual Tuition Fee: AUD$16,140 (Estimate only.)
Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.