Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology

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University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Awarded by

    University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months part-time (recommended)

  • Start Date

    3 intakes per year, enquire to learn more about your study options.

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Software or Applications Programmer | Data Analyst | IT Administrator | IT Manager | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    This 100% online Graduate Certificate in Information Communications Technology from University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) focuses on four courses that you can complete in 8 months online, at the times and locations best for you.

    You'll learn first-hand from lecturers who share their real-world challenges and solutions with you in managing and visualising data, programming, and management informatics.

    Know how to manage data, one of the most important assets of a business: understand the need for data privacy and security, manage and use data to continually transform organisations, use programming and visualising data skills to tell the story of data and solve challenges and gain an ITS Python certification, a highly marketable, globally recognised certification that's embedded into the program.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To do this course, you'll need an undergraduate degree in any discipline OR 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Subject Breakdown

    Core Subjects (48 Units)

    • ICT702 - Data Visualisation
    • INF701 - Management Informatics
    • ICT703 - Programming
    • ICT701 - Managing Data
  • Why University of the Sunshine Coast?

    The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is young, fresh and driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators.

    They’re not the biggest university, but are committed to doing big things. They believe in preparing now for tomorrow's challenges, and their programs support teaching grads how to thrive and lead in ever-changing marketplaces. They've produced ground-breaking research and award-winning alumni while championing sustainability and maintaining diversity.

    1st in Queensland in Global Impact Rankings -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    Top 3% globally for Climate Action -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    26 research fields ranked at world standard or above -Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

    UniSC's 100% online programs in Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security and Forensics reflect their forward-thinking nature as they help professionals prepare for these fast-paced industries with roles that are in high demand throughout Australia and growing every day.

    As a student, you'll learn from powerful industry leaders such as those at the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defence, and major corporations.

    Class sizes are kept purposefully small, so you'll have plenty of time to build relationships with these teachers and get detailed answers to all of your questions.

    To ensure you're always learning up-to-the-minute content, UniSC business partners with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and work with an industry advisory board with the likes of IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC, and Sunshine Coast Council.

    To demonstrate your level of knowledge and ability, UniSC has embedded the prep and exams of 3rd-party industry certifications into our programs. This means you'll complete your academic program with globally-recognised industry certifications that advance your career faster and earn you more money while saving thousands in exam fees.

    Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
    ITS Python
    ITS Databases

    No experience in IT or cyber security? No Problem. UniSC welcomes all academic backgrounds to our programs. Their experienced, valued teachers will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the program you choose.

  • Where will this course take you?

    When you graduate, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

    You'll also have the globally recognised, third-party industry certifications employers look for beyond a degree:

    • Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
    • ITS Python

    Students from other programs will spend extra time and money earning these after they graduate, meaning that you graduate several steps ahead of your competition with the certifications employers look for in leadership positions.

    If you decide to pursue the master's program after completing the graduate certificate, you may transfer your graduate certificate credits to the program. This means you only need to complete 10 courses to earn your master's degree.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in it could take you? Potential job outcomes may include: Potential IT career outcomes include: Database Administrator, Systems Administrator, ICT Security Administrator, Software or Applications Programmer, ICT Support Technician, ICT Test Engineer, ICT Manager, Junior Office Support, Help Desk Officer, Assistant Software Developer.

  • Let's talk price

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available from February 2023.

    You may be eligible for government loans and assistance such as FEE-HELP.

    Plus there are even scholarships and bursaries which you can explore.

    Fees are $4,148 for CSP and $10,200 for full fees.

    Enquire now to find out more about your payment options.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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