Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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La Trobe University
  • Awarded by

    La Trobe University

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment plan

  • Duration

    6 months

  • Start Date

    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    ICT Security Administrator | ICT Support Technician | Network Security Administrator | Network Administrator | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    If you're looking to give your IT career a major boost, then this 100% online Graduate Certificate in Information Technology qualification from La Trobe University could be ideal for you. The course presents a comprehensive pathway into various postgraduate IT programs, acting as a catalyst for a lucrative career in the information technology sector. As technology continues to play a pivotal role in modern business environments, the demand for IT professionals is growing across numerous industries, including media, government, health, and education. This course is ideal for individuals currently employed in IT seeking to expand their knowledge base, or for those looking to break into the industry, providing a strong foundational knowledge to kick-start their careers in IT.

    The curriculum includes learning modules on Programming 101, Information Technology Fundamentals, Probability and Statistics for Data Science, and Database Basics. Students will acquire proficiency in software solution design using Python, foundational computer operation skills, data storage and retrieval, and system software. They will also gain insight into probability and statistics applications in data science using the R statistical package and LaTeX. Furthermore, the program explores different database systems and models, with students able to gain practical experience in designing and implementing a commercial-standard database system. On completion, students will be ready to pursue one of La Trobe's IT Master's degrees, with options including specializations in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, digital media, information technology, or the Internet of Things.

    The academic staff at La Trobe provides a supportive environment for students, offering assistance in aligning the course with individual career aspirations and facilitating the achievement of their professional goals. The course, delivered full-time over six months, instills a robust understanding of IT fundamentals, programming, and statistics. These highly transferable skills equip students for a broad range of industries, enabling them to adeptly navigate the ever-evolving technological landscape.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

    • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology qualification from La Trobe University, you may study the following subjects:

    Core Units

    • LTU0AIM - Academic Integrity Model
    • CSE4IFU - Information Technology Fundamentals
    • CSE4DBF - Database Fundamentals
    • STM4PSD - Probability and Statistics for Data Science


    • CSE4OOF - Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals (PG)


    • CSE4IP - Introduction to Programming
  • Why La Trobe University?

    For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
    Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

    At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

    Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

    Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Information Technology qualification from La Trobe University. You will be fully prepared and qualified to take on a range of different IT roles across multiple sectors.

  • 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

    Fees are paid per subject and each subject costs $3,825. The total cost of the course is $15,300.

    Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 


    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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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).


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