Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology

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The Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology will boost your career prospects by equipping you with high-level ICT professional skills. You will develop your understanding of how systems work within an organisation, as well as how to manage one of the most important assets of a business: data. You will understand the need for data privacy and security and how the effective management and use of data is continuing to transform organisations. You will also develop practical skills of programming and visualising data.

Study location
  • Online
USC program code
Semester 1
1 year part time
Study mode
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.
Career opportunities  

Data analyst, reporting analyst

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission, candidates require completion of a recognised bachelor's degree (AQF 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*

*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.

Program structure

Required courses (4) 48 units

ICT701 Managing Data
ICT702 Data Visualisation
ICT703 Programming
INF701 Management Informatics

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24-unit points per semester (2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence. 
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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Ways to study

Choose to study on campus, online or a combination of both.