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CC28 - Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

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Overview

Course Overview

This course provides professional knowledge and skills in information technology (IT). In the GCIT, you will gain a broad understanding of IT applications in industry as well as specific skills in programming, information systems analysis and design and project management. These skills will help you to manage future business challenges, enhancing your individual advancement and employment opportunities.

Career Information

The course will boost your career advancement prospects and provide a competitive advantage. Positions in the IT sector include ICT Support Technician, ICT Customer Support Officer, Project Management Support Officer, or Developer Programmer.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertIT
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 3 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2020

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 3 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney

Term 2 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
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Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, student must have:-

  • a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification; or
  • a recognised diploma and a minimum of two years of relevant communication and information technology experience; or
  • a minimum of five years of relevant communication and information technology experience:
    • secondary and post secondary certificates;
    • evidence from employer (past and present) on company letterhead;

International students

International students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international/ for further information including English language requirements.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

N/A

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 9
2019 17
2018 23
2017 12
2016 13
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Complying with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Being reflective with personal behaviours appropriate for professional performance and being positive and receptive to processing constructive supervisor/lecturer feedback or criticism.
  • Interacting with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures in a calm and composed manner in difficult to deal with situations.
  • Effectively controlling emotions, responses and behaviour when dealing with challenging situations in professional situations.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Complying with the policies and practices of the ICT business or organisation in which you may be placed or find employment.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with professional bodies such as Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Verbally communicating in the English language with accuracy, appropriateness and effectiveness.
  • Actively participating in discussion activities related to the course.
  • Using language that is appropriate to the context of the individual, group or workplace.
  • Establishing rapport with clients in the delivery of ICT practice and responding appropriately to clients, supervisors and other professionals.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions: eye contact, being mindful of space, time boundaries, a range of body movements and gestures.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and responding appropriately during activities related to the course, as well as in the ICT practice environment.
  • Competently and appropriately producing written assessment work in a logical, coherent manner, and with correct grammar and punctuation to the required academic standards.
  • Expressing complex and detailed information and knowledge into a logical and legible report, in a timely manner that meets professional standards and clearly communicates the intended message.
  • Accurately conveying and documenting information in a written form that meets legal and ICT practice requirements.
  • Observing non-verbal behaviour and other situations in a variety of professional settings.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and using appropriate knowledge in response to academic assessment items.
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in ICT practice.
  • Constructing written text proficiently, in English, using appropriate vocabulary and conventions of speech, including being able to paraphrase, summarise and reference in accordance with appropriate academic conventions.
  • Competently reading, writing and accurately interpreting information to convey language effectively in ICT projects and services.
  • Producing accurate, concise and clear ICT documentation that meets professional and legal requirements.
Sensory Abilities (Visual, Auditory, Tactile)

Examples are:

  • Accurately using a computer in a wide variety of ICT contexts.
  • Perceiving colours, tones, motion and depth.
  • Perceiving fine detail on a computer screen.
  • Discerning an object from its background.
  • Creating visual designs and artworks.
  • Creating 3D models in a computer.
  • Creating video recordings, animations and motion graphics.
  • Creating and editing audio recordings.
  • Creating and editing soundtracks that are synchronised with video, animation or motion graphics.
  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
Sustainable Performance

Examples are:

  • Actively participating in activities related to the course and professional experience.
  • Performing with the required mental energy and endurance in performing ICT skills and services during set time frames.
  • Showing persistence when learning a new concept and seeing it as a challenge to be solved rather than an insurmountable obstacle.
Strength and Mobility (Gross Motor Skills and Fine Motor Skills)

Examples are:

  • Interacting with a computer through input devices such as a mouse or keyboard.
  • Interacting with mobile devices through inputs such as buttons and a touchscreen.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
  • Rapidly building rapport with a client in order to engage them in project management practice, for example taking over a project mid-stream and successfully recovering troubled projects or gathering initial requirements from a client and negotiating project scope.
  • Critically self-reflecting on situations that may/may not have gone well, and taking the learning point(s) from that situation.
  • Interacting and engaging with individuals and groups in project management practice in a respectful and culturally competent manner in a wide variety of contexts.
  • Positively recovering a project from serious problems or risk by means of superior negotiation, influencing and leadership skills to achieve the best possible outcome.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Abilities

Examples are:

  • Competently using a desktop operating system such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X.
  • Having sufficient computer knowledge and skills to engage in the on-line learning environment that may include completing relevant on-line assessments and participating in on-line forums or responding to emails.
  • Competently using a mobile operating system such as iOS or Android.
  • Competently using digital media software tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud applications.
  • Competently using productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Operating electronic devices such as a video camera, a scanner, a tablet computer or a mobile phone.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Articulate the latest developments in the information technology industry, its likely future directions and its likely impact on organisations and society in general.
  • 2. Explain the roles of people and technology in managing knowledge and information in business.
  • 3. Analyse and model organisational goals and requirements, including the legal, ethical, social and cultural issues that affect the use, design, and implementation of information systems.
  • 4. Work independently, as a leader, or a member of a team employing appropriate interpersonal, professional and technical communication skills.
  • 5. Manage and evaluate own performance and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Students should note that they may be required to take some units in the Distance Education Mode depending on the campus of their study.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT20245 Introduction to Programming
PPMP20007 Project Management Concepts
COIT20246 ICT Services Management
COIT20248 Information Systems Analysis and Design
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.