CM24 - Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Overview

Course Overview

The aim of this Undergraduate Certificate is to provide you with fundamental skills and knowledge in the field of Information Technology. You will explore the fundamental concepts and apply critical thought in a way that develops a broad overview of the discipline. This may provide opportunities for professional upskilling and employment within the discipline. In addition to discipline knowledge, you will gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills such as self-reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and cross-cultural competence. The successful completion of this Undergraduate Certificate may be used to articulate into the Bachelor of Information Technology. This qualification has been developed in response to the community and industry need based on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) review and as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Career Information

Graduates from the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology from CQUniversity will have developed fundamental skills and knowledge for application in Information Technology and professional upskilling for life-long learning.

Completion of this Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with a pathway to the Bachelor of Information Technology at CQUniversity.

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 undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) UGCertIT
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
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 2 - 2021

Online

Term 1 - 2021

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Townsville
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 2 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2021

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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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
Rank Threshold SR 58 | ATAR 58
Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall ad no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Required an overall score of 54 with o sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

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

No recommended study.

Fees and Charges
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

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 50
Second year 0
Third Year 0
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Explore a coherent body of disciplinary knowledge within the field of Information Technology
  • 2. Identify discipline relevant problems, critically assess the debates surrounding them and develop solutions to contemporary issues.
  • 3. Engage in higher education learning, skills development, reflect upon feedback and enact self-improvement.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology - Elective Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 2 Total credit points: 12

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COIT11226 Systems Analysis
COIT11222 Programming Fundamentals
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology - Elective Elective

Number of units: 2 Total credit points: 12

Note that COIT11237, COIS12036 and COIT11134 all have pre-requisite units.

If you wish to complete your Undergraduate Certificate in a single term, you must select your electives from COIT11238, COIT11239 or COIT11240.

Year 1 - Term 1
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT11238 Networked Infrastructure Foundations
COIT11239 Professional Communications Skills for ICT
COIT11240 Dashboard Design and Visualisation
Year 1 - Term 2
Students may choose to do any of the following:
COIT11237 Database Design & Implementation
COIT11134 Object Oriented Programming
COIS12036 Human-Computer Interaction
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.