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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Broaden your career opportunities or change direction with a postgraduate qualification in Information Technology.

If you want to master the basics of IT, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology is designed for graduates who haven't previously studied the subject. In this half year program, you'll learn core IT concepts and techniques, with a strong focus on computer-based information systems and database technologies.

You'll complete four courses from a huge range of options, which cover topics from an introductory to an advanced level, including software systems, database systems, information security, and user-centred design.

You'll also benefit from our flexible program. The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology offers such a large number of elective courses that you can tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry or your career goals.

On completion, you can choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Information Technology. Because courses in the graduate certificate are taken from the Master's course list, you can transfer study credits to the higher-level programs.

Program highlights

  • Advance your skills in web and software development, new IT concepts and techniques.
  • Study courses covering software systems, database systems, information security and more.
  • Tailor your studies to suit your interests, your industry or your career goals.
  • Take advantage of the option to transfer study credits to higher-level programs.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Information design lead
  • Solutions architect
  • IT manager
  • Scrum master
  • Relationship manager
  • Application developer
  • Digital learning designer
  • Analyst programmer
  • Cloud developer
  • Master data analyst

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a field other than Information Technology or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR relevant post-secondary study and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed.

  • Course Code: 046495C
  • Course Type: Full Time
  • Course Level: Post Graduate Diploma or Certificate
  • Duration: 06 Month  
  • Total Tuition Fee: 22560 AUD
    Annual Cost of Living: 24505 AUD
    Application Fee: 100 AUD
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