Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 6:02 AM on Thu, 9 June

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
View full English language requirements
ATAR
40
Duration
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
0.5 years full-time; 1 year part-time
Location
Gold Coast, Online
Online
Start date
March, July
February, June
Course code
2004100
Course abbreviation
CertInfoTech
Credit points
48
Equivalent units
4
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

If you're passionate about IT and want to work in a dynamic industry with diverse career prospects, the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology is an excellent way to start your journey.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop academic and business skills in the area of information technology and digital business, developing your understanding of Information and Communication Technologies and their social, ethical and legal impacts.

You'll complete two core units and choose from a selection of elective units, depending on your interest. 

This course is also a pathway into further study. Graduates of this course will be eligible for entry and four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology

If you're passionate about IT and want to work in a dynamic industry with diverse career prospects, the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology is an excellent way to start your journey.

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop academic and business skills in the area of information technology and digital business, developing your understanding of Information and Communication Technologies and their social, ethical and legal impacts.

You'll complete two core units and choose from a selection of elective units, depending on your interest. 

This course is also a pathway into further study. Graduates of this course will be eligible for entry and four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

Applicants for admission to candidature to the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology must have an assessable entry qualification from a country where English is the main language and where the medium of instruction for that qualification was English, or have completed an International English Language Test (or comparable test scores*) with:

  • a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score of 5.0 in each subset (or comparable test scores*), except for writing with a minimum score of 5.5

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.0
Listeningminimum 5.5
Readingminimum 5.5
Speakingminimum 5.5
Writingminimum 5.5

About the course

Core units:

  • Language and Learning in your Discipline
  • Quantitative Methods with Economics.

Elective units (Choose two from the following):

  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
  • Programming I
  • Foundations of Computing.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
Gold CoastTerm  1, Term  3
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
OnlineTerm  1, Term  3$14,680 ($3,670 per unit)N/A
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying online or outside of Australia

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising:

Exit Pathway
Students admitted to the Bachelor of Information Technology may be eligible to exit with the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology after completing 4 approved core units (48 credit points) from the Bachelor of Information Technology.

Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
MATH1003Quantitative Methods with Economics
Choose two units from the following:
COMP1001Data Communications and Networks
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
PROG1001Programming I
COMP1002Foundations of Computing

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes
To be eligible to exit from the Bachelor of Information Technology with the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology, complete four core units from the Bachelor of Information Technology including these three units:
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
ISYS1004Contemporary Issues in Information Technology
ISYS1002Cybersecurity



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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts that are essential for successful university study in Information Technology

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demonstrate an understanding of foundational concepts that are essential for successful university study in Information Technology

apply reflective practice to independent learning and self-management strategies.

identify and use different forms of communication relevant to Information Technology.

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Assessment methods

Assessment may be in the form of essays, reports, audio or video presentations, online quizzes, case analyses or problem resolution. Under the Southern Cross Model, assessment is designed to help you learn. Most units don't have exams, and instead focus on real-life tasks and scenarios that allow you to gain experience and confidence in the same tasks you'll be doing in your future career.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

This course will give you a foundation in Information and Communication Technologies with an opportunity to take on further study to move towards a career as programmers, user-experience designers and developers, web developers, systems administrators or technical support personnel.

This course is also a pathway into further study. Graduates of this course will be eligible for entry and four units of credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology

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students

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students

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