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Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

Course Description

Become a qualified Information Technology professional and be part of one of the world's fastest growing industries.

Get the edge

Advancing your skills and knowledge with our Graduate Certificate of Information Technology will give you the edge on other graduates embarking on a career in this exciting field.

Who is this course for?

This course is for graduates from Information Technology, Computer Science or related fields who want to further their knowledge and skills.

Course l earning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, JCU graduates will be able to:
*Analyse to select appropriate tools and technologies to meet project requirements
*Consolidate industry standard contexts for project management approaches
*Advance knowledge of technologies and networking methods
*Synthesise legal and ethical issues including scope of liability and digital rights management
*Communicate technical information clearly through presentations, demonstrations and documentation
*Use independent judgment to synthesise information to solving IT issues
*Demonstrate a capacity to reflect on progress to tailor self-learning goals for professional development.

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Course articulation

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology are eligible for entry to the Master of Information Technology or joint Master of Information Technology-Master of Business Administration.

[[Entry requirements (Additional)
English band level 1 - the minimum English Language test scores you need are:
*Academic IELTS – 6.0 (no component lower than 5.5), OR
*TOEFL – 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.0), OR
*TOEFL (internet based) – 79 (minimum writing score of 19), OR
*Pearson (PTE Academic) - 57

If you meet the academic requirements for a course, but not the minimum English requirements, you will be given the opportunity to take an English program to improve your skills in addition to an offer to study a degree at JCU. The JCU degree offer will be conditional upon the student gaining a certain grade in their English program. This combination of courses is called a packaged offer.
JCU’s English language provider is Union Institute of Languages (UIL). UIL have teaching centres on both the Townsville and Cairns campuses.

Minimum English language proficiency r equirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Why JCU?

James Cook University professional programs are internationally recognised and teaching staff are often research leaders in their fields.

Application deadlines

*1st February for commencement in semester one (February)
*1st July for commencement in semester two (mid-year/July)

Visit the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology page on the James Cook University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree in any discipline, from this or another university; or Other qualifications or practical experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above. Note: Applicants with a bachelor degree in information technology normally undertake the Master of Information Technology or an associated joint masters degree, rather than the Graduate Certificate of Information Technology, and are advised to seek advice from the University prior to applying.

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