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Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology

Boost your career prospects by equipping yourself with high-level ICT professional skills. The Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology will develop your understanding of how systems work within an organisation.

In this program you will:

  • Learn how to manage data, one of the most important assets of a business
  • Understand the need for data privacy and security and how the effective management and use of data is continuing to transform organisations
  • Develop practical skills of programming and visualising data



1 year 1 year Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2022 fees ($AUD)

A$10,200 Fee-paying


  • Semester 1

  • Semester 1
Delivery mode
  • Online
Total courses
Total units
1 year 1 year
UniSC program code
Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

ICT701 Managing Data
ICT702 Data Visualisation
ICT703 Programming
INF701 Management Informatics

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

To be considered for admission, candidates require completion of a recognised bachelor's degree (AQF 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

Program requirements
Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24-unit points per semester (2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence. 
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

Career opportunities

  • Data analyst
  • Reporting analyst

Fee-paying estimate

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to USC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

Complete in just one year part-time
Flexible learning options
Experienced staff help guide your progression
Shane Delamont Student

Student story

"I'm now in my final year and have an internship coming up with USC's networking team. Networking lets you manage big systems and projects, and work across different fields of IT, so it's important to have a strong foundation in that."