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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleProf Cert IT
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Contact information is available at:

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling (Caulfield), Dr Iqbal Gondal (Gippsland, off-campus)


  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The course facilitates access to information technology graduate diploma programs for people with no or little previous university study but with appropriate relevant industry experience - specifically, four or more years of work experience involved in information technology, information systems or information management activities at or above either a project management or technical level.


On successful completion of the course, the student will have :

  • demonstrated the possession of a professional level of knowledge in one or more areas of information technology
  • an ability to study information technology at a university/professional level
  • demonstrated that their work experience is adequate preparation for further study in a graduate or postgraduate diploma.

Credit for prior studies

Work experience is recognised for the purposes of gaining entry to the program only. Credit will not be granted for prior studies.


The course consists of four units from the foundation graduate units of the Master of Applied Information Technology or the Master of Business Information Systems pertaining to a specific area of interest and offered by the Faculty of Information Technology.

Typically, students undertake two units per semester for part-time mode, or four units per semester for full-time mode.

Progression to further studies

This certificate is intended to lead to a graduate diploma. Information industry research and development tasks such as the design and implementation of information systems, information technologies or information management procedures will be appropriately recognised in the articulation process.


Professional Certificate in Information Technology