Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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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 titleGradCertInfoTech
CRICOS code063360K
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Caulfield)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Contact information is available at

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in another discipline area, with fundamental knowledge of information technology.


The objective of this course is to educate students to the level of a computing professional. On successful completion of the course, students will have gained fundamental knowledge in the following areas:

  • system analysis and design
  • programming
  • computer technology
  • database technology
  • data communications
  • networking technology


The course consists of four core units.


Students complete the following 24 points of study:

  • FIT9017 Foundations of programming
  • FIT9018 Computer technology and operating systems
  • FIT9019 Database technology
  • FIT9030 Systems analysis and design

Progression to further studies

Successful completion of this course provides an entry point for students wishing to progress to Graduate Diploma in Information Technology study.


Graduate Certificate in Information Technology