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 titlePGradCertIT
CRICOS code063356F
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 Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology is intended for those with a previous undergraduate qualification in IT, such as computing, computer science or a technical information technology field, to consolidate their skills and complement their prior studies of information technology with studies at a graduate level.

Seven specialisations are offered (although not all specialisations may be offered in any one year).


The objectives of this course are to:

  • consolidate students' skills in the disciplinary areas that underpin the information technology field
  • enable students to complement their prior studies of information technology with studies at a graduate level.


This course consists of four approved masters-level units (24 points).


Students complete 24 points of study of which:

(i.) three units (18 points) are chosen from units listed in the specialisations under 'Areas of Study'

(ii.) a maximum of one elective unit (6 points) is chosen from postgraduate level units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology or from any other faculty of the University as approved by the course director.


Students can choose to complete a specialisation or select a variety of units and complete the course without a specialisation.

Areas of Study

Progression to further studies

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


Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology