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 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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Contact information is available at

Course coordinator

Dr Chris Ling (Caulfield); Dr Gour Kamakar (Gippsland, off-campus)


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.


The Professional Certificate in Information Technology 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 this course, students 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 diploma.

Credit for prior studies

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


The course consists of four approved foundation units.


The course consists of four units from the foundation units offered by the Faculty of Information Technology from the following courses:

  • 3309 Master of Applied Information Technology
  • 3342 Master of Business Information Systems

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