Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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 applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 titleExecCertIT
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


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


This course facilitates access to an information technology postgraduate diploma for people with little or no previous university study but with extensive relevant industry experience - specifically, six or more years of work experience in information technology, information systems or information management activities at either an executive management or senior technical level.


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

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


This course consists of four units.


Students must complete four graduate units approved by the course coordinator, chosen from the following courses:

  • 3341 Master of Business Information Systems
  • 2402 Master of Information Technology

Progression to further studies

This certificate is intended to lead to a postgraduate 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.


Executive Certificate in Information Technology