Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology

  • Effective from: 2017
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradCertICT
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3701
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 065034G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2017 or later.

Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology (Grad Cert in ICT) is designed for students from both computing and non-computing backgrounds. This program empowers students from computing background to enhance and update their knowledge in core concepts related to Information and Communications Technology domain to further progress their careers. Students from non-computing backgrounds can develop knowledge and skills in core topics related to ICT creating a pathway to higher studies in ICT and/or commencing a career in ICT.

Study Mode

One year full-time or six months full time depending upon entry qualifications (see Pathways listed under Program Structure below) or the equivalent part-time.

Program Advice

Program Advice

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Admission

Minimum admission requirements to this program are:

A Bachelor qualification in any discipline

Or

A Diploma in ICT/Computing/IS fields and five years full-time equivalent work experience in Information and Communications Technologies which includes experience in applying skills in: programming; networking; database design and development; systems analysis and design; and project management.

This program has three Pathways (A, B and C) that vary in length and structure based on previous study and work experience.

Pathway A - One year

Students who have non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor qualifications are eligible to complete the one year Pathway below.

Pathway B - Six months

Students who have non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Honours or Masters qualifications are eligible to complete the six month Pathway below.

Pathway C - Six months

Students who have Computing, ICT or Information Systems with Bachelor OR with Honours or Masters qualifications are eligible to complete the six month Pathway below.

Additional Information

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application. 

Statement of Service form

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas may be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) or directly through the Western Portal. Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/
https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

All other International applicants must apply directly to the University via the International Office.  

International students applying to the University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Program Structure

The program length and structure varies based on the student’s previous study background and level, and work experience.

Pathway A Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10

And five subjects from Foundation Subject lists.

Pathway B Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10

And 1 subject from Foundation Subject lists.

Pathway C Core subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10

And 3 subjects from Foundation Subject lists.

Foundation Subjects

Note: Subjects in this list may be included in the program structure as Core Subjects and cannot be selected as one of the list subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
INFO 7003Advanced Topics in User System Interaction10
INFS 7004Content Management Systems and Web Analytics10
INFO 7005IT Project Management10
COMP 7013Network Technologies10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
COMP 7015Programming Proficiency10
INFS 7008Systems and Network Security10
NATS 7057Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies10
INFS 7007Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems10
INFS 7009Web Technologies10

Equivalent Subjects

The subjects listed below count towards completion of the program for students who may have passed subjects in the list in 2020 or earlier.

ENGR 7018 - Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies, replaced by NATS 7057 Research Preparation in Post Graduate Studies

Recommended Sequence 

Students are categorised into three Pathways based on their previous study background and work experience as indicated below and program structure and length is set accordingly. See individual links for detailed program structure.

Pathway A - One Year

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor Qualifications are eligible to complete the one year Pathway below.

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
Select one subject from Foundation Subject list 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
Select four subjects from Foundation Subject list 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
Select one subject from Foundation subject list 10
 Credit Points40
Autumn session
Select four subjects from Foundation Subject list 40
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Pathway B - Six months

Students who have been admitted with non-Computing, non-ICT or non-Information Systems with Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the six month Pathway below.

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
Select one subject from Foundation Subject list 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
COMP 7015 Programming Proficiency 10
INFS 7007 Systems Analysis and Database Management Systems 10
Select one subject from Foundation Subject list 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40

Pathway C - Six months

Students who have been admitted with Computing, ICT or Information Systems with Bachelor or Bachelor Honours or Masters Qualifications are eligible to complete the six month Pathway below.

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows.

Full-time start-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select three subjects from the Foundation Subject list 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40

Full-time mid-year intake

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Spring sessionCredit Points
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select three subjects from the Foundation Subject list 30
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points40