Graduate Diploma in Information Governance

  • Effective from: 2021
  • Approved Abbreviation: GDInfGov
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 3775
  • AQF Level: 8

CRICOS Code: 103727D

This program applies to students who commenced in 2021 or later. 

The Graduate Diploma in Information Governance (Grad Dip in IG) provides essential knowledge and skills in information technology as well as the business and legal aspects of information governance. The structure of the degree reflects the understanding that the technical, business and legal aspects of information governance, and the related knowledge and skills from these areas are interconnected and applied in confluence in practice. Students will graduate with the systematic knowledge and skills, to operate with best practice as professionals managing information assets and ensuring regulatory compliance creating a pathway to higher studies and/or commencing a career in information governance.

Study Mode

One year full-time or two years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Quang Vinh Nguyen

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

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline.

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

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points consisting of the following subjects.

Subject Title Credit Points
LAWS 7009Commercial Law10
LAWS 7015Information and Data Governance Law and Policy10
BUSM 7014Compliance Management10
BUSM 7086Strategic Business Management10
ENGR 7017Professional Practice and Communication10
COMP 7007Information Security Management10
MATH 7016The Nature of Data10
One alternate subject10
Total Credit Points80

Recommended Sequence

Full-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
QUARTER 1 SESSION  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
AUTUMN SESSION  
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
COMP 7007 Information Security Management 10
LAWS 7015 Information and Data Governance Law and Policy 10
QUARTER 3 SESSION  
BUSM 7014 Compliance Management 10
SPRING SESSION  
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select one alternate subject from the list below 10
QUARTER 4 SESSION  
BUSM 7086 Strategic Business Management 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

Full-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
QUARTER 3 SESSION  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
BUSM 7014 Compliance Management 10
SPRING SESSION  
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
Select one alternate subject from the list below 10
QUARTER 4 SESSION  
BUSM 7086 Strategic Business Management 10
AUTUMN SESSION  
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
COMP 7007 Information Security Management 10
LAWS 7015 Information and Data Governance Law and Policy 10
 Credit Points80
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time start-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
QUARTER 1 SESSION  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
AUTUMN SESSION  
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
QUARTER 3 SESSION  
BUSM 7014 Compliance Management 10
SPRING SESSION  
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
AUTUMN SESSION  
COMP 7007 Information Security Management 10
LAWS 7015 Information and Data Governance Law and Policy 10
SPRING SESSION  
Select one alternate subject from the list below 10
QUARTER 4 SESSION  
BUSM 7086 Strategic Business Management 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Part-time mid-year intake 

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
QUARTER 3 SESSION  
LAWS 7009 Commercial Law 10
SPRING SESSION  
ENGR 7017 Professional Practice and Communication 10
AUTUMN SESSION  
MATH 7016 The Nature of Data 10
Select one alternate subject from the list below 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
QUARTER 3 SESSION  
BUSM 7014 Compliance Management 10
QUARTER 4 SESSION  
BUSM 7086 Strategic Business Management 10
AUTUMN SESSION  
LAWS 7015 Information and Data Governance Law and Policy 10
COMP 7007 Information Security Management 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Alternate Subjects 

Subject Title Credit Points
COMP 7018Advanced Cloud Computing10
PUBH 7001Advanced Health Classifications and Coding10
INFS 7001Advanced Healthcare Data Environments10
INFS 7002Advanced Healthcare Software and Systems10
INFO 7001Advanced Machine Learning10
INFO 7002Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence10
INFO 7014Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity10
INFS 7003Advanced Topics in ICT10
COMP 7002Advanced Topics in Networking10
COMP 7019Applied Machine Learning10
COMP 7020Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Organisations10
COMP 7003Big Data10
COMP 7004Cloud Computing10
INFO 7018Cloud Systems Development10
LAWS 7010Company Law10
INFS 7004Content Management Systems and Web Analytics10
COMP 7006Data Science10
COMP 7008Internet of Things10
COMP 7021Knowledge Representation and Reasoning10
BUSM 7065Managing in the Global Context10
COMP 7009Mobile Computing10
COMP 7011Multimedia Communication Systems10
COMP 7022Natural Language Understanding10
COMP 7012Network Management10
COMP 7023Predictive Analytics10
MATH 7017Probabilistic Graphical Models10
COMP 7024Programming for Data Science10
INFS 7008Systems and Network Security10
COMP 7025Social Media Intelligence10
INFS 7006Software Testing and Automation10
BUSM 7099Understanding Contemporary Organisations10
COMP 7016Visualisation10
INFO 7013Web Engineering10
INFS 7009Web Technologies10
COMP 7017Wireless Networking10

Equivalent Subjects 

 
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this program for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.  

MATH 7011 Predictive Analytics, replaced by  COMP 7023 Predictive Analytics
MATH 7012 Programming for Data Science, replaced by  COMP 7024 Programming for Data Science
MATH 7014 Social Media Intelligence, replaced by  COMP 7025 Social Media Intelligence