Graduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology (K5I)

Overview  2017


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 Years


Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.


Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Graduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology (GradCertICT) provides non-ICT students with broad knowledge and understanding of fundamental information and communication technology concepts and principles. The GradCertICT provides students with a previous tertiary qualification in any discipline area with the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to deal effectively with issues involving ICT.

GradCertICT graduates should be ICT professionals with the abilities and skills to:

  • adapt and apply techniques for acquiring, converting, transmitting, storing, managing and analysing data, information and knowledge;
  • select and effectively apply processes, methodologies, tools, research skills and techniques to analyze, model, develop, and manage ICT products and services;
  • apply abstraction and critical thinking to a problem, identify and define the ICT requirements, apply knowledge of ICT principles and techical skills to develop and evaluate strengths and weaknesses of potential solutions.

GradCertICT graduates should acquire attitudes needed by an ICT professional to:

  • be an effective team member;
  • take initiative and work independently;
  • communicate effectively at a professional level;
  • continue lifelong learning; and
  • adhere to codes of professional conduct and practice.

Career outcomes

The GradCertICT is an effective means of opening up new career possibilities in a broad range of ICT fields. For students without prior ICT studies, the GradCertICT provides fundamental skills in systems analysis and design; programming; cyber-security; web technology; database technology; data communications and networking technology. Graduates will enjoy varied and rewarding careers around the world. For example: systems analyst; web developer; programmer; project manager; security architect/specialist; network specialist; software analyst/designer.

Course structure

In the GradCertICT students will satisfactorily complete four 12.5% level 500 units.


The first main aim of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to operating systems and scripting. The main operating systems topics covered in this unit include operating systems structure and services, process management and coordination, memory management…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit will explain the relationship between data, information and knowledge and introduce a number of different tools for managing, storing, securing, modelling, visualizing and analysing data. This unit will provide an understanding of how data can be manipulated to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A student needs to acquire an understanding of the vast and diverse nature of the ICT industry to plan and manage a successful career. Students develop awareness of the skills, attributes, qualitiesand values required of ICT professionals. Students will explore…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the nature of systems design, implementation and testing as phases within the systems development process. The unit develops practical skills in designing, implementing and testing desktop computer programs, focusing on ones having graphical user interfaces that…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Bachelor Degree from accredited tertiary institution

Successful candidates will be able to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Information and Communication Technology.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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