Graduate Certificate in Information Communications Technology

The Graduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology is proposed as a pathway for non-Information and Communications Technology (ICT) graduates, with or without professional experience in the ICT field, to study ICT subjects. Anecdotal evidence suggests that more than 80% of the ICT workforce has not acquired university-level qualifications in ICT. For such people, the Graduate Certificate offers students a formal training in the theoretical aspects of ICT, and thus a solid base from which to continue their progression in the ICT field.

The speed of change in ICT requires everyone to update their knowledge every few years. This Graduate Certificate course lays a proper foundation in ICT whereby you can gain knowledge and confidence to proceed to further studies and career advancement. The course is also designed to enable inexperienced, non-ICT students to enter a career in ICT. The choice of any four units will enable you to tailor the course according to your own individual needs and plans. You will benefit from the University's policies on recognition of prior learning by allowing a matching of an individual's professional experience against specific units that form part of the Graduate Certificate in ICT.

The University has a long history of providing well-designed degrees in ICT that are accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (opens in a new window). Further, we recognise and concentrate on the vital role that computer networks, including internet and web technologies, play in all areas of life. This is reflected in our research strengths in networking and web engineering. The flexibility in choosing any four units in this course will enable you to decide how much and in which areas you would like to study, and then whether to undertake further studies.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue careers as a business analyst, analyst/programmer or software developer.

Delivery ModeOn campusOn campus
Duration0.5 - 1F / 1 - 2P0.5F
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)Semester 1 (Autumn); Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code3701.2


[CRICOS Code 065034G]

Course Code9502643701.2 [CRICOS Code 065034G] 
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western(opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).(opens in a new window)

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.

If you are an international student, you need to apply through Western Sydney University International. Step by step instructions are available on the International Admissions pages.