The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) provides basic skills and knowledge in networking and IT applications development, along with the ability to apply practical ICT solutions in real-world situations.
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Develop ICT skills for real-world applications
The course will provide a solid foundation in information systems, databases, ICT support and programming.
This course offers a pathway to the Diploma of Information and Communication Technology. If you wish to continue with further studies, the Diploma offers a direct pathway to the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology.
The units covered in this course include;
- Information Systems in Context
- Programming Fundamentals
- Database Design and Development
- Computer Networking
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one unit at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one unit at a time. All of our units are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the course structure is outlined in our handbook.
Fees and delivery
The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) quoted above is an indication only of the student contribution to tuition fees for this program for 2021 and does not include other fees and charges. Actual tuition fees are calculated when you enrol.
Fees are subject to annual increases. The above indicative fee is based on completing this program in 2021.
Other fees: Students are required to pay the Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and may also be required to purchase textbooks or other course materials.
For more details, consult Student Contribution Bands
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
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This program may open the door to a career in:
- IT Support
- Help desk support
- Network administration
- Database design
- Systems development
Remote IT support assistant
Remote IT support assistant help organise and coordinate the maintenance and use of computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.
Help desk support officer
Help desk support officers provide first level contact and resolve technical problems to ensure an organisation can operate effectively.
Network administrators research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software.
Database Administrator or programmer
Database Administrators or programmers plan, develop, maintain, manage and database management systems to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Systems developers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
Related study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.