Information Technology

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC080
CRICOS code: 051682B

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD062
CRICOS code: 038638D

Course name: Master of Information Technology
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM094
CRICOS code: 038636F


The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology aims to provide graduates from other disciplines with an introductory level of education in core IT knowledge and skills. The Graduate Diploma takes that a step further to provide those graduates with a body of core knowledge and skills in IT. The Masters aims to extend the core knowledge and skills to an advanced level. When you graduate you will:

  • be able to design, implement and manage network-based information systems
  • understand the strategic role that IT plays within the collective operation of your organisation
  • be able to play a leading role in facilitating your organisation’s mission through appropriate organisation-wide IT
  • be able to lead projects in the audit, design, development and proactive maintenance of your organisation's IT systems and services
  • have developed technical skills in analysis, design and implementation of IT with a particular focus on organisation-wide and web-based systems
  • understand the issues and practices relating to the management, quality assurance and strategic planning of such systems
  • have demonstrated professional skills in information gathering, teamwork, project and task management and communication.

The level of competence in each area will depend on the award completed.

The courses articulate and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed the Graduate Certificate are awarded credit towards the Graduate Diploma. Candidates who have completed the graduate diploma are awarded credit towards the Masters.

If you move on to the Masters degree you will find a course customised to your needs. For each student we try to find the optimal pathway. We use your background and aspirations to tailor a program that will bring out the skills most useful for you. For that reason, we encourage international students to bring ideas for Masters projects from their own country. It is just as likely that a Masters project will help you look at where you want to go in your career.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Why study Information Technology at Flinders?

  • The postgraduate courses in IT are small, intimate and focused on the needs and the future of each individual student. We like to concentrate on quality and personal attention to your needs – and watch you thrive.
  • The Science and Engineering Faculty is very experienced in dealing with part-time students and provides a support base that caters to the onerous demands of working while studying part time. Full-time students also benefit from our approach. Computer facilities are available remotely and are strongly backed by a 24/7 help desk. Lectures are recorded and streamed for students to use at their convenience.

How can I use Information Technology in my career?

Think of any career path and you’ll find an IT influence. The manager with IT fluency is the manager with the capacity to make the IT systems work to the business’s advantage. The Masters graduate will be able to contribute professionally to the management of an organisation’s IT infrastructure. These are courses for professionals who work with IT at a high level rather than courses for IT professionals.

The courses are designed to serve the future of the students who complete them. Skills in many IT areas are in short supply and these courses open many doors to many possibilities. Long-standing graduates in computing may choose the Diploma or Masters as a means of upgrading and extending their knowledge and skills in an area that has dramatically changed in recent years. If you have a lot of interaction with IT in your work and just want to communicate better with IT people, the Certificate course might change your working life (for the better of course).

The Masters in IT is accredited by the Australian Computer Society

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $9,399
2015 - $13,800
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $19,620
2015 - $27,600
Master of Information Technology

Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $19,782

2015 - $27,600

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

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