Graduate Certificate of Information Systems

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Graduate Certificate of Information Systems (CRICOS 111587M)

The Graduate Certificate of Information Systems is to provide a professional qualification in information systems and prepare students to apply their professional knowledge and skills in IS within an industry of their choice. The course focuses on preparing students for continuing professional development and further study towards a professionally oriented Master’s degree in information technology or information systems. Graduates from the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems will be equipped to engage in employment in a varied range of industries and positions. The students will have some of the career options as entry level Information Systems Coordinator and System Analyst. The course also provides a pathway to higher level careers such as Information Systems Manager and Information Systems Consultant although these positions may require additional training for advancement.

The Graduate Certificate of Information Systems requires students to complete a total of 4 subjects over 1 trimester (for full-time students). There are no pre-requisites or co-requisites. The GCIS would be an entry point for Master of Information Technology for the students from the non-cognate background.

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of information systems and an awareness of recent developments in order to identify, analyse and assist in solving complex information systems problems
  2. Demonstrate skills in critical thinking to identify and analyse current theories and developments and emerging trends in information systems
  3. Communicate appropriate information technology solutions effectively to stakeholders
  4. Demonstrate personal autonomy, judgement, decision-making and accountability required to begin professional practice
  5. Articulate an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities and apply IT related skills and knowledge in a professionally responsible manner.

Delivery Mode

  • Face-to-Face with blended learning facilities

Subject Credit Points

  • 4 Credit Points each subject

Exit Pathways

  • NA

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems may find entry level employment in Information Systems. Some of the possible career options are as an entry level Information Systems Coordinator or System Analyst.

PATHWAY TO FURTHER STUDIES
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems are eligible to apply for admission into KOI’s Master of Information Technology. Students progressing into this course will be given a maximum of 4 credits for prior learning for studies completed within the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems. Graduates may use the Graduate Certificate of Information Systems to gain admission into many other master level courses in Australia and overseas.

STUDENT PROFILE
The table in the pop-up window here gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at KOI. It provides data on students that commenced Graduate Certificate of Information Systems study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across all Australian campuses, and international students studying in Australia.

ATAR PROFILE
The table in the pop-up window here gives ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
General admission criteria apply to the course.

Course Overview

First Trimester

BUS709Communication in Business
ICT701
Programming Fundamentals
ICT702
Introduction to Database Design
ICT703
Information Systems Analysis and Design

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