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Information Technology

Equip yourself with core IT skills applicable to any industry and stay ahead of the game with the knowledge and confidence to fit into almost any business around the world with this postgraduate degree.

Information Technology

IT skills prepare you for an exciting future-focused career

Developed in consultation with industry, this degree will teach you how information technology relates to everyday business operations within organisations. It’s ideal for students without a computing background, and will bolster your industry experience with essential skills and knowledge ranging from software design and engineering to information retrieval and web development.

IT professionals are employed across all industry sectors, and graduates are highly sought after. Roles include business analyst, apps and games developer, network engineer, software developer and systems architect.

Degrees available


  1. Object-Oriented Development

  2. Database and Information Retrieval

  3. Software Requirements Analysis and Modelling

  4. Web Technologies and Development

What are the benefits?

  • Learn when you want by watching videos, reading articles, doing tests, and completing assignments online
  • Join online discussions and collaborate with your peers in a virtual study group
  • Enjoy discussions with feedback from expert educators
  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

Who developed the degree?

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 58,000 students studying online and on-campus.

What experience do you need?

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicted by your previous academic record.

You can enrol in this internationally-recognised postgraduate qualification if you have already completed an undergraduate degree or have at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent).

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Key Information

The Deakin Graduate Certificate is a postgraduate award recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8 and in the European Qualifications Framework at Level 6.

Credit for Prior Learning

You may be eligible for an exemption from some credits. This might apply if you already have a recognised undergraduate degree, or significant relevant professional experience. If not, you’ll be required to finish four programs – the equivalent of six months of full-time study – to complete this degree.

Find out more about Credit for Prior Learning.


The indicative price for one program in this degree is AUD $3,285. This means the indicative price for the full degree of 4 programs is AUD $13,140. Currency converter

Learn flexibly and pay as you go

You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way.

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