Start Date

0.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code

4GC078 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time


$AU 14,250 per 0.5 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2022

Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 university in SA for student satisfaction in I.T.1
  • Get up to speed with new trends and developments in enterprise-wide IT.
  • Learn the critical systems analysis skills required of a business analyst.
  • Develop project management expertise, and the skills to liaise with stakeholders in an IT context.
  • Train using the latest industry tools, technologies and research. 

1ComparED (QILT) Course Experience Questionnaire 2019-20, Computing and Information Systems – Overall Satisfaction Indicator (Postgraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.




Taught by world-class lecturers and researchers, this graduate certificate will get you up to speed with the latest thinking in enterprise-wide IT.

You will be provided with foundational skills in IT infrastructure and specialised skills related to one of three streams:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Technical
  • Enterprise Management

This enterprise management postgraduate degree is offered as part of a suite of three programs (graduate certificate, graduate diploma and master). Each qualification extends to the next, so you can easily transition to a master level qualification.

If you finish the Enterprise Management stream of the Graduate Certificate and want to do further study, consider going on to the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Enterprise Management) or the Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management).

What you'll learn

What you Learn

This qualification offers three IT streams that will develop your skills in one of the following areas:

  • cybersecurity fundamentals
  • technical capabilities - infrastructure, databases and warehouses
  • business systems and practices

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
IT Concepts INFT 5030 4.5 Rule(s): 2
Network Infrastructure INFT 5032 4.5
Relational Databases and Warehouses INFS 4019 4.5
Project Management for IT Professionals INFS 5057 4.5
Business Systems Analysis INFS 5093 4.5
Business Practices for IT Professionals INFS 5058 4.5
Project Management for IT Professionals INFS 5057 4.5
Network Infrastructure INFT 5032 4.5
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5
Security Governance INFS 5114 4.5

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects, as well as to contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12–26 hours of study when at university and 14–28 hours of independent study per week.



Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports and project documentation
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • group projects and presentations

Global opportunities

Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. You may have the option to undertake an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas while you study. We have links with universities worldwide, as well as a range of travel grants available to make going overseas much more accessible.

You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.

Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Global opportunities

Why Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

Why this Degree

This qualification will give you an excellent understanding of the latest in enterprise-wide IT. Upon completion you will be ready to move on to further studies in information technology, or to strengthen your career position.

The University of South Australia is a world-leader in IT teaching and research. 100 per cent of our research is rated at or above world-class standard,1 including the research that informs this degree – such as artificial intelligence and image processing, distributed computing and information systems.

2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Real-world connections

Research institutes and centres

UniSA is home to several research centres, including:

All have state-of-the-art facilities, with world renowned links and associations that provide a dynamic teaching and research base for our students.

Cooperative Research Centres

We are also proud to support a number of Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) bringing together researchers and research users, with an emphasis on collaboration through utilisation, commercialisation and technology transfer.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Online study

Online study

Part, or all, of this degree can be studied online. This means that you can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in an interactive online learning environment
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use discussion forums for team work and communication

With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. 

Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on individual course pages.

Career outcomes

Your career

By 2023, employment in ICT is expected to grow strongly in Australia. The availability of roles is expected to increase by:

  • 25,500 jobs for software and applications programmers (or 21 per cent)
  • 2,300 jobs for ICT business and systems analysts (or 9.5 per cent)
  • 8,200 jobs for ICT managers (or 13.9 per cent)
  • 8,100 jobs for ICT Network and Support professionals (or 15.3 per cent)1

With the aid of further study, consider careers in:

  • business analyst (enterprise management stream)
  • IT project manager (enterprise management stream)
  • systems administrator (cybersecurity or technical stream)

Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, Occupational Employment Projections 2018

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application


Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and spaces that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

Adelaide also has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets should you need, from dedicated student accommodation to private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages or explore our student accommodation by urbanest on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

Our student services provide you with all the support you need at university. You can access a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling, career advice, social support services, as well as those through our student association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student, you can also contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and more.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries and laboratories, as well as spaces that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your study spaces

You will benefit from our culture of innovation and start-ups. We’re helping IT entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into start-up enterprises with a bright future. Through the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) you will access services and expertise including:

  • technology (DXC Technology and UniSA IT)
  • design (matchstudio)
  • business growth (Centre for Business Growth)
  • business management
  • strategy and marketing
  • commercialisation (UniSA Ventures)  
Your study spaces

Your program director

I am the Program Director for the Master of Information Technology and the Master of Cybersecurity at the University of South Australia. My research interests include strategic alignment, purposeful corporations and digital innovation. I have been working in the higher education sector for over 15 years, and prior to that spent a number of years as a systems engineer in the IT industry.

Dr Jan Stanek

Program Director

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Portrait image for Dr Jan Stanek

Dr Jan Stanek

Program Director


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