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Start Date

1 year(s) full-time

Program Code

4GD103 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time


$AU 30,900 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2024

Degree overview

  • Study at the No.1 university in SA for I.T. facilities1 and learning resources in I.T.2.
  • Learn new trends and developments in enterprise-wide I.T.
  • Develop skills in critical systems analysis required of a business analyst.
  • Gain project management expertise, and the skills to liaise with stakeholders in an I.T. context.
  • Train using the latest industry tools, technologies and research.
  • Benefit from flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.
  • Use this program as a pathway to the Master in Information Technology (Enterprise Management).

1ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities..

2ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Computing and Information Systems – Learning Resources Indicator (Postgraduate). SA public universities.



This qualification will provide you with skills and expertise related to information systems in a business context.

Taught by world-class lecturers and researchers, you will learn about IT stakeholder engagement, business intelligence and the day-to-day operations of information systems. 

You can tailor your studies to suit your lifestyle and choose to study this whole qualification online if you wish.

This qualification 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 this Graduate Diploma and want to do further study, consider going on to the Master of Information Technology (Enterprise Management).

On-campus teaching for this program is based at the Mawson Lakes campus. Only 20 minutes from the city centre with easy parking. The Mawson Lakes campus is also accessible by bus and train with the Mawson Lakes train station only a short walk.

What you'll learn

What you Learn

You will study seven courses in universal IT practices:

  • business practices
  • project management
  • business system analysis
  • business intelligence and analytics
  • security principles
  • professional communication
  • IT concepts

You will also do one elective so you can extend your expertise in an area of interest. 

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
IT Concepts INFT 5030 4.5
Security Principles INFS 5115 4.5
Problem Solving in the Digital Age COMP 5076 4.5
Business Practices for IT Professionals INFS 5058 4.5
Risk Management and Governance INFS 3083 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Business Systems Analysis INFS 5093 4.5
Project Management for IT Professionals INFS 5057 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 Diploma in Information Technology (Enterprise Management)

Why this Degree

This program has been designed for industry professionals from a variety of industries, like business. You will build a business analyst capability and extend your existing knowledge to liaise with stakeholders in an IT context.

In your studies you’ll learn about IT stakeholder engagement, business intelligence, and the day-to-day operations of information systems.

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 career expos and employment forums through our Career Service, as well as 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:

  • IT project manager: designing and deploying enterprise infrastructure solutions in complex environments; ensuring technical integrity of customer solutions; writing and reviewing project requirements, strategies reference models and standards for infrastructure

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

Industry facts


The number of Professionals in Technology is expected to grow to almost 1.2 million jobs in Australia by 2027

(Australia Digital Pulse 2022)


Employment for Management and Organisation Analysts is projected to strongly increase by 28,200 jobs (or 32.2 per cent) by 2026

(Labour Market Insights 2022)

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. Options include dedicated student accommodation and private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages, or explore our student accommodation by Scape on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal 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 modern facilities including 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 also benefit from our culture of innovation and startup community. We’re helping IT entrepreneurs and innovators turn their ideas into startup enterprises with a bright future. You may access the Innovation and Collaboration Centre (ICC) services and expertise.

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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