Enrolments: 561,736

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 552,871

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a taster of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Applying For Credit

Credit can be gained by successfully completing any of the following 4 options.

1) Industry Certifications

If you have already completed relevant industry certifications covered by the course (for example, you have your Cisco CCNA, CISSP or PMI PMP).

2) Postgraduate Credits

If you have completed study at a postgraduate level which you believe covered the same content as a subject on the course you are considering studying.

3) ACS (Australian Computer Society) Certifications

Have your wealth of experience recognised. ACS certifications are awarded based on a thorough assessment of your existing skills and competencies, so there are no exams or study required. You can receive up to 2 subjects’ worth of credit for any ACS certifications.

4) Three or more IT Masters Free Short Courses

IT Masters offer an on-going series of free short courses that each cover part of one of the subjects from the Charles Sturt University qualifications featured on the IT Masters website.  Subject to the conditions below, students who successfully complete three or more of the short courses will be eligible for one industry elective subject of credit towards one of the Charles Sturt University postgraduate qualifications featured on this website.

  • Credit for IT Masters short courses is only available for IT Masters elective subjects. Master degree students who have completed all electives may not be able to claim credit.
  • Credit for the IT Master free short courses is only available for the Charles Sturt University postgraduate qualifications listed on the IT Masters Website.
  • Only one subject credit can be claimed for IT Masters short courses (to see whether you qualify for other credit, fill out our Eligibility Form).
  • This credit arrangement does not apply to the Doctorate of Information Technology course.

The maximum level of credit available is no more than 50% of any course. Credit for can be claimed before or after you enrol, and current students can claim credit at any time up until graduation.

For more information about credit and credit with specific courses, check out our credit maps.

Confirming whether you qualify for credit Not yet a student? Complete the credit eligibility form to find out your credit entitlement. Are you a current student? Contact IT Masters at admin@itmasters.edu.au.