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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: 503,025

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.

Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition) Credit

This page provides information on what subject credits are available for the Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition), available for enrolment from 2022.

IT Masters and CSU work to ensure that students receive as much recognition for their studies and knowledge as is possible. A maximum of 50% credit can be given for any course’s subjects (due to Australian government regulations). Credit can be given on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on application – when you apply you will need to provide detailed information on your previous study. Completed subjects just need to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of 3 or more relevant IT Masters short courses will give you one industry elective subject credit. Please fill out our simple form to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Credit for Experience

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offer certifications based on your existing IT work experience. These certifications can count as credit for IT Masters elective subjects.

  • For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
  • For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist

The maximum possible credits for ACS certifications towards the Masters is 2. 

  1. Industry Certifications

IT Masters and CSU recognise a large range of relevant industry certifications for credit – check the tables below for the most common certifications, or complete our eligibility form for a personalised assessment.

You’ll need at least one of the listed certifications to get credit for the subject, unless specified otherwise. If you’ve earned an industry certification that is listed below but not assigned to a subject, we can likely award credit for it, but will need to assess how your certifications fit with the subjects you want to study. Fill out an eligibility form to help find the best way to get the credit you’re after and meet your study objectives.

Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition)

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Elective Academic subjects
ITC513 Wireless Communications
  • CWNP Certified Wireless Network Professional (CWNA)
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
  • Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
  • CompTIA Linux+
  • LPIC-2 Linux Engineer
  • SUSE Certified Engineer (SCE)
ITC542 Networking Fundamentals
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITE526)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform & Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect Expert
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • EC-Council Certified Cloud Security Engineer (CCSE)
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITE514 and ITI581 – choice of 2 only)
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
Elective Industry Subjects
ITE512 Incident Response
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITI581 and ITC595 – choice of 2 only)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE518 Agile Project Management
  • PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®)
  • AXELOS Agile Project Management Practitioner
ITE523 Virtualisation
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualization (VCP-DCV)
ITE526 Practical Internetworking
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Expert: Service Provider Routing & Switching (JNCIE-SP) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) (also grants credit for subject ITC542)
ITE527 Server Administration
  • Microsoft Certified Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft MCSA Windows Server 2016 or 2012
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft MCITP Enterprise Administrator
  • Microsoft MCITP Server Administrator
  • Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate (also credits subject ITC561)
ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation
  • Docker DCA
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • EC-Council Certified Threat Intelligence Analyst (CTIA)
  • ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing
  • CompTIA PenTest+
  • GIAC Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN)
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional: Penetration Testing with Kali Linux (PWK/PEN-200)
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional
  • EC-Council Network Security Administrator (ENSA)
  • EC-Council Certified Network Defender (CND)
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+)
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP)
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+)
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (also credits subjects ITE514 and ITC595 – choice of 2 only)
  • (ISC)² – Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM)
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (Reg PM CPPE)
MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
  • AXELOS PRINCE2 Practitioner
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
  • Both APMG ISO 20000 Practitioner and ITIL Foundation Certificate 4
MGI516 IT Governance
  • ISACA COBIT 5 Implementation
  • ISACA Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
  • PMI Program Management Professional PgMP®
  • AIPM Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Project Director (Reg PM CPPD)
MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation
  • IIBA Certification of Capability in Business Analysis™ (CCBA®)
  • IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional™ (CBAP®)
  • APMG Agile Business Analyst
MGI532 Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Analytics Association (DAA) Web Analyst Certification Program

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Some industry certifications for these unspecified credits require more study and demonstration of knowledge and therefore offer more credit Level 1 certifications give you credit for one subject, Level 2 certifications give you credit for two subjects, and Level 3 certifications give you credit for three subjects. The max amount of credit on a Grad Cert is two subjects and any remaining credit will be added to your Masters if the subject selection allows so.

Level 1 Certifications (1 subject credit for 1 industry elective subject)

  • APMG Managing Successful Programmes – Practitioner (MSP)
  • Australian Marketing Institute Certified Practising Marketer (CPM)
  • AWS Certified Security – Specialty
  • AXELOS M_o_R Practitioner Risk Management
  • Cisco Certified: Network Associate – Security (CCNA Security)
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CPG Global ISO/ IEC 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor
  • EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE)
  • GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN)
  • GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender (GCED)
  • GIAC Defensible Security Architecture (GDSA)
  • GIAC Enterprise Vulnerability Assessor (GEVA)
  • Microsoft Certified Windows Server Hybrid Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Enterprise Administrator Expert
  • Online Marketing Certified Professionals (OMCP) Digital Marketing Certification
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Architect: Professional (OCI)
  • PECB ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • Project Management Institute Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)
  • ISACA Certified: Data Privacy Solutions Engineer (CDPSE)
  • Google Certified: Professional Cloud Architect
  • Both Planit iSQI Certified Agile Tester and Scrum Master Accredited Certification (iSQI & SMAC)
  • Both ISTQB Foundation Certificate and ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate (ISTQB)

The following certifications have a maximum of two Level 1 credits allowed on the Masters:

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate
  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • Microsoft 365 Certified: Security Administration Associate
  • DELL Certified Specialist: Systems Administrator (DCS-SA)

Level 2 Certifications (2 subject credits for 2 industry elective subjects)

  • British Computer Society Chartered IT Professional (CITP) – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Associate – two credits for ITE531 and ITC561
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) – two credits for ITE526 and ITC542
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) – two credits for ITE526 and ITC542
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Security – two credits for ITE526 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) – two credits for ITI581 and one unspecified industry elective
  • DELL EMC: Cloud Architect – two credits for ITC561 and one unspecified industry elective
  • GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN) – two credits for ITE535 and one unspecified industry elective
  • Google Certified Professional Cloud Network Engineer – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives
  • Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional: Enterprise Routing & Switching (JNCIP-ENT) – two credits for subject ITE526 and ITC542
  • Microsoft Certified DevOps Engineer Expert – two credits for two unspecified Industry Electives

Note: These credit maps are for students commencing in 2022.

If you are a current student who enrolled in 2021 or earlier please contact us to receive customised credit information.