Enrolments: 453,981

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: 445,116

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.

Job-Ready Graduates Package

We’re thrilled to be able to offer discounted spots in some of our courses, making it more affordable for you to get job-ready in 2022. With our select graduate certificates you’ll get a reduced fee through government contributions and can defer your payment if you’re eligible for HECS-HELP. Start your course in 2022 and you could get qualified now and pay later.

Once accepted into a course, you’ll receive some handy tips from us on how to prepare for the start of classes.

In the meantime, here are some answers to common questions.

What courses and discounts are available?

Four of our Graduate Certificate courses are eligible for the Commonwealth Supported Places as part of the federal government’s Job-Ready Package. as follows:

Commonwealth Supported Places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only. Australian citizens may also be eligible to defer their payments via HECS-HELP.

An additional 10% discount is available for students eligible for HECS-HELP that choose to pay upfront. You also may be eligible to reduce the number of subjects studied with subject credit (see last question below).

*Note: some elective subjects vary in cost and the total course cost will depend on the subjects selected. Our admissions team can assist you with subject selection and you can estimate the total course cost by search for the subjects selected here.

How do I apply?

All applicants for IT Masters must apply online. The application takes about 15 minutes to complete via the CSU online application form here.

Note: to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must select the option that says Payment: Commonwealth Support. The number of available Commonwealth Supported Places are limited for each course and this option will no longer appear once all places have been allocated.

Once your application has been processed, you will receive a call from IT Masters advising you on the outcome of your application, and whether any further information is required for you to start studying.

What if I don’t have an IT background?

There are people with different level of experience in all of our subjects. Some have been in the industry for a long time and some are trying to switch fields. It is quite easy to not feel the part and remain quiet even though you may have many questions. Remember everyone is there to learn. If everyone knew everything, then the class would not exist.

Our free short courses provide a great introduction to various IT topics from Cyber Security to Networking Fundamentals. Our recent short course IT Career Fundamentals covers a lot of the basics. Try enrolling in one of these webinars to get a feel for how we create a collaborative learning environment and to increase your knowledge in some of these areas that you will soon be studying.

All short courses can be completed at your own pace and passing the course exam will earn you a certificate of achievement and if you complete three of them, could make you eligible for one subject credit.

How much time will I need to put aside for study?

If you’re enrolling in a full-time subject load (4 subjects), planning ahead is the way to go as each subject will require 10-12 hours a week. It can be done, but some extra prep can go a long way in helping you kick those goals!

Our Admissions Officers, Anna and Thy might have recommended that you complete our “Preparing for University Study” short course. It’s not eligible towards the elective subject credit but will assist you in managing your time, goals, and expectations. This is important if you’re also working part-time or full-time during your studies. Enrol here.

Personal tip: Jot down all your assignment due dates on a wall planner or calendar. Having a visual guide and working towards the due date will help you stay on track and encourage you to start working on the assignments early.

I’m a bit anxious – I haven’t studied in a while/ever!

Learning resources can help a great deal with building your confidence in areas such as assignment writing and referencing.

Once you receive your CSU login details, head to the Learning Resources page to access a range of skills-based workshops.

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to Academic writing – CSU have a dedicated team of learning advisors and they can provide guidance one-on-one.

I can't study full-time, what are my options?

As a student with IT Masters/CSU you have the option to study between 1 and 4 subjects in each study session, depending on how much time you have (remembering that each subject will require 10-12 hours a week).

Can I defer my whole enrolment to later in the year?

You can start in any intake in 2022 if places are still available. We encourage students to start as early as possible, as places are very limited. If you aren’t lucky enough to secure a CSP place, you can still defer the cost of the course using HECS-HELP or you may be able to discount the total cost with some subject credits (see below for more info).

We really recommend putting the time aside to get started on your study, even if it’s just one subject for now. It will increase your confidence, move you towards your goals, and open up career opportunities – even just having “Postgraduate study (in progress)” on your resume will help you stand out!

Is there any way to complete my course faster?

There are four ways you can earn credit (Recognition of Prior Learning) for one or more subjects towards your course:

  1. Industry Certifications – relevant industry certifications covered by the course (eg. Cisco CCNP, Microsoft MCSA or PMI PMP).
  2. Postgraduate Credits – Postgraduate subjects completed which covered the same content as a subject on the course you are considering studying.
  3. ACS (Australian Computer Society) CertificationsACS certifications are awarded based on a thorough assessment of your existing IT skills and competencies, so there are no exams or study required.
  4. IT Masters Free Short Courses – complete three or more short courses and be eligible for one industry elective credit

You can apply for credit for up to 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.

Feel free to reach out to us (admin@itmasters.edu.au) if you need more guidance or have any questions.