No matter what your circumstances, there is a pathway to complete postgraduate study and get you to your dream job sooner.
We’re here to help every step of the way. Contact us for assistance or more information.
Step 1: What study have you completed?
You can also earn subject credits (also known as Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL) 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.
You can also earn subject credits (also known as Recognition of Prior Learning, or RPL) for completed industry certifications covered by the course (for example, you have your Cisco CCNP, Microsoft MCSA or PMI PMP) to reduce your study time.
Whatever your area of study, we’re sure you’ll find a subject in the Free Short Course Library that piques your interest.
- Each short course provides free study resources, 8-10 hours to complete
- Build confidence in your study skills
- Be inspired! Gain valuable insights into new subject matter
- Try online learning and get a ‘taster’ of what it is like to do online postgraduate study with IT Masters and Charles Sturt University
- Earn a certificate of achievement
- Successfully complete 3 or more short courses and be eligible for 1 industry elective credit
That’s right, complete 24-30 hours of FREE study and we’ll give you credit for 1 subject towards your qualification (subject to conditions here). You can also enrol in your Masters now and complete the short courses while you wait to start.
You can complete any three of our eligible free short courses earn one subject credit (conditions here). Here’s some sample groupings we’ve put together to best prepare you for your Masters.
- Enterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals
- Phishing Countermeasures
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Prep
You can view our entire library of free short courses here, with more added every few months.
There are three ways you can earn credit for one or more subjects towards a Graduate Certificate or Masters Degree:
- Industry Certifications – relevant industry certifications covered by the course (eg. Cisco CCNP, Microsoft MCSA or PMI PMP).
- Postgraduate Credits – Postgraduate subjects completed which covered the same content as a subject on the course you are considering studying.
- ACS (Australian Computer Society) Certifications – ACS certifications are awarded based on a thorough assessment of your existing skills and competencies, so there are no exams or study required.
- 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.
Our IT Graduate Certificate courses have been awarded Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) as part of the federal government’s Job-Ready Graduates Package. This means that all Australian Citizens/Residents and NZ citizens are eligible for a discount on all subjects studied in:
- Cyber Security
- Computing (Career Transition)
- Networking and Systems Administration
- Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
But there are limited places available and these are already filling fast.
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, and an additional 10% discount is available for students eligible for HECS-HELP that choose to pay upfront. You may also be eligible to reduce the number of subjects studied with subject credit.
Step 4: Add postgraduate study to your resume
Enjoy the benefits of study before you’ve even started. By adding study in progress onto your resume, you show current and prospective employers that you are committed to improving your knowledge and skills.
Having a reputable brand such as Charles Sturt University on your resume could place you ahead of other candidates and better position you for a promotion or new job.
Step 5: Start your studies sooner, with extra support
We have created special year-round intakes that will help to support you combine study with a busy work, family and social life. You’ll start with a single subject. Then once you’ve handed in an assessment or two and settled back in to ‘study mode’, you’ll take on a second subject.
A dedicated IT Masters staff member will be on hand to provide extra guidance as you learn the ropes, so you can jump confidently into the rest of your degree.
You can start in any of the six intakes, with subjects on offer from across all of our degrees.
If you’ve never finished any university study but have the right professional experience, you can still start your Masters through the Graduate Certificate pathway.
The Graduate Certificate is simply the first 4 subjects of your Masters degree. You don’t pay for or study any extra subjects by completing your Graduate Certificate first, and you end up with two postgraduate qualifications when you finish your Masters.
Step 7: Study your Masters
Take that next step towards your dream job (and the benefits that come with it). Learn more about what you love and become a Master of your field. Make new connections, build credibility and confidence.