Course Overview


Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition)


This course offers a comprehensive graduate qualification in information technology (IT), tailored for those eager to enhance their technical expertise in line with professional requirements. More than just honing your technical abilities, we ensure you’re equipped with the essential communication and critical thinking capabilities to tackle intricate IT challenges and convey those solutions effectively. Whether you’re eyeing a promising career in IT or considering further academic exploration, this course sets the groundwork.

Upon completion of the course graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of current trends within the information technology (IT) discipline;
  • Investigate and critically reflect on emerging IT trends;
  • Apply appropriate technical skills and critical thinking techniques to solve complex IT-related problems;
  • Effectively communicate IT concepts and solutions to professional and non-professional audiences;
  • Pursue master level study within an IT area appropriate to their professional needs.

Why Study IT With Us?


Study on Your Terms: 100% Online

Our computing course is entirely online, designed for flexibility. Access lectures, forums, assignments, and enjoy 24/7 tech support, all with a simple mouse click. We provide the flexibility you need to achieve the qualifications necessary for a career transition.


Equipped for Real-World Success

Crafted with insights from industry stalwarts and delivered by experienced academics, our course is a passport to a thriving career in computing and IT. As Charles Sturt stands as one of Australia’s foremost IT educators, rest assured you’re learning from the best.


Tailored Learning for Your Ambitions

Choose two academic and two industry-centric subjects, allowing you to align your degree with your aspirations. From cloud exploration to cyber security and digital marketing, chart your unique educational journey.


IT Career Transition Opportunities


This computing course is your stepping stone into the vibrant IT landscape. Armed with top-notch, professional skills, you’ll be a sought-after talent in the realms of computing, IT, and the digital world. Considering a master’s down the track? You’re in luck. The units you’ve tackled in this grad certificate will count towards it, making advanced skills all the more accessible.

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Course Structure

Entry Requirements

Even without a formal tertiary qualification, potential candidates may gain admission to the Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition) based on their professional accomplishments and/or extensive work experience.

Upon successfully completing the Graduate Certificate, students will have the opportunity to progress to other IT Masters courses, with the added benefit of receiving credit for up to four subjects from their Graduate Certificate studies.

For guidance on the application process, please refer to the ‘How to Apply’ help page.


Domestic Student

$3890 AUD per subject

International Student

$4124 AUD per subject

More information on Fees for the Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition) can be found on the Fees page. If you want to reduce your cost per course you may be eligible for credit.


If you’ve acquired some industry certification or completed prior post graduate study, you might be eligible for academic credit. And here’s some good news – you won’t be charged fees for any subjects you receive credit for.

Want a rough idea of the credits you might score from Industry Exams? Just fill out our Credit and Eligibility form.

We’ll be able to confirm your credit once you’re officially enrolled.

Sample Assesment

Your assessments will come in diverse formats, each crafted to both challenge and amplify your understanding and help you transition into a career in IT. Whether it’s taking an exam, crafting a marketing strategy, creating a video presentation, or taking a quick quiz, there’s always something engaging around the corner. Fancy a taste? Dive into a snippet from our core subject, MGI521 – Professional Communications.

  1. A frame of reference within which conceptual rules should apply.
  2. A separation of one situation from another.
  3. An understanding of how the content might apply to the concepts
  4. All of the above are useful descriptions of the role of context.
Answer: D
  1. Technical language
  2. Dramatic language.
  3. Exaggeration or embellishment.
  4. Slang or colloquialisms.
Answer: A
  1. Use the IM to make arrangements for a more direct verbal conversation.
  2. Use the IM immediately to get the key points of your urgent message across.
  3. To ask them to urgently check their email for your complex message.
  4. Nothing, IM should not be used for this at all.
Answer: A
  1. A suggestion that all staff contribute to buy biscuits for the coffee room
  2. A notice to a client that you will not be able to meet their expectations
  3. A complaint about a colleague’s personal behaviour.
  4. A request to a colleague to meet after work for drinks.
Answer: C
  1. To manipulate their desires in the direction you want them to go.
  2. To make the user happy or otherwise positive.
  3. To help the user to like the author or what they say.
  4. To help the user find a reason to invest energy or effort.
Answer: D
  1. Its purpose.
  2. Its intended recipient.
  3. Our disposition.
  4. The medium we should use.
Answer: A
  1. Create assumptions to fill the gap.
  2. Enquire to find out more.
  3. Ignore what is not there.
  4. Rely on the opinion of others.
Answer: A
  1. To get as much of the message across as possible in case the email is not read.
  2. To stand out more than all the other emails in the recipient’s inbox.
  3. To help the reader decide whether or when to read the email.
  4. All of the above.
Answer: C
  1. Agreement.
  2. Meaning.
  3. The motivational vector of change.
  4. Alignment
Answer: D

Free Short Courses

If you are considering enrolling in one of our unique Master degrees, why not ‘try before you enrol’? Enrolling in these webinar-based free short courses allows insight into how we create a collaborative learning environment, and is also an opportunity to engage with other students and build networks. Passing course exams will earn you a certificate of achievement, and may even qualify you for credit – successfully complete 3 or more short courses and you’ll be eligible for 1 industry elective credit.