GC099 - Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology

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Plan: GC099P12B - Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology
Award abbreviation: GradCertBIT
Total credit points: 48
Career: PGRD
Duration: 0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/accounting-information-systems-and-supply-chain
ASCED code: 029999
CRICOS code: 085024M

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Purpose of the Program

The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology is a stand-alone award that offers a pathway for further learning leading to the Master of Business Information Technology, or could be an early exit point if you are enrolled in the Master of Business Information Technology.  The program aims to broaden your knowledge and skills if you are entering with a qualification in an unrelated discipline; if you are from a related discipline you will deepen your existing knowledge and skills.

Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology seeks to provide you with the knowledge and skills to operate confidently and effectively in a global technological business environment. This program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who have the potential and knowledge to create successful business information systems solutions drawing on their technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, systems approach, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills.

The program has a strong emphasis on providing you with a body of knowledge and experiences, through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars, which reflect the practicalities of the real world, especially concerning Information and Communication Technology management and e-business. Theory and practice are appropriately blended to allow you to appreciate and develop an understanding about practical and ICT-related issues in business.

This program seeks to develop graduates, who can apply sound critical thinking and judgment and prepare professionals in the areas of business analysis, IT consultancy, and project management.

This program is delivered on-campus.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology will articulate into the Master of Business Information Technology  and will be exempted from completing the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology, and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

2. GC099 Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology is also an exit award for the Master of Business Information Technology. It is available to students upon successful completion of the four (4) courses (48 credit points) specified in the program structure.

Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to 'Apply for credit'.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements:

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline.

Alternate Entry:

No prior academic qualifications but a minimum of 5 years full-time (FTE) work experience is required.

Applicants will be required to submit a CV.

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants:

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see www.rmit.edu.au/international/english-equivalent


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External accreditation and industry links

This program is not accredited by professional bodies. However, some professional bodies may offer post-graduation qualification recognition on a case by case basis. Students and/or graduates should contact the professional body of interest directly to seek advice on recognition of their qualification.

The table below lists the professional bodies who may offer membership to students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's.

Professional Body Membership and Opportunities

Australian Computer Society [ACS]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: ICT Graduate

Information Technology Professionals Association [ITPA]


  • Students eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible to enter Certified Practising Member program

An extensive network of industry links supports this program. Business practitioners, lecturers from industry, guest speakers and industry-relevant projects underpin the work integrated learning components of this program. An advisory board ensures current standards and practice are reflected in this program.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.

All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic and print resources such as books, journals, newspapers, streaming media and past exam papers.  Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments, or you can work through Library subject guides and web-based tutorials, or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

Computers for study are available at every Library site and wireless access is available if you are working from a laptop or mobile device.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content

Log in to myRMIT https://my.rmit.edu.au/portal/ and select the myStudies tab to access study resources for your program.

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance.

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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