8 months part-time

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$2520 per unit, FEE-HELP available



Start progressing your career in IT leadership

There is an increasing employer demand for IT leaders who are highly technical as well as adept in management. Now more than ever, it’s crucial that professionals step up and gain the necessary skills and knowledge to remain relevant in the fast-paced, evolving tech industry.

Southern Cross University’s online Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management is the perfect way to start mastering the balance between technical processes and managing IT teams. You’ll begin to bridge the gap between your existing tech knowledge and managerial capabilities, and after just eight months of part-time study – you could possess a postgraduate qualification, too.

What’s more, studying this online postgraduate certificate in information technology management acts as a pathway into Southern Cross University Online’s Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management as well as the Master of Information Technology Management courses. If you choose to continue your studies in IT, you’ll receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards these qualifications – allowing you to continue pushing your IT career in the right direction.

Gain an advanced qualification in less than 1 year, part-time

Access a qualification that can recognise your extensive work experience^

Interactive learning environment for engaging self-directed study


Enjoy 100% online study with no on-campus commitments

Globally ranked in the Times Higher Education Top Universities


^RPL applications at discretion of the university

What you can study

A pathway to your Masters in IT management

Upon finishing your Graduate Certificate in IT management, you can choose to continue studying and complete a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management and further to that, a Master of Information Technology Management.

You’ll receive RPL for the units you have completed in the Graduate Certificate, enabling you to progress your career with more advanced qualifications.

Your Student Success Advisor will help plan your units of study to ensure you meet the requirements of your postgraduate studies, from your Graduate Certificate through to completing your Masters degree.

scu online graduate certificate in IT management

Entry criteria

To qualify for entry to the Graduate Certificate in IT Management online, you must:

  • have a three (3) year undergraduate degree specialising or majoring in information technology (or in a cognate discipline); OR
  • demonstrate academic or professional standing/experience considered equivalent to an undergraduate degree by the School Board or Course Coordinator.

In either case, you must be proficient in English in order to complete the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to those who have undertaken relevant education and/or significant workforce experience. Should you qualify for RPL, you could reduce the length and cost of your degree, getting you in the job you want even sooner.

Find out more about Rules Relating to Award and Specific Award Rules.

Career and industry outlook

The industry is on the hunt for qualified, multi-faceted IT professionals who have the knowledge and skills in both technical know-how and management.

A postgraduate degree in information technology management can help open up a world of leadership opportunities. It will equip you with the skills needed for a variety of emerging roles in project and stakeholder management, business systems, knowledge management and much more.

Studying with Southern Cross University Online

Southern Cross University’s online postgraduate courses fit around your work, family and lifestyle. Units are delivered by tech-savvy academics via a fresh, smart, collaborative and interactive interface.


100% online and flexible

Complete six seven-week units a year, or skip a study period when life or work demands your full attention.


Student success support

From enquiry to graduation, we’re here to provide the ultimate online study experience.


Networked for success

Connect with your future colleagues and collaborators, as well as respected academics and industry experts.

Find out more about studying online.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University August 2016.