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Overview

Technology is crucial to all areas of business, and professionals of all kinds must be aware of new computing technology developments. Managers in particular must be able to anticipate and adapt to rapid technological change in order to effectively understand the opportunities and risks their organisation and its customers face. 

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is uniquely designed for business managers and professionals who work in technology-dominated environments. This postgraduate coursework degree focuses on new information technologies such as big data and cloud computing and makes them accessible to both IT and non-IT graduates.

Students will be trained to assess the benefits and risks advanced technologies bring to business environments in order to enhance their capacity for leadership and effective decision making. This degree is delivered through a combination of intensive on-campus teaching and online delivery. Each course is delivered over 3 weekends or pairs of consecutive weekdays and includes at total of 24 face-to-face hours of lectures, workshops, case studies and seminars.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is for you, discover what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide.

Domestic Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Trimester 2
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Number of Courses
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Program Code

40021

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International Student Program and Fee Summary
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Program Intake
  • Trimester 2
Tuition Fees
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Note: Fees are indicative and may be subject to annual increase. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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090806E

Program Code

40021

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Is It For You?

If you are a business manager operating inside an organisation attempting to succeed in a technology-driven industry, the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is for you.

The degree is designed to assist managers who need to assess the opportunities and risks associated with adopting new technologies. It is relevant to those in senior management roles who require greater understanding of new computing technology developments, and to middle managers seeking to enhance career opportunities by improving both their managerial and strategic management skills, through adoption of new computing technologies.  

The degree also provides a framework for ethical and socially responsible decision making for business leaders, managers and professionals. Consider enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business if these goals are important to you.

Career Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business expands the applied skills of both IT and non-IT graduates and builds students’ knowledge by engaging them in related theory.

The program will assist in the advancement of those pursuing a range of professional roles, including:

  • Business managers
  • Management consultants
  • Organisational analysts
  • ICT project managers
  • Corporate services managers

These roles also apply across a number of business sectors, including but not limited to:

  • Accounting and finance
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Legal
  • Business services
  • Telecommunications
  • Banking
  • Information technology
  • Health Care

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Applying to the University of Newcastle has never been easier! For most programs, you can complete an easy, online application form. Applying only takes around 10 minutes, and there is no fee for direct applications. You can upload all of your certified supporting documentation online. Below is an overview of what is required. You should prepare any required documentation before commencing the online application. If you have questions about the application process or the requirements for your program, please contact us. When you are ready, begin your application. 

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business program is available to applicants who can demonstrate a suitable combination of education and/or work experience.

The table below outlines the number of years experience required, depending on your previous educational qualifications.

Educational Qualification Number of years relevant industry experience
Bachelor Degree, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate (in a related field of study) Zero
Non University qualifications or professional experience Five years in a professional or managerial position

If you would like your professional qualifications and/or work experience to be considered, please provide certified copies of all relevant qualifications, a detailed CV, and a statement of service or signed letters from employers confirming your role, duties and period of employment.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications for recognition of prior learning based on experience and professional development will be assessed by the program convenor. The information outlined above is indicative only.

If you do not have a University of Newcastle Student Identification number, or wish to include details of studies completed at another institution, you may also be required to submit the following:

Identification Documents

If you do not already have a University of Newcastle Student Number, you must provide 100 points of ID. You must supply either a copy of your passport, birth certificate or you citizenship certificate as part of your 100 points.

70 Points Passport
Birth Certificate (not extract)
Citizenship Certificate
40 Points Current Australian Drivers Licence
Student Identification card issued by an educational institution
Pension or Government Health Care Card or Public Service ID Card
Government Issued Licence (eg boat, pilot)
University staff photo identification card
35 Points Letter from a current employer * Must be on official company letterhead and contain both the employer and employee’s signatures and the name and address of the employee
25 Points Medicare card / Credit card
Financial institution cash card or passbook
Council rates notice
Electricity, gas or telephone bill
2 Tax assessment notice
Foreign Driver's Licence
Membership card (e.g. club, union, trade/professional body, library, video library)
Rental receipt or statement from landlord or real estate agent
Marriage certificate
Divorce decree
Name and address verified from electoral role
Deed Poll registered with the relevant authority

Citizenship and Visa Details

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Applicants who were born overseas and are now residing in Australia will need to provide details of their citizenship, residency and visa details.

  • If you were born overseas and have gained Australian citizenship, you will need to provide a certified copy of your Australian passport or citizenship certificate.
  • If you were born overseas and currently hold an Australian visa, you need to confirm your details of your visa type/class, and provide a copy of your visa. Depending on how your visa was issued, you may provide a copy of the page from your passport showing the visa stamp, or a copy of the Department of Immigration confirmation of your electronic visa. If you do not have access to either of these documents, please include a copy of your passport.

Educational Qualifications

If you are applying for admission on the basis of studies completed at an institution other than the University of Newcastle, you will need to provide certified copies of official transcripts.

For each qualification that you list on your application, you must provide a certified copy of your transcript.

Overseas educational qualifications will be assessed for equivalence according to standards provided by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition.

Evidence of English Proficiency

All applicants, whether domestic or international, for admission to any University of Newcastle program must provide evidence that their English language ability meets the minimum requirements for admission. Applicants should review the University of Newcastle English Proficiency Policy

Typically, applicants will provide certified copies of one of the following documents:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) results.
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken overseas in an English Speaking country
  • Evidence of previous studies undertaken in English in a non-English speaking country, and confirmation from institution that studies were conducted and examined solely in the English language.

If you are not able to provide these documents, please provide details of any employment undertaken in an English speaking environment. Your application will be reviewed and we contact you regarding your options for demonstrating English proficiency.

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Courses and Details

Program Code 40021
Graduate Level Postgraduate Coursework
Locations
  • Sydney Elizabeth Street
CRICOS Code 090806E
Contributing Schools and Faculties
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Program Award Rules and Schedules
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Description

The Graduate Certificate in Adanced Computing Technologies for Business is a two trimester program comprising 40 credit points that can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. Each of the four courses in the program is also a standalone non-award course that can be taken in isolation.

The aim of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is not to prepare students for IT roles within business, but rather is is tailored towards business managers and aims to provide them with a conceptual understanding of new technologies and their implications for business today. The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is designed to produce managers and professionals who understand the latest developments in information technology and its implications and can use this understanding to facilitate leadership and decision making.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor degree and/or at least five years’ full-time work experience in a professional or managerial position.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

Requirements and Structure

This program consists of 40 units, of which 20 units are core courses and 20 units are directed courses.

Each of the four courses is delivered in intensive mode and includes pre-recorded lectures and a total of 24 face-to-face hours of lectures, workshops, case studies and student seminars.

Course Information

Core Courses

Choose 20 units from Core Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
COMP6001 IT Security in Business Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street) 10 units
COMP6004 Ethical and Legal Issues, and Risk Management Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street) 10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from Directed Courses.

Code Name Availability Units
COMP6002 Fundamentals of Cloud Computing Trimester 2 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street) 10 units
COMP6003 Big Data Analytics Trimester 3 - 2017 (Sydney Elizabeth Street) 10 units

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced conceptual knowledge of information technology developments
  • Communicate effectively with peers, professionals and the general public
  • Exhibit awareness of legal and ethical issues brought on by information technology, and be capable of making ethical business decisions that are honest and fair to their employees, clients and the community at large
  • Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and conceptually solve complex problems
  • Understand and inform their employees, clients and the community of the benefits and dangers of information technology tools and applications, and manage risks brought on by information technology

Credit Transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University’s credit website and click on ‘How to Apply for Credit’.

International Students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Additional Support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student’s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online

Students with impaired function in their hands or arms, or a visual impairment, may experience difficulty in pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student to contact the Program Convenor to discuss the issue.

Study a Language

All domestic students can now enrol in an undergraduate Diploma in Languages alongside their main degree program. This diploma will enhance proficiency in another language or languages, and will increase international career opportunities. Subject to course availability, this additional program will generally add an extra year to studies, and students will graduate with a Diploma in Languages as well as their other degree. Please note that all language courses are held on campus (face to face) at Callaghan.

International students cannot enrol concurrently in the Diploma in Languages unless they can complete both their principal program and the Diploma in Languages within the duration of their CoE. For more information please contact the Student Advice team.

Assumed Knowledge

This program is suitable for:

  • Senior managers who are seeking an understanding of both the latest IT developments and of the benefits, implications and risks that technology brings to their organisations, and
  • Middle managers who are seeking to improve their managerial skills and take their careers to the next level.

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