Computer Professional Education Program

Qualification: Graduate Certificate
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 4 units
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Awarded by: Australian Computer Society

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About this course

This Computer Professional Education Program through Open Universities Australia has been developed to give you the education to match your previous ICT knowledge and training. This accredited program is offered at postgraduate level as a pathway to professional level certification.

Studying this certification program will give you the skills and training to be able to analyse user requirements and provide advice on scope and options for operational improvement. You will also learn how to develop risk management plans and comply with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as professional codes of ethics standards and practice.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for this program:

  • Have an ACS accredited degree in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) or equivalent with 18 months relevant work experience.

OR

  • Have an Australian bachelor degree or overseas equivalent and a minimum of five years relevant experience, with the last two years working at a level 4 (of 7) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age.

OR

  • Have an Australian diploma in ICT or overseas equivalent with a minimum of six years relevant work experience.

OR

  • Have one of the following vendor certifications: MCSE, MCSD, CLP and CNE gained from 1997; CDE, Master CNE, CNI, CCE and OCM gained from 2004; MCPD and MCITP gained from 2007, with six years relevant experience post-certification, with the last two years working at level 4 (of 7) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age.

AND

  • Have English language competency.

AND

  • At the time of enrolment, be in ICT-related employment.

Areas of study

In this certification program, you will study:

Three required units:

  • Business, legal and ethical issues
  • New technology alignment
  • Business strategy and ICT

And your choice of one of seven units:

  • Project management
  • IT service management
  • Adaptive business intelligence
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Green technology strategies
  • Organisational change management
  • Business process improvement (using Lean Six Sigma)

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How will this course advance my career?

Upon completion of this certification course, combined with ACS membership, you will be on the path to becoming an internationally recognised IT professional. You will be equipped with knowledge and understanding of various technical specialisations and how they are applicable in the operational market.

How else will I benefit from this postgraduate certification program?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an Australian Computer Society Professional Certification from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), as if you had studied on campus.
  • Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
  • This certification qualification can articulate into postgraduate programs offered by universities and higher education providers.
  • You will be recognised as an international IT professional through ACS.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial Support

If you are an Australian citizen or are a permanent visa holder you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

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