Highlights

  • Develop specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions.
  • As a graduate, you will be able to apply your business analysis knowledge and skills to provide considered and relevant information systems solutions in complex working environments.
  • Complete in as little as six months full-time.
  • Continue onto a Master of Information Technology.

Highlights

  • Develop specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions.
  • As a graduate, you will be able to apply your business analysis knowledge and skills to provide considered and relevant information systems solutions in complex working environments.
  • Complete in as little as six months full-time.
  • Continue onto a Master of Information Technology.

Why choose this course?

If you want knowledge and skills in new technological trends, and are interested in developing the specialist knowledge and skills to succeed in senior IT-related positions, then this course is for you. The Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis focuses on the development of skills to allow you to critically analyse complex work environments, assess alternate information systems solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

Real-world learning

During your studies, you will experience a range of learning approaches, including:

  • project-based units requiring you to apply theoretical and technical knowledge in the development of artefacts such as software applications, business cases, technical specifications, conceptual models and theoretical frameworks;
  • using real world and research-inspired problems within units;
  • using advanced analytical, conceptual and logical thinking processes to solve novel and complex problems;
  • covering relevant contemporary IT and interpersonal capabilities necessary for you to be prepared to move into senior professional positions.

Learn from the best

The most recent QILT data shows the overall quality of the QUT postgraduate IT experience is one of the best in Queensland, with our courses score well over the national average for overall student satisfaction (80.3%).  We are above the national average for 5 or the 6 QILT quality indicators, and lead Australia in student satisfaction related to skill development (89%).

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What to expect

All market sectors are embracing new digital and technological advances to ensure they remain competitive (source: Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)).  The prevalence of digital technologies in industry is resulting in growing demand for savvy IT professionals across a diverse range of sectors and roles.

Fields such as data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cyber security, virtual and augmented reality, and the Internet of Things continue to evolve rapidly.  Business investment in these areas continues to grow, as does the demand for expertise in these areas (source: Australia’s Digital Pulse, ACS/Deloitte).

Our new Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis has been developed to align with those emerging IT industry trends.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Upon graduation you will have the ability to demonstrate well-developed business analysis discipline knowledge. You will be able to investigate, appraise, and apply business analysis methods and approaches to address complex industry and organisational requirements. Your design and problem solving skills will allow you to critically analyse complex work environments, assess alternate information systems solutions and evaluate outcomes, resulting in considered and relevant information systems solutions.

 

Course articulation

Upon successful completion of this course, you will eligible for entry into IN20 - Master of Information Technology with a reduced course duration.

Possible careers

  • Business Analyst
  • Data-Driven Decision Maker
  • IT project manager
  • Solution architect
  • Systems Manager

Details and units

To graduate with a Certificate in Business Analysis you are required to complete 48 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of core units; plus
  • 24 credit points of discipline option units selected from an approved list of units.

To graduate with a Certificate in Business Analysis you are required to complete 48 credit points of course units consisting of:

  • 24 credit points of core units; plus
  • 24 credit points of discipline option units selected from an approved list of units.

Requirements

Course code
IN14
CRICOS code
0101552
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Delivery
  • Gardens Point
Duration
6 months full-time
1 - 2 years part-time
Duration
6 months full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July

Entry requirements

You must have one of:

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline; or
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline followed by at least three years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in an information technology related field; or
  • A recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline followed by at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an information technology related field; or
  • At least five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an information technology field.

Minimum academic requirements

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in information technology or related discipline; or

A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline and three years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience in an information technology related field.*

*You must provide a detailed curriculum vitae and employer statements with your application. These must include your position details including your roles and specific responsibilities outlining your IT discipline knowledge and duties undertaken in IT projects. All work experience must be post degree studies.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests. Tests must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
PTE Academic/PTE Academic Online 58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
You must share your results with QUT through the Candidate Results Online website.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic / IELTS Online 6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT / Home / Paper 79 16 16 21 18

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2023 fees

2023: To Be Announced

2023 fees

2023: $17,900 per course (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $12,900 per year full-time (48 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $17,400 per year full-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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