The Certificate in Business Information Systems provides a broad understanding of how IT is applied in a business environment. It is a non-award course, meaning you will not gain a qualification by the end. You will, however, be able to study units available in the Bachelor of Information Technology degree – and if you satisfy the units’ assessment requirements you can apply for entry into the Bachelor degree.
The Certificate in Business Information Systems provides an alternative pathway into the Bachelor of Information Technology for domestic, fee-paying students, who will be granted credit for the units (subjects) they’ve successfully completed. Students will learn about:
- how information systems (IS) drive competitive strategies and organisational change
- the significance of both technological and organisational issues in the analysis, design, development and deployment of IS solutions.
6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.
Campus availability and study mode
- North Sydney (Multi-mode)
Study mode definitions
Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.
Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).
Online: Fully online (including assessments).
Sample Course Map
|Year – Study Period||Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
| Year 1 |
Working with technology
|*Elective 1||*Elective 2||*Elective 3|
'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.
Deferment, credit points & course units
DefermentNo deferment available.
Course Units (Subjects)Schedule of Unit Offerings
- Semester 1 - February
- Semester 2 - To be advised
- Average first year fee: $12904 Fee-Paying (indicative only)
Important Note on Fees
All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.
A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:
- the number of units studied per semester;
- the choice of major or specialisation; and
- elective units.
The University reviews fees annually.
Essential requirements for admission
An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.
To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the equivalent of year 12 level.
*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.
Applying for admission
Pathways to further study
Students who complete the Certificate in Business Information Systems may apply for entry with credit into the Bachelor of Information Technology.