Certificate in Business Information Systems

Available to:
Domestic students only.
  • North Sydney

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

This course is available only to domestic fee-paying students.


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.

Course duration

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • 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
Semester 1
Semester 2
Working with technology
*Elective 1 *Elective 2 *Elective 3

*Electives - ACCT100, BUSN104, BUSN113, BUSN112 , STAT207.

'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


No deferment available.

Credit Points


Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

North Sydney
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • 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.

Prerequisites: Nil.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

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.

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