Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice
First steps towards a career in IT
Gain fundamental IT knowledge and skills to set you on a pathway to career success. You’ll explore real world tools and techniques in programming, games, and security. Gain a professional certification and prepare for your future.
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Identify and explain industry standard principles, tools, techniques, and processes for creating ICT software and system solutions.
- Design and develop ICT solutions in accordance with professional practice and industry standards.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of one OUA open access subject of study at the equivalent AQF level (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points), unless otherwise specified.
- Completed at least one subject of study (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points) OR
- Completed the University Preparation Program or equivalent.
Completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification.
Completed Certificate III or above.
Work and Life
This program accepts applications based on work or life experience.
Applicants who have not completed senior secondary, tertiary, or TAFE/VET study, but who have relevant work and life experience can complete a personal competency statement.
Information on Undergraduate Certificates beyond 2025
The Australian Government has currently determined that Undergraduate Certificate programs will not extend beyond 30 June 2025. If you are enrolled in an Undergraduate Certificate, this means that you will need to complete all required units in 2024 to graduate before this deadline.
Should you not be able to complete all required units in 2024, we can support you to continue your study with us in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice, where you will receive full credit for all the Undergraduate Certificate units completed so far.
Credit for previous study or work
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
Professional industry certifications offer a credible, skills focused means of demonstrating your advanced competency with a particular sub discipline or technology. The value of professional certification to employers is high, and even for existing employees there is an ongoing need to maintain and build technical skills and knowledge. The Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice offers you the opportunity to gain relevant, up-to-date skills and globally recognised certifications that differentiate you and increase your employability. Industry certifications will also facilitate a rapid lateral move into a defined discipline within the ICT industry if you have experience in other fields.
Led and managed by ICT academics that have years of experience in delivering distinctive, rewarding, and place-based learning experiences, the teaching environment aims to provide a university experience that is student-centred and personal, enabling you to realise your individual career goals.
On graduation from the Undergraduate Certificate in ICT Professional Practice you may choose to build on your achievements and broaden your skills and knowledge further by continuing your study in the Diploma of ICT Professional Practice or the Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology with credit for your subjects completed as part of the Certificate.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study, the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 4 Core Subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-KIT101 Programming Fundamentals
- TAS-KIT109 Games Fundamentals
- TAS-KIT111 Data Networks and Security
- TAS-KIT118 Introduction to Cybersecurity Policies and Practices
- TAS-KIT203 ICT Project Management and Modelling
- TAS-KIT207 Game Design and Production
- TAS-KIT208 Virtual and Mixed Reality Technology
- TAS-KIT214 Intelligent and Secure Web Development
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 6 months from commencement.
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