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Undergraduate Certificate of Computing/Information Technology

Undergraduate Certificate of Computing/Information Technology (UCCC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • This undergraduate certificate covers foundational programming knowledge, explores core information systems concepts, web creation, and software development tools.
  • If you're unsure if higher education is for you, you want to embark on a new career in IT, or advance in your current role, this qualification may be a good place to start.

Further study

Successful completion of this qualification will enable entry and four units of credit towards the Diploma of Science (DPSC).

Entry requirements


To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:

  • English (Units 3 & 4, C) 

We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to a grade C or higher in Units 3 and 4 at high school level (typically studied in Year 12). Find out more about assumed knowledge.

  • Admission into this short program is available to eligible Commonwealth Support applicants, who are aged 17 years or over. 


If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

If you identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent you may be eligible to enter the Indigenous Higher Education (IHEPP) program.

Degree structure

To complete this certificate, students must complete 4 courses.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 3
1 x approved course
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for an example of courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 4470

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

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

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.

Study period  Application closing date Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2025  Monday 10 February Monday 3 February  Monday 10 February  Friday 9 May
Trimester 2, 2025 Monday 26 May Monday 19 May Monday 26 May  Friday 22 August
Trimester 3, 2025 Monday 8 September Monday 1 September Monday 8 September Friday 5 December 

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at UniSQ that is relevant to you.

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What are the entry requirements and pathways to entry?

The entry requirements for a Certificate in IT will vary depending on the learning provider you choose to study with.

At UniSQ, to gain entry into our Undergraduate Certificate of Computing/Information Technology you need to meet specific pre-requisites and assumed knowledge requirements. ‘Assumed knowledge’ is the term we use to explain the minimum level of knowledge we presume you have in some subjects before you start your degree.

For more information on entry requirements, please view the entry requirements section of this page.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this IT certificate course we have a Tertiary Preparation Pathway option for you.

Do you still have questions? Get in touch with one of our iconnect support staff to talk through your options. 

What foundational skills in will I learn when studying a certificate in IT?

What you will learn when studying an Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology (or equivalent) will vary depending on the learning provider you choose to study with.

When you study an Undergraduate Certificate of Computing/Information Technology at UniSQ you will gain a foundational understanding of programming, core information systems, web creation and software development tools.

A certificate in IT is a great starting point if you don’t want to commit to a full bachelor degree or you want to explore a new career in IT. You can even use the credits from your IT certificate courses to gain entry into our Diploma of Science.  

Are flexible study options available?

How you can study a certificate in IT will vary depending on the learning provider you choose to study with.

At UniSQ you can study our Information and Communications Technology Undergraduate Certificate in information technology online. We’ve been delivering distance education for over 40 years, so you can be sure that you are learning your degree from the online education experts.

Discover more about the different ways you can study at UniSQ.