Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Enterprise

Become a leader in digitally transforming organisations into cognitive enterprises using the latest disruptive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain with a degree co-designed with global technology giant IBM.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
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0.5 Year
(60 credit points = 0.5 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

A cognitive enterprise is a business that combines disruptive technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and edge computing with innovative processes and data to enhance customer experience, form intelligent workflows and gain competitive advantage. IBM® is the developer of the cognitive enterprise term which is quickly being embraced globally by wider industry representing an agile and data-informed vision for a technologically connected and intelligent business future. Following recent forced disruptions due to the COVID pandemic, the adoption and adaption of digital technologies via industry has accelerated and will continue to do so at an increasing rate. 

The new Graduate Certificate of Cognitive Enterprise, offered online and on-campus, has been developed to meet industry demand for career-ready graduates. During this 6 month program, you will advance your knowledge in the digital revolution, IT problem solving, big data and analytics and cloud and enterprise computing, whilst also developing your analytical and communication skills.

Graduates of this program may work in national and multi-national organisations to lead and work within digital transformation projects.

This program is suitable for:

  • Existing IT professionals looking to increase their knowledge and expand their local, national and global career prospects.
  • Existing business professionals looking to understand how tech-leading opportunities can be integrated, grow and enhance their company's prospects and processes.
  • IT graduates looking to upskill and specialise.
  • Graduates and professionals wanting to upskill and seek global employment.

Other available study options include the Master of Cognitive Enterprise and the Graduate Diploma of Cognitive Enterprise.

Those who complete the graduate certificate will receive up to 60 credit points towards the Graduate Diploma of Cognitive Enterprise.

You may also be interested in the Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise.

  • Cognitive enterprise consultant
  • Business analyst
  • Intelligent workflow engineer
  • Garage UX designer
  • IT project manager

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 1

Semester 1

ITECH1100, 15 credit points
ITECH1101, 15 credit points
ITECH1103, 15 credit points
ITECH1104, 15 credit points

Entry requirements (year 12)

Extra Requirements

Applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree at AQF level 7 in information technology/computing. Students who have studied an AQF level 7 degree within any other discipline will need to have previously studied at least one information technology/computing course to be approved for non-cognate entry. Cognate entry via an AQF7 undergraduate degree in a discipline other than information technology/computing will have to be via an approved articulation agreement or at the Program Coordinator’s discretion.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GA4

CRICOS code: 107471B

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,150 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2023

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection. You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per course, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Information Technology

Course coordinator

Grant Meredith