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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
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Ballarat - Mt Helen
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Semester 2
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On-line Learning
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Length
0.5 Year full-time or part-time equivalent
(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 course, 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 course may work in national and multi-national organisations to lead and work within digital transformation projects.

This course 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.


 

  • 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 course structure or view our enrolment information page.

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

Year 1

Semester 1

UNDERSTANDING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION
ITECH1100, 15 credit points
IT PROBLEM SOLVING
ITECH1101, 15 credit points
BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS
ITECH1103, 15 credit points
CLOUD AND ENTERPRISE COMPUTING
ITECH1104, 15 credit points

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

English language requirement

Overall Academic IELTS band score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

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 Course Coordinator’s discretion.

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

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: GA4

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,474 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.

Scholarships

Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

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

i.) VET sector Training Package qualifications can be viewed at www.training.gov.au
ii.) As an indication: Credit agreements negotiated between issuing organisations for credit for students towards higher level AQF qualifications in the same or a related discipline, having taken into account 2.1.9, should use the following as the basis of negotiations:
• 50% credit for an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree linked to a 3 year Bachelor Degree
• 37.5% credit for an Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree linked to a 4 year Bachelor Degree
• 33% credit for a Diploma linked to a 3 year Bachelor Degree
• 25% credit for a Diploma linked to a 4 year Bachelor Degree

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 unit, 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 courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, 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