Computer Professional Education Program

Course Level Postgraduate Delivered by Open Universities Australia
Duration Flexible Study Mode Online
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Course overview

The Computer Professional Education Program is offered at postgraduate level as a pathway to professional level certification by the Australian Computer Society. The program is designed to match the level of postgraduate certificate within the Australian Qualifications Framework.

The ACS is accredited to award the International IT Professional certification. ACS members who complete the Computer Professional Education Program, and who maintain their professional development, are recognised internationally as IT professionals. Formal agreements exist for graduates of this award to articulate into postgraduate programs offered by universities and higher education providers.

Although this is a restricted program, individual units are available to all students with a relevant bachelor's degree. Please refer to Eligibility for more information and complete an Application Form.

Course structure

Although this is a restricted program, individual units are available to all students with a relevant bachelor's degree. Please refer to Eligibility for more information and complete an Application Form.

To complete the Computer Professional Education Program, you must undertake three core units and one elective unit.

Entry requirement

Academic

  • Be a graduate of an ACS accredited degree in ICT (or equivalent) with at least 18 months relevant work experience
  • Be a graduate of an Australian bachelor degree or equivalent overseas qualification with a minimum of five years relevant experience with the last two years at least at level 4 (of 7) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age
  • Be a graduate of an Australian diploma (AQF 5/6) in ICT or equivalent overseas qualification with a minimum six years relevant experience
  • Hold one of the following vendor certifications – MCSE, MCSD, CLP and CNE gained from 1997, and CDE, Master CNE, CNI, CCE and OCM gained from 2004, and MCPD and MCITP gained from 2007, with a total of not less than six years relevant experience post-Certification, with the last two years at least at level 4 (of 7) of the Skills Framework for the Information Age

English Language Competency

All applicants must have English Language Competency. Non-native English speakers must achieve a TOEFL score of 577 (or a score of 233 in the computer based TOEFL) or IELTS score of 7.

Work experience

Students must also, at least at the time of enrolment, be in ICT-related employment.

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