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    Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

    Charles Sturt University

    Charles Sturt University

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    Australia, Port Macquarie

    University RankQS Ranking
    810

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Certificate

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Wagga Wagga

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines26-Aug-2024 13-Dec-2024
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    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 0.5 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 16,496  / year
    Apply Date 13-Dec-2024
    Next Intake 26-Aug-2024

    Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

    About

    Play a crucial role in the efficient functioning of your organisation. The Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration from Charles Sturt University develops your expertise in the design, implementation and management of computer networks.

    Preparation for the world's most popular industry certifications, from vendors such as Microsoft and Cisco, is an integral part of the course.

    Developed in close consultation with the information technology (IT) industry, the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is ideal for those who aspire to move into senior positions within the networking and inter-networking disciplines. < dl>

    A wide range of subjects

    You'll start by studying topics on network protocols, hacking countermeasures and IT service management before pursuing your own interests. Choose from subjects on cloud computing, wireless networking, virtualisation, network security, Active Directory, Exchange Server management and more.

    Industry relevance

    Preparation for the world's most in-demand computer networking industry certifications is included as an integral part of this graduate certificate. You'll learn under the guidance of experienced academic staff and industry based lecturers who are across the very latest trends. The degree has been developed in consultation with industry professionals, academic experts and Charles Sturt University alumni to ensure maximum industry relevance.

    Join a vibrant IT community

    The latest government higher education statistics show that Charles Sturt University is Australia's largest provider of postgraduate IT education. Our students, academics and researchers form a diverse, collaborative community dedicated to best practice and the development of quality teaching and outcomes that address on-topic issues in IT.

    Study your way

    You can study this course online from anywhere in the world. You can update your qualifications while continuing to work and apply your learning directly to your workplace. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing professional and personal schedules. Our subjects are supported by a host of educational technologies, from video lectures to online simulations. There is no need to attend on-campus lectures or residential schools.

    Pathways to further study

    Entry to the Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration is available to those with relevant professional work experience. The graduate certificate can be used as a pathway to the Master of Networking and Systems Administration. Those with relevant industry certifications will also be given credit.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Bachelor degree from a recognised tertiary institution OR Two years relevant work experience OR Graduate Certificate in a related area. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students can then transfer into the Master of Networking and Systems Administration and receive credit for applicable subjects

    English Program Requirements

    Career

    When you graduate, you'll be ready to make your mark in a wide range of careers, including:

    • Spatial analyst
    • Mineral resource geologist and analyst
    • Reserve engineers
    • Precision agriculture consultant
    • Environmental scientist/consultant
    • GIS officer/analyst
    • Agricultural data scientists

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 16,496 

    How to Apply

    The process to apply to study with us is simple, just follow these steps. 

    Step 1: Choose your course

    Choose a course from the list of courses available to international students. Each course lists the fees for the course for that year. 

    Make sure you change the search filter to 'international'. This will ensure courses available for international students to study will display.

    Step 2: Check the entry requirements and application dates

    All of your course entry requirements (academic and English) can be found online.

    If you have not reached the level required for entry to your chosen course, there are other pathways you can follow.

    Higher Education Application Dates

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    15 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    24 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Last date to submit applications for course changes/transfers 

    29 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024
    Orientation week commences 30 October 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024

    TAFE Application Dates

    Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024
    Last date to submit offshore applications  20 November 2023 17 June 2024
    Last date to submit onshore applications  22 December 2023 24 June 2024
    Teaching commences 1 January 2024 1 July 2024
    Census date 11 March 2024 11 August 2024

    CDU International College

    Semester 3 2023 Semester 1 2024 Semester 2 2024 Semester 3 2024

    Last date to submit offshore applications 

    25 October 2023 22 January 2024 20 May 2024 23 September 2024

    Last date to submit onshore applications 

    1 November 2023 26 February 2024 1 July 2024 28 October 2024

    Teaching commences

    6 November 2023 4 March 2024 8 July 2024 4 November 2024
    Census date 27 November 2023 24 March 2024 29 July 2024 25 November 2024
    Step 3: Apply online or through an agent

    Applications must be submitted online through our application portal. You’ll need a valid email address to create your online account. Once you have started your application, you will be able to save it and resume it later. There is no application fee when you apply online. 

    You can lodge a direct application. However, there may be restrictions on your geographic location. If you are not able to submit a direct application via the application portal, then apply through one of our registered agents.

    Option 1: Direct

    Submit your application to study at CDU via the online portal.

    Option 2: Agent

    We have authorised representatives in many countries, and you may use their services to assist you in the application process. Education agents are generally able to help you with your visa application as well as your university application.

    Please select your country of nationality to find our other overseas or external representatives.

    When applying for your course, ensure that your application form is completed as an incomplete application may delay the application process. You’ll also need to provide and label correctly all the required documentation below:

    1. Passport copy showing all relevant information
    2. Proof of English language proficiency test
    3. A well-written Statement of Purpose (Single) or Statement of Purpose (Family)
    4. Certified copies of all academic transcripts, award certificates including grading systems information and English translations (whenever applicable)
    5. Resume
    6. Other supporting documents.

    Scholarships

    We offer an exciting and generous range of scholarships to support international students coming to study at CDU. More information on available international scholarships can be found on our international student scholarship page.

    Apply for Credit, Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) (if applicable)

    Please indicate in your application if you will be applying for advanced standing based on previous studies and submit the following documents:

    • Certified academic transcripts of your previous study along with unit outlines (and certified English translation, if required). 
    • Completed HE113 Application for Exemption form.

    View more details about Advanced standing at CDU.

    The University may ask for further documentation if required at any time of the application process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a reference number which will allow you to track the status of your application. Remember to include this reference number in all correspondences with the University about your application.

    Certifying documents

    What is a certified document?

    A certified document is a copy of an original document that a qualified person has cited and confirmed as correct and legitimate. When you need a document to be certified, you must have both the copy and the original with you.

    Who can certify my documents?

    The person who certifies your document/s must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours.

    Your documents must be certified by one of the following authorised officers:

    • Any CDU staff member
    • Any manager-level staff or higher from the Institution the academic document has come from
    • The official records department of the Institution that initially issued the document/s
    • An Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Education Centre
    • The Universities Admission Centre (UAC)
    • A Justice of the Peace (JP)/Notary with a registration number
    • An accountant - must be a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, or the Australian Association of Taxation and Management Accountants or be a Registered Tax Agent
    • A CDU-registered international agent
    • A bank manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
    • A credit union branch manager
    • A commissioner for declarations
    • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
    • A police officer in charge of a police station, or of the rank of sergeant and above
    • A postal manager
    • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
    • A medical practitioner

    It is important to note that you (or immediate family members) cannot certify your documents, even if you or they belong to one of the categories listed above.

    How should the authorised officer certify each document?

    The certifying officer must print the following text on all pages of the copied document:

    'I certify this to be a true copy of the document shown and reported to me as the original.'

    They must also include their name, address, contact telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation, and the date, and then they must sign the document.

    The certifying officer should also include the official stamp or seal of the certifier's organisation on the copy if the organisation has such a stamp.

    In addition to the above, a Justice of the Peace/Notary must also print their registration number and provide details of the state in which they are registered.

    Documents certified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number will not be accepted. To find a Justice of the Peace in your area, check the public register available online from the NSW Attorney-General's Department.

    Charles Sturt University

    Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration

    Charles Sturt University

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    Port Macquarie

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