Graduate Certificate in Information Management
DurationFull-time 6 months
LocationMelbourne City, Online
AU$15,840 (2020 total tuition)
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
Learn practical and managerial skills to prepare for work as an information professional who can confidently apply IT solutions and manage the impact of new information-based products and services.
RMIT has offered postgraduate studies in information management for over fifty years. It is valued by industry and students and students will benefit from exposure to an enviable range of professional networks and career opportunities.
Your career in information management
In this course, you’ll gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work as a librarian, archivist or records manager, learning on-campus or online through a globally-celebrated program. In 2019, we ranked 1st in Australia and 25th globally for Library and Information Management.
You may choose to complete this program face-to-face at the Melbourne City campus, or entirely online, or blend the different modes of study to suit your personal or professional needs. Each face-to-face course usually involves 3 hours of class contact per week and approximately 6 hours of out-of-class preparation and assignment work. Classes are usually offered in the afternoon or early evening.
Your classes will mostly be held at the Swanston Academic Building where innovative learning spaces are interspersed with retail and social spaces resulting in a stimulating environment for business students.
Online study requires a similar time commitment - approximately 9 hours of study per course, per week - and is conducted through the myRMIT student portal. You will be expected to work independently and in groups using technologies available through the online delivery.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Find out more about student computing at RMIT.
The Graduate Certificate comprises four core courses in information management. It is recommended that you follow the sequence of courses presented in the enrolment structure.
This program can be studied wholly on-campus or online or in mixed mode.
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Program code: GC098
You may work in a range of industry sectors including health, business, teaching, publishing, education and libraries.
Graduates are encouraged to progress to the Master of Information Management , which is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Master degree graduates work as:
- information, document and records managers
- teacher librarians
- community information officers
- database specialists
- research and information analysts.
The Graduate Certificate courses are recognised within the structure of the Master of Information Management, so that the masters program can be completed in one year full time (or part time equivalent), after meeting the requirements of the Graduate Certificate.
Professional bodies may offer students and/or graduates membership, opportunities for entry into professional qualification programs and other career enhancing benefits.
For further information about membership and opportunities for students and graduates, please visit our accreditation and membership page.
For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.
Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
The Graduate Certificate in Information Management is a pathway to the Master of Information Management.
If you wish to progress to the Master of Information Management, upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Information Management you will be admitted to the Master degree with exemptions from the four business enabling courses and the four courses completed in the Graduate Certificate, leaving a further eight discipline courses or electives to complete.
Applicants who have successfully completed postgraduate studies in information management or a related discipline at another institution can have these assessed for credit or exemptions from this program consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.
Find out if you are eligible for credit transfer and recognition of prior learning.
2020 indicative fees
Full-fee places: AU$15,840.
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$308 maximum fee for 2020.
- Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Annual fee adjustment
Amount quoted is the 2020 total program tuition fee, and is based on a total annual load of 48 credit points. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
Defer your payment
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Learn more about fees for postgraduate study.
How does a HELP loan work?
If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.
You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.
This program is approved for income support.
You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.
If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or the Department of Human Services for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2020 is $308.
For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.
You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.
In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:
- Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) in each calendar year.
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - Student visa holders must have cover for the total duration of their visa.
- Some programs incur additional expenses.
You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.