Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems

CRICOS Course Code: 110248E

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems is a two-semester course providing students with graduate-level foundations in information systems. Students will develop vital skills in the management of databases and information and be equipped to effectively contribute to the improvement of business information systems in a range of industries. Graduates will also be better prepared for further study should they choose so.


On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 8 degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment may be recognised by CIC Higher Education. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.

Professional & Community Engagement

Business professionals are invited as guest speakers to speak at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work. These speakers will also assist students understand future management responsibilities.

Industry Relevant Material

The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals and incorporates material that is specifically relevant for information systems roles in a range of industries. Many classes will be run in computer laboratories, where students gain hands-on experience with a range of databases, systems and software. As is common at CIC, this course will have a focus on authentic, real-world assessments and activities that lead directly to improved graduate capacities in working in a dynamic and global economy. Students should also gain benefits from a broad range of cultural diversity and life experiences of their fellow students.

Lifelong Learning

Students gain advanced theoretical and technical knowledge as well as advanced cognitive, technical and communication skills. All of these factors will help graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems to be lifelong learners.

Mode of Delivery

The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus and face-to-face. Units are delivered in a range of classroom settings, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, lectorials, labs and seminars.

Course Structure

The Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems consists of two semesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 8 units.

First semester:

  • Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
  • Data Visualisation and Data Modelling
  • Practical Management Principles
  • Interpersonal and Business Negotiation

Second semester:

  • Database Management Systems and Design
  • Software Acquisition Management
  • IS Strategy and Governance
  • Business Process Management


The types of assessment may include the following:

  • Exams or tests, either open or closed-book;
  • Oral presentations, including presentations in hypothetical corporate environments;
  • Written essays and case studies based on real-world current scenarios;
  • Authentic written assignments including database development, proposals and strategic reports;
  • Reflective journals;
  • Practical assignments and demonstrations.

Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Dean.

Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.

Career Opportunities

The eight units in the Graduate Diploma constitute a significant body of study that can equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and application of these knowledge and skills. The business and IT skills developed by students will allow them to work in a range of industries, including the closely related industries of business, technology, finance, and telecommunications. Alternatively, tertiary industries, including retail, medical, agricultural, tourism, services and government all require skilled staff in Information Systems.

Some examples of the typical jobs a graduate can attain are:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Business-IT strategy consultant
  • System administrator

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this course will have advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Use advanced, theoretical and current knowledge of information systems necessary to manage processes within managerial contexts in the digital age.
  • Critically evaluate and analyse complex real-world scenarios, concepts and theories in complex information systems to address the needs of a diverse range of management stakeholders.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate information system concepts, strategies and their management and implementation, considering the impacts and outcomes to an organisation.
  • Apply Information Systems development theory and skills to design and improve information systems and databases to support a range of local and global business organisations.
  • Employ well-developed judgement to critically evaluate and identify, collect, analyse and manage information systems and data for decision making.

Course Fees

Please refer to Fees, charges and refunds


Key Facts


Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems



CRICOS Course Duration

52 Weeks

Entry Requirements

Academic – Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent


For prospective students without a Bachelor degree, entry is allowable based on the completion of an advanced diploma/associate degree (or AQF Level 6 equivalent course) plus relevant professional work experience. You must demonstrate that you have gained skills and knowledge equivalent to an AQF7 qualification through your work experience. This will require evidence of a minimum of two years full-time work experience through a CV which provides details of employment including key duties, responsibilities and achievements which demonstrate meeting the knowledge, skills and application of skills equivalent to a Bachelor degree and AQF level 7. This will be accompanied by an entrance interview by the course coordinator.  

English – IELTS (Academic 6.5 or equivalent)

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Course Admission Information Set

2024 Orientation Dates

12th March

15th July

11th November

2024 Term/Class Start Dates

18th March

22nd July

18th November

Course Delivery Weeks

2 x 12-teaching week Terms


Please refer to Fees, Charges and Refunds

Accreditation Status

This course is accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is recorded on the TEQSA National Register.


Melbourne campus

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