Government-subsidised courses at Monash University

17th February 2021


  • Monash University, the Faculty of Information Technology, is offering 300 Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) across a range of graduate certificates in the key ICT areas Artificial Intelligence, Business Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Science Cybersecurity.
  • CPSs are open to domestic students for studies to be completed in 2021.
  • Students can finish a graduate certificate in only six months.

The Australian Government have announced $3.3 million for Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) under its National Higher Education Relief Package. A CSP is a place at a university or higher education provider, where the government fund part of your course fees. This is a subsidy, not a loan - which means students only pay the ‘student contribution amount’. 

What are the benefits of studying a government-subsidised IT graduate certificate with Monash?

  • These graduate courses are designed by world-class IT experts, so the expertise you’ll gain is modern, practical and highly sought-after globally. 
  • You can finish a graduate certificate in as little as six months, and the credits you gain can contribute to a relevant master’s degree. 
  • You will be immersed in hands-on activities to ensure you’re ready to use your knowledge in real-world applications.
  • Blended learning means you have more flexibility to balance your professional growth with other commitments.

Am I eligible?

To get a CSP, you must be one of the following:

  • an Australian citizen, who will be a resident in Australia for at least one unit of study contributing to their course of study
  • a New Zealand citizen, who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study
  • a permanent visa holder, who will be a resident in Australia for the duration of their unit(s) of study.

All graduate certificates, except the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems and Graduate Certificate of Computer Science, require an Australian bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to IT, business (with mathematics), Engineering or Science. 

You must also have a 60% or higher-grade average (or equivalent) and have completed studies in mathematics, programming, databases, computer architecture or equivalent, depending on the graduate certificate you want to pursue.

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When do courses start?

The Graduate Certificate of Computer Science course starts in January, March, May, July, August and October. This course is delivered by Monash Online Education Services. 

All other CSP graduate certificates start in February and July. 

Where can I get more information about the CSP IT graduate certificates?

To learn more about the courses, please visit the Monash IT website.      

You can also book an appointment with a friendly Monash course adviser.