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Graduate Certificate in

Information Technology Sustainability

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Develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan and manage the implementation of sustainability strategies for ICT networks and systems. Our 12 month course is delivered through a mix of vendor neutral and trainer-developed materials, covering topics in sustainability, business analysis, and change management within an ICT context.
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Students will learn to integrate sustainability in the planning and design of ICT projects. Managing improvements and leading applied research in ICT sustainability will also be focal points of training. With this qualification, individuals will be able to find employment opportunities as a sustainability consultant, project manager, technology specialist, and more – all within an ICT context.
  • Course structure

    This course uses a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer-developed materials.

    The course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

    Vendor Neutral Courses Upskilled Courses/Workshops
    • Business Analysis Fundamentals
    • Business Analyst Insights
    • Applied Research
    • Management Skills
    • Leadership Skills
    • Leading Change
    • Project Management
    • ITIL – ISO 20000
    • Sustainability
    • Change Management
    • Sustainability Integration
  • Entry requirements

    Students will need access to a computer, and the internet, and have basic computing skills. A Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment may be required before enrolment can be confirmed.

    Entry into this qualification is limited to those who have:

    • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments such as Information Technology or Administration and Business
    • Successfully completion of Bachelor, Diploma, or Advanced Diploma qualification in a related field of study
  • Inclusions
    Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:
    • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
    • Student Rewards Program
    • Student Support services
    • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
    • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
    • video content access via:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
  • Assessment
    Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
    • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
    • summative and formative assignments
    • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
    • scenarios and/or case studies
    • projects
    • written/oral questions
    • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.


Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • IT sustainability systems consultant
  • IT sustainability solutions architect
  • IT sustainability project manager
  • IT sustainability technology specialist
  • IT sustainability business manager
  • IT sustainability requirements manager
Additionally, this qualification could give you several career, vendor and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.


This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.

The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Facilitate Business Analysis; 2/ Integrating Sustainability in IT Planning and Design Projects; 3/ Manage Improvements in ICT Sustainability; and 4/ Lead Applied Research in ICT Sustainability.
  • ICTSUS802
    Conduct a business case study for integrating sustainability in ICT planning and design projects

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to establish a business case to justify innovative implementation of sustainability in information and communications technology (ICT) planning and design projects, including accessing industry information and applying legislative guidelines. It applies to individuals who may be working in a role as a project manager, planner and designer, consultant or contractor and who has responsibility for conducting or managing ICT projects to plan and conduct cost–benefit analysis and return on investment for the implementation of sustainable schemes at the enterprise level.

  • ICTICT809
    Facilitate business analysis

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to direct internal and external information and communications technology (ICT) services within a medium to large organisation.

  • ICTSUS805
    Manage improvements in ICT sustainability

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to reduce the sustainability related impacts of ICT operations through energy conservation, energy efficiency and changing user behaviour.

  • ICTSUS806
    Lead applied research in ICT sustainability

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, conduct and report on applied research to influence strategic practices on ICT sustainability and outcomes within an organisational context. The unit also covers constructing an applied research strategy, using a range of applied research techniques, and analysing and presenting findings. The competitive context and the evolution of technologies in the ICT sector mean that the capacity to innovate is important. Energy and climate change strategies, supply chain and product responsibility and innovation are key factors in achieving sustainability targets.

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