Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

Flinders University

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based system capable of integrating, editing, sharing, modelling and displaying geographically referenced information. It allows users to create interactive queries, analyse the information, edit data, create maps and present the results of these operations. This graduate certificate is for applicants with an undergraduate degree that is not related to studies in GIS. It provides a theoretical and practical framework for students from a range of graduate backgrounds, as well as those from the public sector and non-government organisations wishing to extend their choice of career path by acquiring knowledge and skills in the capture, synthesis and communication of spatially-referenced information.

Course Fee:

Australian: $12,888
International: $15,500

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification.


The graduate certificate is an 18 unit program where students complete four topics chosen from a range of topics available and aimed at providing students with an introduction to the theory and application of GIS and remote sensing, and provides the opportunity to learn skills applicable to a range of areas such as urban and regional planning, infrastructure management, transportation, the environment, biological sciences, biodiversity management and archaeology.

Subjects you can Study:

Geographical information systems

Study Pathways:

This graduate certificate articulates into the Graduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems.

Further information:

Applicants who have completed the Bachelor of Applied Geographical Information Systems from Flinders University or equivalent qualification are not eligible to apply for this graduate certificate.

Who for:

Graduates wishing to extend their knowledge and skills in the capture, synthesis and communication of spatially-referenced information

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00114A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info Yes Part time 1 year
Bedford Park No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Flinders is a leading international university in Australia, distinguished by its boldness, vigour and imagination. The University has a record of excellence and innovation in teaching, research and community engagement.

While the main campus is located in the suburb of Bedford Park, just a short drive south of Adelaide's Central Business District and easily accessible by public transport, the University's geographical footprint also stretches across South Australia, Western Victoria and the Northern Territory.

Flinders has over 2,600 staff and more than 24,700 students, with over 4,500 coming from countries as diverse as Canada, India and Kenya. Its graduates are encouraged to be knowledgeable, to communicate effectively, and to develop skills to connect across boundaries and tackle major challenges.

Flinders has led the way in providing access to higher education for individuals who did not traditionally aspire to University, and offers a choice of pathways that cater to people from a variety of backgrounds.

Offering over 140 undergraduate and 280 postgraduate courses, Flinders prides itself on the quality of its programs and the attention given to the learning experience of its students.

Provider CRICOS: 00114A

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