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    Application Deadline
  • 6 months


The Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems from Flinders University provides an introduction to the theory and application of GIS and remote sensing and is intended for students 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.

It provides both a stand-alone program for the purposes of mid-career development, as well as an entry point into more advanced studies in the Graduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems. Students will learn skills which are applicable to a range of areas such as urban and regional planning, infrastructure management, transportation, the environment, biological sciences, biodiversity management and archaeology.


The use of geospatial information science technologies is rapidly increasing. GIS technologies are now commonly used in industries such as agriculture, forestry, mining, environmental management, biodiversity conservation, archaeology, health and the social sciences. Consequently, employers in these areas are now requiring their staff to have more skills in GIS.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communicating Research
  • GIS Field Methods for all Disciplines
  • Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing for all Disciplines
  • Modelling in Space and Time, Geostatistics and GIS 
  • Applied Problem Solving with Computers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option just for domestic students.

  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Applicants will normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. The Dean (Education) may admit others who can demonstrate fitness for candidature. 

CRICOS: 064259K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    15165 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15165 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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