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Geographical Information Systems

Postgraduate Certificate
6 months
17250 AUD/year
15165 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Gain advanced knowledge in the theory and application of geographical information systems and remote sensing. This Geospatial Information Systems program from Flinders University is for students with an undergraduate degree not related to geospatial information science (GISc).

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Please note effective 20 March 9pm AEDT, the Australian Government implemented new travel bans and restrictions whereby only Australian citizens, Permanent Residents, their spouses and dependants could enter the country. For students who would like to study a course that’s offered on campus, we will work with you to enrol you online first and transition you to campus once the travel restrictions change.

The Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems from Flinders University  provides a theoretical and practical framework for graduates from a range of 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, analysis and communication of spatially referenced information.

You will develop and implement GISc skills and knowledge applicable to a range of areas, such as environmental management, urban and regional planning, human geography and environmental health, land-use dynamics, natural resources management, ecosystem services, biological sciences and archaeology.

Students completing the Master of Geospatial Information Science program from Flinders University will be able to undertake research and analysis using spatially-referenced data and prepare research reports applicable to various fields of GISc application.


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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines




18 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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

    17250 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17250 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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