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Start Date
January, April, June, September

0.5 year(s) full-time

Time Commitment
10 - 15 hours per week per course

Program Code

Study as
Full-time or part-time

AUD$ 15,250 per annum (per 0.5 EFTSL) for students enrolled in 2024

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.0]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

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Degree overview

  • Develop the skills to lead innovation and change, manage digital projects, and deliver transformational business outcomes.
  • Understand how digital transformation supports business growth, and learn how to solve complex strategic challenges using technology solutions. 
  • Explore the impact of digital disruption on business, and discover methods and techniques to apply in digital transformation projects.
  • Gain experience in using design thinking techniques, developing a business case and designing a simple prototype.
  • Learn from global best practices as you tap into Accenture’s research and top tech specialists.  

Co designed and delivered by Accenture



Study On Demand – this is a 100% online qualification designed specifically for online learning. With UniSA Online, you can take full control over your study, access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log in to the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.

As life becomes more digitally led, adopting new technology is a key driver of business transformation. The Graduate Certificate in Business (Digital Transformation) contains an advanced body of knowledge of emerging digital technologies that are shaping industries in Australia and internationally. 

This qualification will help you to work within an organisation or with clients to transform and improve business models, processes, and outputs by implementing digital solutions. You’ll expand your knowledge of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), automation, extended reality, cloud and cybersecurity.  

You’ll be taught by digital transformation specialists, with courses designed and delivered by global professional services company, Accenture. You’ll examine case studies drawn from Accenture’s experience working with some of the world’s leading organisations, and hear from practitioners about their experiences applying the tech, tools and methods covered in your coursework.  

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The Graduate Certificate in Business (Digital Transformation) is designed to give you the skills required to lead and manage change, deliver business proposals and digital projects, and manage the impact of emerging and disruptive technologies.  

You’ll cover a range of topics including data insights and storytelling, DevOps and Agile methodologies, product design and ideation, and identifying strategic responses to digital challenges.  

Build your understanding of change management, stakeholder engagement, negotiation, and managing risk as you learn to prepare a strategic business case.  

Your studies will incorporate contemporary case studies, helping you to understand how technology can enable improvement across a range of business environments. You’ll also be able to apply your learning to an industry challenge, where you’ll design and test a prototype and present a case to invest in a digital solution.  

Study hours

Studying 100% online means you can engage with course materials at your own pace, whenever it suits you – there is no need to be online at a particular time. It’s flexible around your life so you can control your study schedule week by week. As a general rule, we recommend 10 to 15 hours of study a week for each course.



All assessments, including exams (if required) are 100% online, meaning you’ll never need to travel to submit an assignment or find an exam venue.

Some of your assessments may include:

  • an industry-relevant project
  • an online presentation
  • essays and reports.

Degree structure

Please note, courses may not be displayed in order of study.

Study Digital Transformation on demand

Program Director Dr Deepak Sardana gives an insight into how the Graduate Certificate in Business (Digital Transformation) can set you up for success in the fast-paced world of digital business.

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Why Graduate Certificate in Business (Digital Transformation)

Why this Degree

The digital landscape is constantly shifting, with the pace of innovation leaving organisations struggling to keep up. Australia needs 600,000 more people* to join the tech sector by 2030 to meet the demand created by increased technology adoption. Business leaders need to understand the role that technology can play in driving success, and capitalise on the opportunities that are presented by tech advancements like automation, cloud computing, and generative AI.  

Designed and taught in collaboration with Accenture, The Graduate Certificate in Business (Digital Transformation) gives you access to the combined knowledge of digital transformation experts, along with UniSA’s world-leading business academics.  

Study with a university accredited by both EQUIS and AACSB – world-leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research.  

You’ll graduate with an in-demand skill set, valuable industry connections and practical knowledge that can be applied directly to the workplace.  

*Tech Jobs Update 2023, Tech Council of Australia  

Career outcomes


Your career

Digital transformation is one of the fastest growing skill sets internationally, and people with a combination of business knowledge and digital skills are highly valued employees.

The knowledge gained in this graduate certificate will enhance your employability, giving you a range of career options in both the public and private sector. From moving into a leadership role, increasing your earning potential, or transitioning into a new sector, you’ll be ready to work at the forefront of change. 

Roles to consider include: 

  • Digital transformation program manager   
  • Business analyst  
  • Chief digital officer  
  • Product owner  
  • Management consultant  
  • Digital project manager  
  • Digital product manager. 

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Your study experience and support

Study On Demand

Our online career-focused degrees give you full control and ultimate flexibility over your study. It’s Study On Demand, on your schedule, on your terms.

  • Designed specifically for your online learning
    Designed by a team of academic and online experts, our course materials are delivered in an interactive way using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources.
  • Study when it suits you
    Our online degrees support students who lead busy lifestyles. With four start dates a year in January, March, July and September there is no need to interrupt your life.
  • Take control of your study schedule
    With all content available from day one of your course, you have the power to plan your study schedule in advance. 
  • Finish each course in 10 weeks
    Our courses are delivered within 10-week terms to keep you motivated throughout your degree. Study two courses a term or just one.
  • 100% online study
    You won’t need to come onto campus for coursework, assessments or exams. Complete all study for your degree where it suits you.
  • Get the help you need
    Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.
  • Adjust your study to your life
    There’s no need to interrupt work and family life or spend money on travel and student accommodation. Organise study around your life.
  • Learn from world-renowned academics
    Get a degree that’s designed and taught by leading academics and industry professionals.
  • 100% online interactive learning environment
    Our interactive online learning environment supports all your study needs. Log in anytime, on any device, wherever it suits you.
  • Access a library of over 700,000 digital resources
    Access a library of more than 700,000 digital resources including e-books, videos and journal articles. Our Ask the Library virtual service can help you locate, access, evaluate, use and reference a range of information resources.

Why UniSA Online?

Student services

Our graduates get jobs

UniSA is ranked as the number one university in Australia for graduate employability.1 Join a university known for its employment outcomes. Your UniSA Online degree is more than just a piece of paper – it will prepare you to start your career or take it to the next level.

Specifically designed for online learning

Our team of academic and online experts have created interactive and media-rich course material using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources. Every degree has been specifically designed for online learning to ensure you graduate with the skills and knowledge for your future career.

Backed by industry

Every UniSA Online degree is overseen by an experienced industry advisory board. We've also consulted with industry experts with a wealth of experience to design course content that reflects the most cutting-edge developments in your field. Our industry connections will enrich your online study experience - you'll be presented with industry problems that real organisations face. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge that industry are telling us they need in graduates.

Expand your professional network from wherever you are

Online study doesn’t mean studying on your own. You’ll connect with a community of other like-minded students – you’ll be able to share, debate and collaborate ideas through virtual classrooms, online chat, video conferencing, and online communication tools.

1 QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey, 2020-22 – Employability Skills Indicator. Public universities.

Student support

Student services

Studying can be challenging, especially when you’re also juggling work and other life commitments. You’re not studying 9-5, Monday to Friday, which is why we provide personalised, extended hour support services – including on weekends – so you can get help when you need it. 

Dedicated Student Adviser support

Our Student Advisers will be an important part of your student journey – they’ll help you enrol, discuss your study goals, communication preferences, and will be your first point of call for all your general study questions. They’ll link you to an extensive range of support services and resources across the University and will help schedule appointments with specialised services if required.

Online academic support seven days a week

You’ll be supported by our highly experienced academic team of Online Course Facilitators and Online Tutors. Our academics will guide you through your learning and ensure you have an outstanding, high-quality education.

They can help you with your course materials and assessments, provide feedback on your work, assist you with referencing as well as answer any other course-specific queries. You’ll be able to contact your academics via email, online discussion forums and live messages in the online learning environment. You can also communicate in real-time and chat face-to-face with your academics online.

24/7 tech support

Our IT Help Desk is available 24/7 to provide assistance with your computer set up, student email, software requirements and other UniSA apps and student applications. You’ll be able to get support no matter what time it is.

24/7 digital environment

Our interactive online environment supports all your study needs. You’ll be able to track your progress through the student dashboard, plan your study schedule, receive reminders on due dates for tasks and assessments, as well as collaborate and network with a community of other like-minded students.

Using innovative technology in online education, your study experience will be highly personalised based on your learning activities throughout your degree. Just like your own personal study coach, you’ll get tailored feedback to enhance your learning outcomes and ensure you’re successful in your studies.

Student services

IT Requirements

Generally, any desktop or laptop computer purchased in the past three years should be capable of meeting your online learning needs. While mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones will be able to access most of your online course content, there are likely to be elements of most courses where we recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer. Your computer should be able to:

  • run a modern browser (Microsoft Edge, Firefox 24, Safari 5, or Chrome 32 or later versions)
  • run Java
  • run programs to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations
  • use a web camera and headset (or ear pods with microphone)
  • Some UniSA Online degrees require an online exam. The online exam software – Remote Proctor Now – has specific capability requirements. Please refer to the system requirements prior to conducting your exam to ensure your computer is compatible.

Access free IT software and resources

As a UniSA Online student, you'll:

  • Get free access to the full Office 365 ProPlus suite, which includes full versions of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access and Lync software. Install the full suite on up to five different devices (PC and Mac compatible). 
  • Get 1Tb of personal storage that syncs with your PC or mobile device through OneDrive - it's like an extra hard drive that allows you to open any of your files from any of your devices, whenever you need them. 
  • Get free access to LinkedIn Learning - Access more than 5000 video courses on a broad range of topics such as: the Microsoft Office suite, time management and study skills, health and wellbeing, communication and presentation skills, photography, film making and designing your own games or mobile apps.
  • Be able to connect with others using Microsoft Teams, Yammer and the Outlook Web App.

There are some degrees that have specialised software requirements. We've made this software available to students to access for free - you'll be able to download and install any of the required programs on your own device anywhere and anytime. See if your degree requires specialised software.

Check your device

Our computer system test will determine if your device has the base system resources and software required to study online. It'll also check the speed of your internet connection.

See if your computer, laptop or device is all set up and ready to go – it takes just a few seconds.

How to apply

The application process is easy – just follow these simple steps:

  1. Submit an online enquiry

    If you're ready to apply, the first step is to fill out and submit our online enquiry form. Here you'll be asked a series of questions to see if you're eligible. Following your online enquiry, one of our Degree Advisers will contact you at your preferred time to discuss the application process.

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  2. Speak to a Degree Adviser and start your application

    If you're eligible, you'll receive an email outlining the entry requirements and the relevant documentation you need in order to be considered.

    In order to verify your academic qualifications, you'll need to upload relevant documents like your official parchment, certificates or transcripts. If you have work experience, you will need to upload your CV as well as any other documents like work references, professional recognition or accreditation or your training certification.

    Your email will contain information on the specific documents you need to provide as well as a link to begin your application. You'll be asked to create an account and set your own password.

  3. Complete your application and send through your documents

    In order to proceed with your conditional offer, you’ll need to complete your application and provide required evidence of your previous study or work experience.

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Online Course Facilitator

I am the Program Director for UniSA’s international MBA, along with postgraduate management and business courses, and I hold a PhD in Business Administration. I am currently the Co-Director of the Centre for Enterprise Dynamics in Global Economies (C-EDGE), with my primary areas of research and teaching focusing on strategy, international business, entrepreneurship, and innovation.

I bring years of experience to my teaching, having founded a social enterprise in India, presented my research at international management conferences, and worked as a consultant for both private and government organisations. I am passionate about furthering research into cultural, social and senior entrepreneurship, and sharing this knowledge with future business leaders.  

Dr Deepak Sardana

Program Director

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Dr Deepak Sardana

Program Director


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