Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Futures

Prepare to explore the digital frontier

Digital technology and media is fundamentally changing society. Industries are being disrupted. Products and services are converging. Workforce skills are transforming.

Our new Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Futures offers valuable insight into the hidden workings of this exciting field, and sought-after skills in digital media production. It’s ideal for upskilling, strengthening your CV, or laying the foundations for a full, related bachelor degree.

What will you do?

Conducted over six months full-time or 12 months part-time, this unique, industry-informed program is designed and taught by our world-class, research-active digital industries experts. Through a flexible combination of face-to-face and digital learning, you will:

  • gain a broad understanding of changing media technologies’ role in everyday life, and their societal impact
  • research and analyse diverse media cultures from a local and global perspective
  • learn to critically interpret professional, ethical and cultural policy issues in relation to the media

Depending on your course choices, you could also build fundamental knowledge and skills in areas such as digital storytelling, data mining, music technology and virtual reality design.

Where could it take you?

You could go on to a full arts degree with a Digital Humanities major, or perhaps a Bachelor of Media—whether to start your first career, or an exciting new one. You might draw on your enhanced capabilities to step up in an existing role. Perhaps the qualification will help you win a well-deserved promotion.

* Students can look to continue further studies into a Bachelor degree with credit.

Entry Requirements

Please note: For programs including placements and/or study-related activities in settings where COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory, it is an inherent requirement that all students be fully vaccinated prior to undertaking the placement and/or study-related activity.
From 30 June 2023, in accordance with Australian government requirements, the University will be returning to face-to-face teaching for all students where it is safe and practical to do so. For students with circumstances where it would not be practical or safe to travel to Australia, exemptions may apply. Students are encouraged to regularly check Study in 2023 and International Student Covid-19 FAQ for information and updates.

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Admissions information

SATAC Code 319091
Deferment No
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education A completed Australian Year 12 secondary schooling qualification (or overseas equivalent) (no minimum ATAR required).
Higher Education Study Completion of at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units).

Completion of a recognised tertiary enabling program will also be considered.

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate III or above from a Registered Training Organisation.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2023.

Alternatively, completion of at least three years of full time equivalent employment with appropriate experience.

Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 319091

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $11,935

Where the standard duration of the program is less than one year the full cost of the program is displayed.

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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Degree Structure

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Undertaking opportunities offered by the University such as study tours, internships and starting a club, my life perspective has also been broadened.

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Sep 2022