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Charles Sturt University Awards Post Graduate Course Credits to Planit Students

By Planit Testing

INSIGHTS // Press Releases

4 Sep 2018


INSIGHTS // Press Releases


By Planit Testing

4 Sep 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018 – In a world first, Planit is now able to offer its students University credit upon successfully completing a number of ISTQB Software Testing and iSQI Agile courses. This is made possible by an agreement between Planit and Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Victoria providing recognition of prior learning for CSU’s IT Masters Program.

CSU Associate Professor and Head of School of Computing and Mathematics, Irfan Altas (pictured centre), with IT Masters CEO, Martin Hale (left) and Planit Director of Training, James Pennefather (right), at the launch of Planit-CSU partnership.

CSU Associate Professor and Head of School of Computing and Mathematics, Irfan Altas (pictured centre), with IT Masters CEO, Martin Hale (left) and Planit Director of Training, James Pennefather (right), at the launch of Planit-CSU partnership.

If a student takes and passes the ISTQB Foundation Certificate with one relevant ISTQB Advanced course it is recognised as one full university credit towards their post graduate degree at CSU. Likewise for the iSQI Scrum Master Pro and Certified Agile Tester certifications, which can be used as an alternative to taking the ITE 518 Agile Project Management subject in any course it’s accepted.

Commenting on the partnership, James Pennefather, Director of Training at Planit Testing, says, “the CSU IT Masters Program provides a great opportunity for the 2500 + Planit students who have already achieved these certifications to get a head start on their post graduate qualifications. From a Software Testing industry perspective, it’s wonderful to see Masters Degree students graduating with industry recognised workplace ready skills.”

CSU will award the following credit to Planit students that successfully complete the following training and industry certification combinations:

Planit training and
certification packages


ISTQB Foundation Certificate
AND one of the following:

  • ISTQB Advanced Test Analyst Certificate OR
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certificate OR
  • ISTQB Advanced Security Tester Certificate
  • ISTQB Advanced Test Automation Engineer Certificate


One subject of unspecified credit into
any of the following courses:

  • Master of Information Technology
    Including Graduate Diploma of Information Technology
  • Master of Business Administration (Computing)
    including Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Computing)
  • Master of Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
    including Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • Master of Cyber Security
    including Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing
  • Master of Information Systems Security
    including Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security
  • Master of Management (Information Technology – with specialisations)
    including Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)
  • Master of Networking and Systems Administration
    including Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration
  • Master of Project Management
    including Graduate Diploma of Project Management and Graduate Certificate in Project Management

iSQI Certified Agile Tester certification
AND iSQI Scrum Master Pro certification.

Credit for subject ITE518 Agile Project Management
in any of the courses that it is offered.

Note that the credit will be reviewed annually and is subject is to CSU’s Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

For past students who have already taken these courses and would like apply them towards their Post Graduate studies at the CSU IT Master’s program, please contact Planit’s training team (training [at] for your relevant documentation.

About Planit

At Planit, we specialise in quality engineering. We enable our clients to increase product quality, improve customer experience, optimise performance, accelerate delivery and realise continuous improvement for their digital projects and development practices. We achieve this through our comprehensive range of end-to-end testing services and quality solutions delivered via our 1,400+ strong team of specialist quality engineers located across Australia, New Zealand, India and the United Kingdom.

As testing specialists, we share our extensive knowledge and experience through our training courses. In fact, we have trained in excess of 30,000 QA professionals. Further information:

For more information, please contact:

James Pennefather
Director of Training
1300 992 967
jpennefather (at)

About CSU

With more than 36,000 students, CSU has the best graduate employment rates across Australia, delivering 'job ready' graduates for the professions in our regional communities as well as nationally and internationally. Charles Sturt University is a leader in environmental, agricultural, veterinary, and engineering research and environmentally sustainable practices, winning numerous international and national awards. Further information:

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Mansour-Nahra
Manager, Media
(02) 6338 6667
news (at)

About IT Masters

IT Masters is an industry-based education company who has partnered with Charles Sturt University to develop a unique series of online Masters Degree qualifications that are relevant, accessible, accredited, and affordable. CSU and IT Masters launched the first of these unique Master degrees in 2002 and since 2009, CSU has been Australia’s largest provider of Master Degrees to Australian IT professionals.

For more information, please contact:

Martin Hale
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, CSU
IT Masters Pty Ltd, CEO
1300 885 685
martin.hale (at)

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