Graduate coursework degrees

In an increasingly competitive global employment market, graduate study can give you an edge with a professional qualification at masters level. Our graduate professional entry programs offer intensive, focused study and professional knowledge – preparing you for the career of your choice.

If you are already working, graduate study can improve your career progression and earning potential. You can also explore graduate study simply for your own personal and intellectual development.

If you are a domestic student, many programs offer:

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Courses and study options

Through our graduate schools, we offer more than 340 award programs ranging from Graduate Certificates to Masters and PhD study in a wide range of study areas and disciplines.

Graduate coursework degrees explained

Title Description Articulation Length/Mode Prerequisite*
Graduate Certificate Can be the first half of a Graduate Diploma or an academic award in its own right. May be credited for a Graduate Diploma. Six months
(one semester)
Undergraduate degree
Graduate Diploma Provides expertise in a specialist area equivalent to a major at undergraduate level or initial specialist training at postgraduate level. Some advanced subjects may be credited towards a Masters degree. One year Undergraduate degree
Postgraduate Certificate A short, coherent degree in a specialist area of study. May be credited for a Postgraduate Diploma. Six months
(one semester)
Undergraduate degree in a relevant or associated area.
Postgraduate Diploma Provides current knowledge in a specialist area. There may be some research opportunities and training involved. Some subjects may be credited towards a Masters degree. One year Undergraduate degree in a relevant or associated area.
Masters by Coursework Provides advanced specialist or professional training in a particular discipline or interdisciplinary area. It can also lead to professional accreditation.
Normally one to two years. Some Masters courses that offer professional accreditation may be longer than two years. An undergraduate degree, normally at honours level or equivalent, e.g. Postgraduate Diploma and/or relevant professional experience.

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