Certificate of University Studies
Make a start with your university study
USQ’s Certificate of University Studies will give you a university qualification after just four courses. It will also prepare you for the demands of higher education studies and the professional workplace, and will allow you to continue your studies into an undergraduate program, or a Foundation Diploma program.
So, start your USQ journey with our Certificate of University Studies. If you are wanting to progress your studies in a simple step by step manner then this program is perfect for you.
Take your study to the next level
When you successfully complete your certificate, you will be ready to pursue most undergraduate degrees on offer at USQ, including a Foundation Diploma.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 3172|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 9160|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 18 years of age or older
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Note: You will also need to complete online tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding. Complete the Diagnostic exercises and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to commence your USQ journey.
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 1, 2018 - applications close Monday 19 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - applications close Monday 2 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 16 July 2018.