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Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation NDIS Studies

Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation NDIS Studies (GCBU)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year
Start
  • Feb, Jul
Note: This specialisation is only available part-time.

Overview

  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the way support is provided to Australians with a disability, their families and carers. The NDIS has increased demand in the disability sector’s workforce and therefore employment opportunities for you.
  • Gain the skills needed to lead organisations that deliver high quality services to meet the needs of people with disability.
  • This specialised degree is ideal if you’re already working in the disability sector and looking to advance your career, or if you’re a professional transferring into disability services from another sector.
  • You will learn about disability services, understand regulations within the NDIS, ethical practice, decision making, leadership and management and legislative policy and practice related to disability services.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (NDIS Studies), you can apply for credit to go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business, Master of Business Administration or Master of Project Management.

To continue into a Master of Business Administration (MBA), you will need to apply for the Graduate Certificate of Business Administration or the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration.

Career outcomes

  • After graduating you will have the skills to support NDIS recipients to make independent choices, while ensuring organisations have appropriate qualified staff to support others in the workplace.
  • Careers may include leadership roles to develop and manage change including small and medium initiatives. Relevant positions may include local area coordinator (LAC), support coordinator or plan manager.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. Further information on admission through work experience is available.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 12960

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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