Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies
Illustrate your high level of expertise
The Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies of specifically designed for professionals to develop their skills and gain a postgraduate qualification while maintaining their current employment position.
You will be able to combine your studies with projects and research in your professional field, leading to benefits for both you and your workplace. Professional Studies is a modern way of opening up university learning opportunities and qualifications for busy professionals.
By completing the Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies you will gain a postgraduate qualification illustrating the high level of expertise you have gained in your profession, make a contribution to your organisation, and to your own development and career.
The Graduate Certificate is also a stepping stone to the Master of Professional Studies degree.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian University or equivalent plus at least 3 years experience in their field of professional practice
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program 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.
Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.
How to apply
USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:
- Semester 1, 2018 - Monday 26 February 2018.
- Semester 2, 2018 - Monday 16 July 2018.
- Semester 3, 2018 - Monday 19 November 2018.