Types of courses
When considering postgraduate study, you'll come across a variety of courses that may be suitable, depending on your level of education and study area of interest.
Graduate certificate courses
A graduate certificate will build on the skills and knowledge you developed in your undergraduate degree, or help you develop vocational skills in a new area.
Depending on the study area, you may be able to proceed into further postgraduate study once you complete the graduate certificate.
Entry requirements: Applicants for graduate certificate courses must typically hold a bachelor degree, advanced diploma or equivalent. Your work experience may also be taken into consideration.
Graduate diploma courses
A graduate diploma will help you develop new knowledge and specialised skills in an area not previously studied in your undergraduate degree.
Completing a graduate diploma may be recognised towards completion of a Masters degree.
Entry requirements: Applications for graduate diploma courses must typically hold a bachelor degree or diploma, however exceptions may apply where relevant work experience can be demonstrated.
Masters degrees by coursework
A masters degree enhances your professional skills and understanding of a specific area of knowledge.
Entry requirements: Applicants for a masters degree by coursework must typically hold a bachelor degree, honours degree or graduate diploma. If you do not hold formal qualifications, but have relevant academic or professional experience, you may be admitted into a masters degree upon completion of a preliminary program.