Choosing a course

Choosing the right path of study is key to helping you gain greater expertise. We encourage you to choose a program and learning mode that suits your development goals and lifestyle.

If you’re struggling with what choice to make, it’s useful to consider your:

  • Preferred mode of study – online, face-to-face or a blend of both
  • Learning goals
  • Career goals
  • Ideal course duration
  • Availability for a part-time or full-time load
  • Whether you want a formal qualification or professional certification
  • Budget.

Formal qualifications

If you’re looking to boost your career prospects, our formal qualifications will provide valuable evidence to current and future employers of your expertise and willingness to gain new knowledge. We have a stellar reputation for preparing graduates who thrive in the workplace and we’ll support you in pursuing a professionally relevant education.

The right qualification can help you accomplish your career goals by:

  • Strengthening and expanding your skill set
  • Ensuring you remain relevant in your field
  • Providing you with demonstrable knowledge that allows you to break into a new career.

Review the qualification subject loads in the table below.

Qualification typeSubjects
Professional Certificates 2
Specialist Certificates 2
Graduate Certificates 4
Graduate Diplomas 4 - 8
Masters Degrees 7 - 12

If time constraints or a long-term commitment to study are factors for you, you can be confident that there is a suitable pathway at the University. Many of our formal qualifications are available part-time and full-time and most of these courses are structured as nested qualifications. This means you can gain recognised credit at each stage before progressing to the next stage of a higher degree. For many programs this also gives you the freedom to exit a higher degree early, and still be awarded with a qualification aligned to what you have achieved. It also ensures you can continue your education in line with your budget.

To help you compare our formal qualifications, read the course descriptions for more details on:

  • Entry requirements
  • Selection criteria
  • Pre-requisites (if applicable)
  • Recognition of prior learning
  • Term and semester structures
  • How you’ll spend your time
  • Course and subject content
  • How you’ll be assessed
  • Fees and Scholarships
  • Graduate prospects.

Short courses and single subjects

As a school committed to life-long learning, we also offer alternative development opportunities and ways to pursue your passions. In order to rapidly advance your skills, our short courses and single subjects enable you to choose a specific area you would like to develop, through:

  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Masterclasses
  • Short-term intensives
  • CPD programs (continuing professional development programs)
  • Professional development sessions
  • Evening and weekend short courses.

Your ability to achieve your personal and professional goals will be enhanced through gaining access to the best minds across a broad range of fields and areas of knowledge.

Read the short course descriptions to learn more about:

  • Program structure
  • Suggested learning activities
  • Timeframes
  • Delivery mode
  • Entry requirements
  • Who should apply.

Explore our short courses