QUT Online levels of study

When it comes to postgraduate study, there is no one-size-fits-all approach, which is why at QUT Online we’re committed to providing you with the flexible options you need to fit study into your life.

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Masters

Graduate
DIPLOMA

Graduate
CERTIFICATE

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About masters

What is a
masters?

A masters degree is a postgraduate degree that comprises twelve units.

How long is a
masters?

A masters degree typically takes a year and a half of full-time study to complete. Part-time study options are also available.

Benefits of studying
a masters

A masters degree is a comprehensive qualification with a real-world focus, and an ideal way to take the next step in your career. The degree you receive online is equivalent to an on-campus qualification, equipping you with a breadth of career-relevant skills and a depth of knowledge.

Available masters

Master of Health Management

If you have a passion for leadership and health services, then career advancement into a management or executive role in health policy or health care could be the choice for you.

Master of Project Management

If you’re looking to develop your leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills, consider taking the next step in your career with a role in project management.

Master of Digital Communication

The digital communication technologies of tomorrow will be different to those we use today. Navigate the changing communication landscape with a Master of Digital Communication.

Master of Education

The Master of Education provides an opportunity for existing teachers and other education practitioners to enhance their research expertise in areas of education theory.

Master of Gerontology

By completing a Master of Gerontology, you will have the opportunity to specialise and be more competitive for securing higher level positions within aged care.

About graduate diplomas

What is a
graduate diploma?

A graduate diploma is a postgraduate degree that comprises eight units.

How long is a
graduate diploma?

A graduate diploma typically takes a year of full-time study to complete. Part-time study options are also available.

Benefits of studying
a graduate diploma

A graduate diploma builds upon the foundational units common to the graduate certificate, so is perfect for when you wish to extend your professional knowledge into more specialised fields of enquiry. A graduate diploma can become the precursor to a sought-after promotion or even a career change.

Available graduate diplomas

Graduate Diploma in Business (Financial Planning)

If you have a passion for helping people and businesses achieve their financial goals, then a career as a financial planner could be the choice for you.

Graduate Diploma in Health Management

The Graduate Diploma in Health Management emphasises fast-thinking, future-ready skills and strategies that prepare you for the challenge of taking on a managerial health role.

Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication

The Graduate Diploma in Digital Communication is designed to produce communication professionals well-versed in contemporary communication technologies.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis)

Business analysts with expertise in ICT are increasingly sought after for their practical and specialised skill set.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks)

Of all the specialties within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry, cyber security is one of the most dynamic.

Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Computer Science)

This course is an ideal way for professionals coming from a background other than IT to gain foundational knowledge in IT, with a particular focus on Computer Science.

About graduate certificates

What is a
graduate certificate?

A graduate certificate is a postgraduate degree that comprises four units.

How long is a
graduate certificate?

A graduate certificate typically takes six months of full-time study to complete. Part-time study options are also available.

Benefits of studying
a graduate certificate

A graduate certificate is a full postgraduate qualification that equips you with an in-demand skill set, while providing an immediately useful overview of a specialised and career-focused subject area. It is an excellent way to formalise your existing knowledge with a postgraduate qualification, and leaves the door open for further postgraduate study at a later date.

Available graduate certificates

Graduate Certificate in Domestic Violence Responses

If you are passionate about caring for others, and discovering what services are available for those in need, then upskilling your knowledge in domestic violence could be for you.

Graduate Certificate in Project Management

A qualification in project management will allow you the flexibility to work in a range of industries, and is an ideal first step on the path towards a project management career.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Communication

If you are committed to engaging with digital communication technologies in productive and dynamic ways, a career in digital communication may be for you.

Graduate Certificate in Data and New Technology Law

Studying a Graduate Certificate in New Technology Law is a great choice if If you are interested in the legal and ethical implications of emerging data-driven technology.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Career Development and Counselling)

Studying a Graduate Certificate in Education (Career Development and Counselling) is a good choice if you wish to guide students and jobseekers toward attaining their career goals.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design)

Studying a Graduate Certificate in Education (Innovative Learning Design) is a good choice if you wish to create dynamic and exciting online learning content.

Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance

The Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance will open pathways into both policy development and policy analysis roles

Graduate Certificate in Computer Science

The Graduate Certificate in Computer Science is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background working in IT, and wish to upskill in Computer Science.

Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

Enhance your understanding of data analytics and the fundamental role data analysts play in helping organisations proactively transform.

Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning)

Position yourself at the frontline of the financial planning industry and attain a Graduate Certificate in Business (Financial Planning).

Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis

Business analysts with expertise in ICT are increasingly sought after for their practical and specialised skill set.

Graduate Certificate in Care of the Aged

This course provides existing health practitioners the opportunity to specialise in meeting the complex care needs of older Australians.

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks

Of all the specialties within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry, cyber security is one of the most dynamic.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Inclusive Strategies and Practices for Autism)

This course will enhance your understanding of learners on the autism spectrum, and your ability to support these learners' participation and engagement.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Indigenous Education)

If you are an existing teacher or educator, this course will open a pathway to exploring your interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education.

Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

Studying Emergency and Disaster Management, you will examine the underlying drivers of risk factors in emergency scenarios, and learn how best to plan for emergency contingencies.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

QUT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Gerontology is grounded in an evidence-based understanding of gerontology, ensuring older Australians receive the best possible care.

Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management

Studying a Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management is great preparation for work across a broad range of health care services.

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology

The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry encompasses a diverse range of innovative digital technologies.

About single units

What is a
single unit?

A single unit is one subject from a traditional course such as a masters program. The only difference is that you will be studying the unit of your choice individually.

How long is a
single unit?

A single unit can be completed in a teaching period, so typically takes eight weeks to complete.

Benefits of studying
a single unit

Single unit study is about freedom of choice and the ability to study exactly what you want, based on your personal interest or your professional development needs. You will also receive credit points for each single unit you complete, which can contribute towards you attaining a postgraduate qualification.

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About micro units

What is a
micro unit?

A micro unit is a tailored, condensed portion of a single unit.

How long is a
micro unit?

A micro unit is typically completed in five weeks.

Benefits of studying
a micro unit

A micro unit is a dynamic encapsulation of a single unit, designed to convey the core knowledge of the subject, delivered through a dynamic online learning model. This makes it a flexible and convenient option for students who are interested in postgraduate study, but are unable to make the significant upfront time commitment to study a full degree.

Learn more about micro units

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