Single Units

Test out postgraduate study today by studying a single unit.

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Why choose to study a single unit?

Test the waters with single unit study. The unit you study will be the same as you would study in a full postgraduate degree, and the credit points you attain can contribute towards a future postgraduate qualification.

Being able to choose exactly what you want to study frees you up to follow one of your professional interests, pursue a specific line of enquiry, or formalise and extend your existing knowledge of a specific area.

Test out postgraduate study today by studying a single unit. Harnessing the power and flexibility of online learning, you’ll gain invaluable real-world skills and the opportunity to extend your professional knowledge and expertise.

Single unit structure

You can choose the single units you wish to study, up to a maximum of two in a teaching period.

Single units are offered across a number of disciplines, and it is worth checking each teaching period to see which units are available.

There are four teaching periods in a year, with flexible start times in February, April, July and October.

See the entry criteria for more information on enrolling in a single unit.

Single units by start date

  • Ethics and Professional Relationships (AYQ458)

    Professional careers in financial planning, now more than ever, require ethical competencies to meet professional responsibilities and contribute to the public interest. In this unit you will develop professional, ethical and effective communication skills. Your professional conduct and communication with clients and stakeholders is critical to the success of your financial planning career.

    Price: $3,420

  • Investments Management (EFQ429)

    A key component of providing financial planning advice is understanding how to manage client investments.

    Become well-versed in the foundational knowledge that underpins best practice client investment management. Form an understanding of the financial concepts and issues that feed into investment management, allowing financial planners to help clients set strategic investment goals and establish comprehensive risk profiles.

    Students will learn to analyse financial data and apply investment management strategies in a financial planning context.  This is achieved by developing critical thinking and broad information literacy, then applying investment management strategies to real-world financial planning cases.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $3,420

  • Business and Corporations Law (AYQ456)

    This unit introduces students to the Australian legal environment. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of business law and company law. You will also develop your research and analysis skills in contemporary business and corporate practice.

    Price: $3,420

     

  • Children and Family Violence (JSQ202)

    Family violence and child abuse are often viewed as separate issues, but in many domestic violence situations there exists an overlap between the two. This unit synthesises research across multiple disciplines, with the aim of informing professional practice in the area.

    This unit explores the complex overlap between family violence and child abuse, in particular the relationship between domestic violence and child maltreatment. This includes topics such as the abuse of pregnant women, child trauma in domestic violence situations, and risks to children in homes where there is abuse of a parent.

    Students will also investigate child protection law and policy, particularly criminal and family law as it relates to children and domestic violence, and the court process itself. Topics covered include: mandatory reporting requirements, child abduction and the Hague convention, failure to protect laws, with a focus on intersectional impacts on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $2,484

     

  • Working with Domestic Violence Victims (JSQ204)

    Professionals who work with domestic violence victims need to develop an understanding of the diverse needs within a variety of community contexts. There are also aspects of intersectionality at play in communities that are culturally, linguistically diverse.

    In this unit students will learn about what tools and services are available to assist victims of domestic violence, as well as those whom domestic violence affects vicariously within family units and wider communities. There is an explicit focus on equipping students with a well-rounded understanding of the landscape of services and resources available, including the relevant referral pathways.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $2,484

  • Systems in Project Management (PMQ503)

    The successful management and delivery of projects requires a firm understanding of project management systems – not only in isolation, but also the interactions between systems. Students will engage with this unit using a systems thinking and integration approach, learning to assess projects in regards to scope, schedule, quality and risk management.

    You will learn conceptually about project management techniques such as the interface between organisational systems and innovation. In addition these systems are studied in the context of specific environments such as in health, safety and environmental management.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $2,760

     

  • People and Projects (PMQ504)

    Successfully completing any professional project requires the engagement of individual employee. Project managers at all levels require an appreciation of human resources. Leadership skills are essential to ensure employees in an organisation are well-organised and driven to deliver project-related outcomes on time and within budget.

    In this unit you will study the theory behind managing individuals within project teams, learning best-practice strategies to lead and motivate teams comprised of people with individual and cultural differences.

    There is an emphasis on equipping students with practical skills in mediation and conflict resolution, communication and negotiation, accompanied by a specific focus on human resources legislation and ethics.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $2,760

     

  • Population Health (PUQ106)

    Public health is one of the key concerns for a society, and a recurring issue for governments, legislators and health industry organisations and professionals.

    Students will examine future national and international challenges within a social deterministic framework that emphasises pragmatic changes that can be made to institutions in order to improve public health.

    Public health challenges specific to certain populations are also a core focus of the unit.

    Studying a single unit is an excellent way to upskill and update your knowledge in an area of professional interest, with direct relevance to your career.

    Price: $2,484

  • Disaster Response and Recovery (PUQ453)

    This unit highlights inclusive disaster response and recovery in a variety of contexts. It is imperative in the wake of a disaster or emergency situation that affected individuals and communities have access to needed relief within an enabling environment that allows them to recover and build sustainable resilience to the physical, social, environmental and economic impacts of future emergency and disaster events. Upon completion of this unit you will have a greater understanding of how to implement an inclusive disaster response and develop funding proposals.

    Price: $2,484

  • Career Development and Professional Practice (EUQ642)

    In this unit you will consider lifelong learning in the context of career and career counselling best practice. Acquire the knowledge and skills you need to lead the delivery of career development programs to a wide-ranging clientele. Develop your ability to create innovative and flexible programs that have a solid theoretical foundation and are capable of meeting individual needs.

    Price: $2,484

  • Career Counselling (EUQ643)

    Career counselling adopts personal counselling methods to help individuals explore career development issues, and is increasingly conceptualised as a learning process, with the career counsellor acting as facilitator. This unit will delve into traditional and emerging career counselling processes, and challenge you to evaluate a range of counselling perspectives. With an emphasis on the relationship between career counselling and personal counselling, you will learn to understand your role in a new way, exploring professional and ethical issues on the road to becoming an effective and judicious career counsellor.

    Price: $2,484

  • Future Trends in Learning Design (EUQ650)

    In this unit you will reinforce your understanding of contemporary learning theory and how technology can be leveraged to enhance and transform learning. By considering emerging trends, you will explore the future of learning, including the interplay between learning and new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and robotics; and new models of learning such as open education and learning within online environments.

    Price: $2,484

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Hone your skill set

Studying a postgraduate short course is a great way to upskill and develop as a professional. Studying a micro unit or single unit is convenient and equips you with an immediately useful skill. Choosing to study what’s precisely relevant to you and your career – perhaps addressing a gap in your skill set or formalising your knowledge – is an excellent way to stand out and take a positive step forward in your professional development.

In your own time and on your own terms

Life is full of commitments, in particular for working professionals who at times have to juggle full-time work with family and other responsibilities. Studying a short course with QUT Online makes postgraduate study possible, with flexible online short course study options to suit any schedule.