Single Units

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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: $3,564

  • Financial Planning Principles and Regulation (AYQ457)

    For financial planners and advisers, as well as those working in conjunction with the financial planning industry, it is vital to possess the foundational knowledge of the regulations that govern financial services in Australia.

     

    This unit introduces students to the key provisions of the law and regulations relating to corporate securities and financial services – essential knowledge not only for financial planners and advisers, but also accountants, auditors, business analysts and stockbrokers. 

    Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge of the financial planning regulatory environment to real-world financial planning issues and challenges within various contexts, demonstrating advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills.

    A single unit can be completed over ten weeks, and you can study two single units concurrently for a full-time study load.

    Price: $3,564

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence (JSQ201)

    This unit focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence. Its main objectives include; introducing the different types of abuse that comprise domestic violence, explaining the dynamics, characteristics, distribution and contributing factors of domestic violence, providing skills and tools to critically assess domestic violence research and reviewing contemporary and historical developments in domestic violence policy.

    Price: $2,592

  • Reducing Lethal Risk (JSQ203)

    In this unit, you will learn how to identify and assess domestic violence risks and how to intervene and reduce the risk of domestic homicide and suicide across your professional practice.

    Price: $2,592

  • Project Management Essentials 1 (PMQ501)

    This unit focuses on the aspects of project planning and project development. Building an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects. This will prepare you for further study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional work.

    Price: $2,880

  • Health Care Law and Ethics (LWQ164)

    This unit focuses on the critical and often contested relationship between law and ethics. You will develop an advanced understanding of how law and ethics relate to healthcare.

    Price: $3,036

  • Contemporary Health Management (PUQ210)

    This unit focuses on the principles and practice of management in health such as; organisational management; strategic management; resource management including financial and human resource management; information management; project management and change management. Develop analytical, evaluative and political skills for organisations characterised by constant change.

    Price: $2,592

  • Health Systems (PUQ640)

    This unit focuses on the factors that influence the design and functioning of both Australian and International healthcare systems. Using the Australian Health Care System as a case study, you will be introduced to conceptual frameworks fundamental to the organisation of health systems, covering issues such as structure, operations, funding and evaluation.

    Price: $2,880

  • Disaster Management (PUQ451)

    This unit is a foundational subject that introduces the core concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies, whether man-made or climate-related disasters. You will explore the various types, nature and impact of disasters and emergencies on communities in local, national and international contexts. An overview of the roles national and international agencies play in disaster management will also be a focus of enquiry.

    Price: $2,592

  • Disaster Planning and Preparedness (PUQ452)

    Preparation is a fundamental concern for disaster emergency services and agencies. In this unit you will engage in the real-world assessment of disaster risk and the strategies of forming resilient disaster and emergency response processes. You will reflect on the international understanding of disaster risk, locating disaster and emergency response in a global context, based on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Price: $2,592

  • Think Like a Lawyer in the Digital World (LWQ701)

    This unit is an introduction to legal process within a digital context, in which students will learn skills to analyse the laws, legal principles and regulations that govern data use in light of emerging technologies. If you are entering the course without having previously studied law, this unit will help you build a foundation in understanding common law and the implications of its application with a transitional digital context. If you have studied law or have previous legal experience, this unit will extend your understanding of law into the digital space, with an emphasis on understanding the transnational nature of digital technologies and the implications for both national and international law. You will have the opportunity to research multiple sources in order to identify and respond to legal risk in authentic digital technology scenarios.

    Price: $3,036

  • Introductory Educational Counselling (EUQ640)

    The aim of effective counselling is to give your clients the tools they need to attain their individual goals. This unit equips you with the core counselling techniques and communication skills that underpin best-practice counselling. With a foundational understanding of the development of counselling psychology, and the practical skills to form and maintain a productive counselling relationship, you will be able to help students and clients chart complex career pathways at a time when the pathways from school to a career are increasingly fractured.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Designing for Learning (EUQ648)

    In this unit you will explore the existing field of contemporary learning theory and gain an understanding of how this theory informs the design and development of innovative learning materials. You will review the scope of strategies and technologies that are used to engage learners, and discover new ways to evaluate varied learning design frameworks, assessing their applicability in particular settings. With an emphasis on instructional design principles and reflective practice, you will collaborate with peers and facilitators to examine, reflect upon and design appropriate learning environments.

    Price: $2,592

  • Authentic Learning and Assessment (EUQ649)

    Examine the theory and practice behind assessment and feedback, as well as the underlying principles that govern quality assessment and evaluation. In this unit you will determine how assessment design supports learning, and how this translates to an online environment. You will use industry-relevant tools, media and technology to produce authentic assessments based on stakeholder requirements – all grounded in the principles of authentic assessment design.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Participating in Digital Cultures (EUQ644)

    Technological innovation in the digital domain is transforming how we understand knowledge, learning and communication. This technological revolution is having a tremendous effect on education, particularly as we see teachers increasingly adopt sophisticated technologies in the classroom.

    Education must be understood as an evolving environment of change, challenge and opportunity.

    In this unit you will investigate a range of key themes underpinning digital learning, thereby extending your capacity to participate critically, creatively and ethically within the emerging digital cultures.

    Through an exploration of the digital self you will reflect upon the intentional and unintentional traces and identities created through widespread participation in online contexts.

    Price: $2,592

  • Learning Through Knowledge Networks (EUQ646)

    Contemporary learners are immersed in rapidly changing, highly networked environments that encourage knowledge construction through participation and collaboration, using an array of digital technologies.

    By studying this unit you will augment your online personal learning network (PLN) while you maintain and interact with stakeholders in both formal and informal contexts.

    You will also extend your engagement with knowledge networks for professional learning and the promotion of innovative learning opportunities.

    Price: $2,592

  • Policy, Governance and Justice (JSQ165)

    All government agencies require public officials with high-level writing, communication and consultation skills, all of which are integral for developing effective policy and conducting policy research.

    This unit will help you develop and hone your verbal and written communication skills while you cultivate a foundational understanding of the government policy cycle and the wider policy issues associated with government work, particularly within social justice environments.

    Similarly, you will have the opportunity to build knowledge of theories and types of corruption, the psychology and sociology of ethical judgement, and the ethics of public sector work.

  • Public Sector Research Skills and Methods (JSQ167)

    Applied research skills are an increasingly in-demand skill for those seeking to engage with professional research and policy. This is true for those not only wishing to work in government, but also in non-government and academic contexts.

    By studying this unit you will hone your applied research skills, and the ability to evaluate policies in order to support the rigorous development of public policy.

  • Taxation Law and Practice (AYQ438)

    In this unit you will extend your business and company law knowledge to the Australian taxation system. You will understand taxable income and allowable deductions, GST, FBT and the taxation implications of a range of business structures. You will develop research and analysis skills to solve real taxation problems.

    Price: $3,036

  • Superannuation and Wealth Management (AYQ442)

    This unit introduces students to personal wealth management and, in particular, to the Australian superannuation system and its regulatory framework. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are essential for accounting and financial planning professionals working in any areas of practice associated with superannuation funds. You will use your knowledge to provide sound superannuation, and associated wealth management advice to employees and employers.

    Price: $3,564

  • Project Management Essentials 2 (PMQ502)

    This unit focuses on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover. Continuing from PMQ501, you will develop your appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline.

    Price: $2,880

  • Organisations and Projects (PMQ602)

    The management of human resources issues required to achieve outcomes is critical for the success of a project. In this unit you will study aspects of effectively managing human resources at an organisational level, including project organisational structures, human resource planning, stakeholder management, high performance teams and organisational development.

    Price: $2,880

  • Strategy and Projects (PMQ604)

    Projects and programs grow out of the business lifecycle and also feed into that lifecycle. In this unit, you will learn how the project or program adds value to both the client and provider organisations and how that value can be sustained for a long periods if managed appropriately. You will also study contemporary program and portfolio management approaches and how to practically relate them to organisation dynamics and project benefits realisation.

    Price: $2,880

  • The Digital Creative Economy and the Future of Work (CCQ201)

    This unit frames itself around an investigation into the digital creative economy: what it is, how it is continuing to evolve, and how communication and media industries are responding to the ongoing technological disruption. For digital communication professionals, it is vital to understand the specific implications as relevant industries continue to change. In this unit students will grasp the complexities of how the digital creative economy operates – including the emerging trends that characterise the digital economy, and how to thrive in this environment as a digital communication professional.

    Price: $2,592

  • Automating the Digital World (CCQ202)

    With the emergence of AI and automation technology, it is increasingly important for digital communication professionals to understand how these technological developments are transforming communication, as well as the ethical issues surrounding how these technologies are used for improving audience reach and engagement. Recent scholarly research is a focus of this unit, as the issues remain at the forefront of change within digital communication industries. Students will develop a future-focused orientation to change in the industry, engaging with embryotic and emerging technologies in both theory and practice, examining the ways these technologies are likely to disrupt the ways in which we communicate. More broadly, algorithmic culture and communication will be a core area of enquiry.

    Price: $2,592

  • Protect and License IP in Digital Assets (LWQ703)

    Digital technologies provide us with seemingly limitless access to images, books, articles, music and other creative works. As positive as this is, it has also blurred the clarity around whether the content we access digitally is legal or not. In this unit, students examine how the law protects the rights of content creators through legal mechanisms such as copyright, and how these mechanisms have been transposed into a digital context. You will learn about the restrictions on accessing works owned by others and the scope of fair use laws, as well as the potential legal liabilities that may arise. You will also develop an understanding of the legal mechanisms that can protect the innovative digital content individuals produce.

    Price: $3,036

  • 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: $3,564

  • 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: $3,564

     

  • Insurance and Risk Management (EFQ516)

    In this unit you will extend your financial planning knowledge and skills to insurance products and risk management. You will use research and analysis of complex insurance and risk problems to provide sound financial advice to clients.

    Price: $3,564

  • 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: $2,592

     

  • 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: $2,592

  • 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: $2,880

     

  • 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: $2,880

     

  • Projects and Performance (PMQ601)

    Examining the specific methods and tools that can improve key performance targets, this unit focuses on the context and principles of performance management issues in projects. You will develop your ability to gather information, apply the most appropriate methods, and make holistic and integrated decisions.

    Price: $2,880

  • Project Investigation 1 (PMQ603)

    This unit allows you to solve discipline specific real world problems and effectively communicate processes and solutions within the context of your professional practice. You will be equipped with applied research knowledge and skills. As a contemporary Project Manager, this unit will guide you to gather the best available evidence to make informed decisions, solve problems, establish best practice as well as innovate and develop within your project.

    Price: $2,880

  • Strategic Project Procurement (PMQ605)

    Identifying and evaluating the procurement options for your client and project is critical to the success of projects and programs. This unit looks at contemporary market options and the preparations both client and tenderers must make to effectively manage the engagement and contract phases of procurement strategy.

    Price: $2,880

  • Health Economics: Applications and Policy (EFQ423)

    This unit looks at how economics is applied to the health sector and used in the financial management of Australian and international healthcare settings. Develop your skills in health and financial management decision-making principles and processes. Learn to effectively manage resources with the associated financial implications for your chosen area.

    Price: $2,880

     

  • 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: $2,592

  • Leadership in Health Management (PUQ632)

    The health industry is one of the largest in Australia. The proficient delivery of these essential services has a genuine effect on people’s lives, which is why the successful management of health services is vital to society as a whole.

    In this unit you will learn about contemporary issues in health management, and strategies to address these problems. With strategic leadership it is possible to improve the accessibility and quality of various health services, even in the midst of industry-wide complexity and ongoing change.

    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: $2,880

  • Research Methods in Health (HLQ707)

    This unit focuses on providing clinicians and public health practitioners with the supported experience of designing competitive and defensible research. Students will extend their skills and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of rigorous health research to undertake an independent research project.

    Price: $2,592

  • Leadership in Disaster Management (PUQ454)

    Leadership is essential to the effective coordination of resources in emergency and disaster scenarios. You will examine the underlying drivers of risk – including increasing global interdependencies and uneven economic development – and have the opportunity to practice environmental scanning, stakeholder mapping, crisis communication planning and decision-making. All within a rapidly-changing environment. You will also learn how to prepare and deliver a media briefing using effective communication strategies and protocol.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Social Media Strategy Project (12 credit points) (CCQ108)

    The Social Media Strategy Project is a Work Integrated Learning Unit, in which you will work with a real client facing a social media challenge. This will be an excellent opportunity to synthesise and apply the skills and knowledge acquired studying the earlier micro units in the program. You will interpret your client’s brief and delivering a client pitch. Your task will involve planning a project using Agile methodology, using design thinking in accordance with a coherent social media strategy to meet the requirements of the client brief.

    The Social Media Strategy Project is worth 12 credit points, equivalent to a standard unit.

    Price: $2,592

  • Communication Research and Problem Solving (CCQ203)

    Digital communication professionals are often called upon to undertake independent research projects that generate innovative solutions to complex problems. This unit exposes students to communication-specific academic and professional research methods, both traditional and emerging. These methods – which include creative problem solving, project design and planning – will prepare students continuing on to a masters qualification, setting them up for success in the CCN301 Digital Communication Project 1 or CCN302 Digital Communication Project 2. In a practical sense students will develop a project proposal, seek ethics clearance and plan for the capstone project.

    Price: $2,592

  • Communicating with Bots (CCQ206)

    Bots and other technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are changing the way communication is planned and executed and how stories are told and evolve across social media platforms. In this unit students will examine the impact of such technologies on best practice communication planning and implementation. Students will develop their own bots that will algorithmically communicate on their behalf via social media platforms.

    Price: $2,592

  • Data Privacy and Security (LWQ702)

    Data privacy and security are critical areas of legal risk in the digital era. In this unit students will develop an awareness of how workplace data use is effectively regulated to protect the privacy of people’s data. You will have the opportunity to examine both national and international data collection obligations, with an emphasis on the key responsibility of data custodians to secure data to prevent unauthorised use. You will also develop your ability to synthesise knowledge from various legal sources to identify legal risks in a digital data-driven context.

    Price: $3,036

  • Mitigate Risks from Emerging Technologies (LWQ704)

    The emergence of new digital technologies has prompted the need for existing law to be re-interpreted and applied to a context in which there are unique legal and risks associated with these technologies. In this unit you will examine specific digital technologies, for example artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer and robotics, and the digital application of cryptography with the rise of electronic commerce and digital cryptocurrencies. In many instances these and other new technologies are affecting society in ways previously unimagined and unaccounted for in existing law and regulation. You will learn to re-interpret and apply existing legal and regulatory frameworks and ethical principles to data use and digital technology. In this way, you will be on the forefront advising both technology developers and users in your organisation to prioritise safety and data protection through effective and ethical regulation.

    Price: $3,036

  • Career Development Theory and Policy (EUQ641)

    Career development is a broad and constantly evolving field relevant to all individuals. Recent developments in education highlight the importance for educators and career practitioners within education fields to better prepare people for the rapidly changing world of work. This unit provides an opportunity to examine career development theory, practice, policy and research, and apply this to career counselling practice. With a focus on lifelong learning and professional development, become a counsellor with the background knowledge and expertise to guide students and clients through the process of proactively developing and redefining their career.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Authentic Learning and Assessment (EUQ649)

    Examine the theory and practice behind assessment and feedback, as well as the underlying principles that govern quality assessment and evaluation. In this unit you will determine how assessment design supports learning, and how this translates to an online environment. You will use industry-relevant tools, media and technology to produce authentic assessments based on stakeholder requirements – all grounded in the principles of authentic assessment design.

    Price: $2,592

  • Learning Design Project (EUQ651)

    This is a project-based unit that enables you to put into practice your advanced understanding of learning design in authentic contexts. You will work directly with an industry or community partner to design an agreed learning experience that applies pedagogical design principles, authentic assessment and feedback, all the while embedding technologies that augment the learning experience for students.

    Price: $2,592

  • Information Practices and Inquiry (EUQ645)

    Digitally networked technologies have created an environment of information abundance. As information proliferates, the ability to locate, filter, analyse, evaluate, recontextualise and apply information has grown in importance.

    In this unit you will unpack the intricacies of our algorithmic culture, enhancing your own information practices with an emphasis on knowledge production and digital literacy – developed through problem solving and research, and located within the context of education.

    $2,592

  • Designing Learning Spaces (EUQ647)

    Educators and learners engage in learning within a variety of spaces and learning environments both physical and virtual. Learning space design must respond to contemporary pedagogy and prioritise the accessibility of fixed and mobile technologies. All while continuing to take in account individual learners’ needs and attributes.

    In this unit you will learn to view familiar educational environments, both physical and virtual, in creative and innovative ways. You will see how purposeful learning space design augments students’ learning experiences, and better prepares them for the future world of work.

  • Justice Institutions (JSQ166)

    A comprehensive understanding of the Australian public service is crucial for those wishing to work in the public service, whether at local, state or federal level.

    This unit equips you with a sophisticated understanding of the Australian public service, with a compelling focus on governance institutions at all levels of government, as well as the related ethical obligations of public officials working in these institutions and services.

  • Critical Policy Skills (JSQ168)

    The ability to undertake rigorous, effective and critically-informed analyses of public policy proposals is an essential attribute of policy professionals.

    This unit provides you with the opportunity to synthesise your public policy development skills and critical reasoning ability with your knowledge of government institutions.

    You will learn strategies for navigating stakeholder relationships, which is an essential skill when designing and overseeing the successful implementation of public policy – particularly for justice-related policies that seek to address marginalisation and social injustice, thereby improving social inclusion.

  • 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: $3,564

  • Financial Planning Principles and Regulation (AYQ457)

    For financial planners and advisers, as well as those working in conjunction with the financial planning industry, it is vital to possess the foundational knowledge of the regulations that govern financial services in Australia.

     

    This unit introduces students to the key provisions of the law and regulations relating to corporate securities and financial services – essential knowledge not only for financial planners and advisers, but also accountants, auditors, business analysts and stockbrokers. 

    Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge of the financial planning regulatory environment to real-world financial planning issues and challenges within various contexts, demonstrating advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills.

    A single unit can be completed over ten weeks, and you can study two single units concurrently for a full-time study load.

    Price: $3,564

  • Behavioural Client Management – Financial Planning (Capstone) (EFQ520)

    In this unit you will synthesise and extend the knowledge and skills you have gained in earlier units. This unit will allow you to use advanced critical thinking skills to solve real-world financial planning problems. You will also apply your professional practice skills to complex client cases and client problems.

    Price: $3,564

  • Taxation Law and Practice (AYQ438)

    In this unit you will extend your business and company law knowledge to the Australian taxation system. You will understand taxable income and allowable deductions, GST, FBT and the taxation implications of a range of business structures. You will develop research and analysis skills to solve real taxation problems.

    Price: $3,036

  • Superannuation and Wealth Management (AYQ442)

    This unit introduces students to personal wealth management and, in particular, to the Australian superannuation system and its regulatory framework. The knowledge and skills developed in this unit are essential for accounting and financial planning professionals working in any areas of practice associated with superannuation funds. You will use your knowledge to provide sound superannuation, and associated wealth management advice to employees and employers.

    Price: $3,564

  • Dynamics of Domestic Violence (JSQ201)

    This unit focuses on the dynamics of domestic violence. Its main objectives include; introducing the different types of abuse that comprise domestic violence, explaining the dynamics, characteristics, distribution and contributing factors of domestic violence, providing skills and tools to critically assess domestic violence research and reviewing contemporary and historical developments in domestic violence policy.

    Price: $2,592

  • Reducing Lethal Risk (JSQ203)

    In this unit, you will learn how to identify and assess domestic violence risks and how to intervene and reduce the risk of domestic homicide and suicide across your professional practice.

    Price: $2,592

  • Project Management Essentials 1 (PMQ501)

    This unit focuses on the aspects of project planning and project development. Building an appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline, the unit will describe, clarify, and formalise project management of the front end of projects. This will prepare you for further study or bring new knowledge and skills to your professional work.

    Price: $2,880

  • Project Management Essentials 2 (PMQ502)

    This unit focuses on the final two phases of project management; project delivery and handover. Continuing from PMQ501, you will develop your appreciation of the nature and role of project management as a professional discipline.

    Price: $2,880

  • Organisations and Projects (PMQ602)

    The management of human resources issues required to achieve outcomes is critical for the success of a project. In this unit you will study aspects of effectively managing human resources at an organisational level, including project organisational structures, human resource planning, stakeholder management, high performance teams and organisational development.

    Price: $2,880

  • Strategy and Projects (PMQ604)

    Projects and programs grow out of the business lifecycle and also feed into that lifecycle. In this unit, you will learn how the project or program adds value to both the client and provider organisations and how that value can be sustained for a long periods if managed appropriately. You will also study contemporary program and portfolio management approaches and how to practically relate them to organisation dynamics and project benefits realisation.

    Price: $2,880

  • Project Investigation 2 (PMQ606)

    In this unit you will explore project problems which can be ill-defined or complex. You will apply skills previously gained in your degree to an advanced project management problem domain. This will allow you to determine specific project outcomes and precisely define the elements of your project.

    Price: $2,880

  • Managing the Project (PMQ608)

    Apply your learnings to a real world project from inception to closeout. This unit will help you implement the knowledge, skills and tools developed throughout the Master’s program.

    Price: $2,880

  • Health Care Law and Ethics (LWQ164)

    This unit focuses on the critical and often contested relationship between law and ethics. You will develop an advanced understanding of how law and ethics relate to healthcare.

    Price: $3,036

  • Contemporary Health Management (PUQ210)

    This unit focuses on the principles and practice of management in health such as; organisational management; strategic management; resource management including financial and human resource management; information management; project management and change management. Develop analytical, evaluative and political skills for organisations characterised by constant change.

    Price: $2,592

  • Health Systems (PUQ640)

    This unit focuses on the factors that influence the design and functioning of both Australian and International healthcare systems. Using the Australian Health Care System as a case study, you will be introduced to conceptual frameworks fundamental to the organisation of health systems, covering issues such as structure, operations, funding and evaluation.

    Price: $2,880

  • Project (HLQ709)

    This unit focuses on you being able to demonstrate creativity and initiative in the analysis, synthesis and application of knowledge and skills relevant to a specified area of study. By undertaking a research project you have the opportunity to consolidate, extend and apply the advanced knowledge and skills gained through the course to date. This is a 24 credit point (or double) unit.

    Price: $2,592

  • Disaster Management (PUQ451)

    This unit is a foundational subject that introduces the core concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies, whether man-made or climate-related disasters. You will explore the various types, nature and impact of disasters and emergencies on communities in local, national and international contexts. An overview of the roles national and international agencies play in disaster management will also be a focus of enquiry.

    Price: $2,592

  • Disaster Planning and Preparedness (PUQ452)

    Preparation is a fundamental concern for disaster emergency services and agencies. In this unit you will engage in the real-world assessment of disaster risk and the strategies of forming resilient disaster and emergency response processes. You will reflect on the international understanding of disaster risk, locating disaster and emergency response in a global context, based on the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    Price: $2,592

  • The Digital Creative Economy and the Future of Work (CCQ201)

    This unit frames itself around an investigation into the digital creative economy: what it is, how it is continuing to evolve, and how communication and media industries are responding to the ongoing technological disruption. For digital communication professionals, it is vital to understand the specific implications as relevant industries continue to change. In this unit students will grasp the complexities of how the digital creative economy operates – including the emerging trends that characterise the digital economy, and how to thrive in this environment as a digital communication professional.

    Price: $2,592

  • Automating the Digital World (CCQ202)

    With the emergence of AI and automation technology, it is increasingly important for digital communication professionals to understand how these technological developments are transforming communication, as well as the ethical issues surrounding how these technologies are used for improving audience reach and engagement. Recent scholarly research is a focus of this unit, as the issues remain at the forefront of change within digital communication industries. Students will develop a future-focused orientation to change in the industry, engaging with embryotic and emerging technologies in both theory and practice, examining the ways these technologies are likely to disrupt the ways in which we communicate. More broadly, algorithmic culture and communication will be a core area of enquiry.

    Price: $2,592

  • Audience Analytics (CCQ204)

    Digital technologies have transformed the way communication professionals engage with and analyse diverse media audiences. This unit teaches students methods and metric frameworks for identifying and measuring audiences and audience behaviours. Students will learn about established and emerging methods for analysing audience characteristics and behaviours, including experiments, dynamic network analysis, issue mapping, focus groups and surveys. The ethical and legal aspects related to analysis of online audience behaviour will also be a central focus.

    Price: $2,592

  • Think Like a Lawyer in the Digital World (LWQ701)

    This unit is an introduction to legal process within a digital context, in which students will learn skills to analyse the laws, legal principles and regulations that govern data use in light of emerging technologies. If you are entering the course without having previously studied law, this unit will help you build a foundation in understanding common law and the implications of its application with a transitional digital context. If you have studied law or have previous legal experience, this unit will extend your understanding of law into the digital space, with an emphasis on understanding the transnational nature of digital technologies and the implications for both national and international law. You will have the opportunity to research multiple sources in order to identify and respond to legal risk in authentic digital technology scenarios.

    Price: $3,036

  • Protect and License IP in Digital Assets (LWQ703)

    Digital technologies provide us with seemingly limitless access to images, books, articles, music and other creative works. As positive as this is, it has also blurred the clarity around whether the content we access digitally is legal or not. In this unit, students examine how the law protects the rights of content creators through legal mechanisms such as copyright, and how these mechanisms have been transposed into a digital context. You will learn about the restrictions on accessing works owned by others and the scope of fair use laws, as well as the potential legal liabilities that may arise. You will also develop an understanding of the legal mechanisms that can protect the innovative digital content individuals produce.

    Price: $3,036

  • Introductory Educational Counselling (EUQ640)

    The aim of effective counselling is to give your clients the tools they need to attain their individual goals. This unit equips you with the core counselling techniques and communication skills that underpin best-practice counselling. With a foundational understanding of the development of counselling psychology, and the practical skills to form and maintain a productive counselling relationship, you will be able to help students and clients chart complex career pathways at a time when the pathways from school to a career are increasingly fractured.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Designing for Learning (EUQ648)

    In this unit you will explore the existing field of contemporary learning theory and gain an understanding of how this theory informs the design and development of innovative learning materials. You will review the scope of strategies and technologies that are used to engage learners, and discover new ways to evaluate varied learning design frameworks, assessing their applicability in particular settings. With an emphasis on instructional design principles and reflective practice, you will collaborate with peers and facilitators to examine, reflect upon and design appropriate learning environments.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Participating in Digital Cultures (EUQ644)

    Technological innovation in the digital domain is transforming how we understand knowledge, learning and communication. This technological revolution is having a tremendous effect on education, particularly as we see teachers increasingly adopt sophisticated technologies in the classroom.

    Education must be understood as an evolving environment of change, challenge and opportunity.

    In this unit you will investigate a range of key themes underpinning digital learning, thereby extending your capacity to participate critically, creatively and ethically within the emerging digital cultures.

    Through an exploration of the digital self you will reflect upon the intentional and unintentional traces and identities created through widespread participation in online contexts.

    Price: $2,592

  • Learning Through Knowledge Networks (EUQ646)

    Contemporary learners are immersed in rapidly changing, highly networked environments that encourage knowledge construction through participation and collaboration, using an array of digital technologies.

    By studying this unit you will augment your online personal learning network (PLN) while you maintain and interact with stakeholders in both formal and informal contexts.

    You will also extend your engagement with knowledge networks for professional learning and the promotion of innovative learning opportunities.

    Price: $2,592

  • Policy, Governance and Justice (JSQ165)

    All government agencies require public officials with high-level writing, communication and consultation skills, all of which are integral for developing effective policy and conducting policy research.

    This unit will help you develop and hone your verbal and written communication skills while you cultivate a foundational understanding of the government policy cycle and the wider policy issues associated with government work, particularly within social justice environments.

    Similarly, you will have the opportunity to build knowledge of theories and types of corruption, the psychology and sociology of ethical judgement, and the ethics of public sector work.

  • Public Sector Research Skills and Methods (JSQ167)

    Applied research skills are an increasingly in-demand skill for those seeking to engage with professional research and policy. This is true for those not only wishing to work in government, but also in non-government and academic contexts.

    By studying this unit you will hone your applied research skills, and the ability to evaluate policies in order to support the rigorous development of public policy.

  • Advanced Business Analysis (IFQ562)

    Business Analysis is a fascinating domain. With the increased presence of digital technologies now affecting the majority of new solutions, people need to have multidisciplinary skills in business; process and project management; and Information Technology.

    You will develop a deeper understanding of business solutions that leverage digital technologies while delivering business value, situated within the context of managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.

  • Fundamentals of Business Process Management (IFQ515)

    This unit introduces a Business Process Management lifecycle and walks you through all the stages of improving a process from beginning to end.

    Process modelling plays a crucial role across multiple phases of the lifecycle and is specifcally covered in depth as an essential analysis tool and a platform for process improvements and redesign.

    This unit will develop specific skills for Business Process modelling and improvement as well as general skills in critical thinking, teamwork, presentation and writing skills.

  • Information Security Management (IFQ541)

    Information is a vital organisational asset. Information systems store, process and exchange information, and most economic sectors are dependent on electronic and automated systems. Interconnectivity is important for many organisations, but this is also increases the exposure to adverse events, necessitating the need for thorough information security management.

    This unit builds upon fundamental information security concepts, including the management of information systems that affect organisational information security: identity management, authentication, access control, monitoring, risk management, incident response and disaster recovery.

  • Digital Communication Project (24 credit points) (CCQ301)

    The Digital Communication Project is an opportunity to draw together all of the knowledge and skills acquired from the masters program. Students must implement a substantial and appropriately scoped project that can take various forms including research and/or an industry-related project that may include an internship component. A supervisor will support students to develop and execute an approved project, one that they design, plan and execute independently.

    Digital Communication Project is worth 24 credit points, equivalent to two standard units.

    Price: $5,184

  • 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: $3,564

  • 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: $3,564

     

  • Insurance and Risk Management (EFQ516)

    In this unit you will extend your financial planning knowledge and skills to insurance products and risk management. You will use research and analysis of complex insurance and risk problems to provide sound financial advice to clients.

    Price: $3,564

  • 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: $2,592

     

  • 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: $2,592

  • 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: $2,880

     

  • 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: $2,880

     

  • Projects and Performance (PMQ601)

    Examining the specific methods and tools that can improve key performance targets, this unit focuses on the context and principles of performance management issues in projects. You will develop your ability to gather information, apply the most appropriate methods, and make holistic and integrated decisions.

    Price: $2,880

  • Project Investigation 1 (PMQ603)

    This unit allows you to solve discipline specific real world problems and effectively communicate processes and solutions within the context of your professional practice. You will be equipped with applied research knowledge and skills. As a contemporary Project Manager, this unit will guide you to gather the best available evidence to make informed decisions, solve problems, establish best practice as well as innovate and develop within your project.

    Price: $2,880

  • Strategic Project Procurement (PMQ605)

    Identifying and evaluating the procurement options for your client and project is critical to the success of projects and programs. This unit looks at contemporary market options and the preparations both client and tenderers must make to effectively manage the engagement and contract phases of procurement strategy.

    Price: $2,880

  • Strategic Risk Management (PMQ607)

    In this unit you will learn how to identify, evaluate, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the risk and opportunities for your project or program. Risks are then allocated and effectively managed. You will also study contemporary risk treatments available for both client and tenderers/contractors to effectively manage their project or program.

    Price: $2,880

  • Health Economics: Applications and Policy (EFQ423)

    This unit looks at how economics is applied to the health sector and used in the financial management of Australian and international healthcare settings. Develop your skills in health and financial management decision-making principles and processes. Learn to effectively manage resources with the associated financial implications for your chosen area.

    Price: $2,880

     

  • 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: $2,592

  • Leadership in Health Management (PUQ632)

    The health industry is one of the largest in Australia. The proficient delivery of these essential services has a genuine effect on people’s lives, which is why the successful management of health services is vital to society as a whole.

    In this unit you will learn about contemporary issues in health management, and strategies to address these problems. With strategic leadership it is possible to improve the accessibility and quality of various health services, even in the midst of industry-wide complexity and ongoing change.

    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: $2,880

  • Research Methods in Health (HLQ707)

    This unit focuses on providing clinicians and public health practitioners with the supported experience of designing competitive and defensible research. Students will extend their skills and understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of rigorous health research to undertake an independent research project.

    Price: $2,592

  • Leadership in Disaster Management (PUQ454)

    Leadership is essential to the effective coordination of resources in emergency and disaster scenarios. You will examine the underlying drivers of risk – including increasing global interdependencies and uneven economic development – and have the opportunity to practice environmental scanning, stakeholder mapping, crisis communication planning and decision-making. All within a rapidly-changing environment. You will also learn how to prepare and deliver a media briefing using effective communication strategies and protocol.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Social Media Strategy Project (12 credit points) (CCQ108)

    The Social Media Strategy Project is a Work Integrated Learning Unit, in which you will work with a real client facing a social media challenge. This will be an excellent opportunity to synthesise and apply the skills and knowledge acquired studying the earlier micro units in the program. You will interpret your client’s brief and delivering a client pitch. Your task will involve planning a project using Agile methodology, using design thinking in accordance with a coherent social media strategy to meet the requirements of the client brief.

    The Social Media Strategy Project is worth 12 credit points, equivalent to a standard unit.

    Price: $2,592

  • Communication Research and Problem Solving (CCQ203)

    Digital communication professionals are often called upon to undertake independent research projects that generate innovative solutions to complex problems. This unit exposes students to communication-specific academic and professional research methods, both traditional and emerging. These methods – which include creative problem solving, project design and planning – will prepare students continuing on to a masters qualification, setting them up for success in the CCN301 Digital Communication Project 1 or CCN302 Digital Communication Project 2. In a practical sense students will develop a project proposal, seek ethics clearance and plan for the capstone project.

    Price: $2,592

  • Communicating with Bots (CCQ206)

    Bots and other technologies in the field of artificial intelligence are changing the way communication is planned and executed and how stories are told and evolve across social media platforms. In this unit students will examine the impact of such technologies on best practice communication planning and implementation. Students will develop their own bots that will algorithmically communicate on their behalf via social media platforms.

    Price: $2,592

  • Data Privacy and Security (LWQ702)

    Data privacy and security are critical areas of legal risk in the digital era. In this unit students will develop an awareness of how workplace data use is effectively regulated to protect the privacy of people’s data. You will have the opportunity to examine both national and international data collection obligations, with an emphasis on the key responsibility of data custodians to secure data to prevent unauthorised use. You will also develop your ability to synthesise knowledge from various legal sources to identify legal risks in a digital data-driven context.

    Price: $3,036

  • Mitigate Risks from Emerging Technologies (LWQ704)

    The emergence of new digital technologies has prompted the need for existing law to be re-interpreted and applied to a context in which there are unique legal and risks associated with these technologies. In this unit you will examine specific digital technologies, for example artificial intelligence and machine learning, computer and robotics, and the digital application of cryptography with the rise of electronic commerce and digital cryptocurrencies. In many instances these and other new technologies are affecting society in ways previously unimagined and unaccounted for in existing law and regulation. You will learn to re-interpret and apply existing legal and regulatory frameworks and ethical principles to data use and digital technology. In this way, you will be on the forefront advising both technology developers and users in your organisation to prioritise safety and data protection through effective and ethical regulation.

    Price: $3,036

  • Career Development Theory and Policy (EUQ641)

    Career development is a broad and constantly evolving field relevant to all individuals. Recent developments in education highlight the importance for educators and career practitioners within education fields to better prepare people for the rapidly changing world of work. This unit provides an opportunity to examine career development theory, practice, policy and research, and apply this to career counselling practice. With a focus on lifelong learning and professional development, become a counsellor with the background knowledge and expertise to guide students and clients through the process of proactively developing and redefining their career.

    Price: $2,592

  • 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: $2,592

  • Authentic Learning and Assessment (EUQ649)

    Examine the theory and practice behind assessment and feedback, as well as the underlying principles that govern quality assessment and evaluation. In this unit you will determine how assessment design supports learning, and how this translates to an online environment. You will use industry-relevant tools, media and technology to produce authentic assessments based on stakeholder requirements – all grounded in the principles of authentic assessment design.

    Price: $2,592

  • Learning Design Project (EUQ651)

    This is a project-based unit that enables you to put into practice your advanced understanding of learning design in authentic contexts. You will work directly with an industry or community partner to design an agreed learning experience that applies pedagogical design principles, authentic assessment and feedback, all the while embedding technologies that augment the learning experience for students.

    Price: $2,592

  • Information Practices and Inquiry (EUQ645)

    Digitally networked technologies have created an environment of information abundance. As information proliferates, the ability to locate, filter, analyse, evaluate, recontextualise and apply information has grown in importance.

    In this unit you will unpack the intricacies of our algorithmic culture, enhancing your own information practices with an emphasis on knowledge production and digital literacy – developed through problem solving and research, and located within the context of education.

    $2,592

  • Designing Learning Spaces (EUQ647)

    Educators and learners engage in learning within a variety of spaces and learning environments both physical and virtual. Learning space design must respond to contemporary pedagogy and prioritise the accessibility of fixed and mobile technologies. All while continuing to take in account individual learners’ needs and attributes.

    In this unit you will learn to view familiar educational environments, both physical and virtual, in creative and innovative ways. You will see how purposeful learning space design augments students’ learning experiences, and better prepares them for the future world of work.

  • Justice Institutions (JSQ166)

    A comprehensive understanding of the Australian public service is crucial for those wishing to work in the public service, whether at local, state or federal level.

    This unit equips you with a sophisticated understanding of the Australian public service, with a compelling focus on governance institutions at all levels of government, as well as the related ethical obligations of public officials working in these institutions and services.

  • Critical Policy Skills (JSQ168)

    The ability to undertake rigorous, effective and critically-informed analyses of public policy proposals is an essential attribute of policy professionals.

    This unit provides you with the opportunity to synthesise your public policy development skills and critical reasoning ability with your knowledge of government institutions.

    You will learn strategies for navigating stakeholder relationships, which is an essential skill when designing and overseeing the successful implementation of public policy – particularly for justice-related policies that seek to address marginalisation and social injustice, thereby improving social inclusion.

  • Foundations for Decision Science (IFQ521)

    Human beings engage in information environments of ever-increasing complexity both within organisations and socially. In these environments, human beings interact with information in various ways. This unit introduces principles of cognitive science relevant to understanding how human beings process information and make decisions.

    In addition, the unit presents relevant frameworks to understand what information really is. Understanding both of these aspects is necessary for modern organisations to be able to exploit their data for effective decision-making.

  • Enterprise Systems Lifecycle Management (IFQ561)

    Information systems and enterprises are increasingly interwoven. This isn’t surprising when it is information systems that play a key role in enabling enterprises to achieve their strategic objectives.

    This is a transitionary unit that highlights the important role of managers who, with a nuanced understanding of information systems, can direct the use of appropriate systems in order to achieve strategic objectives or to improve existing capabilities.

  • Network Systems (IFQ507)

    The ability to understand, analyse, design, configure and manage computer networks and network services is a requirement for a range of graduate entry information technology positions.

    This unit introduces core concepts that govern computer network administration and the Internet, in particular layered network architecture and models, hardware and software, TCP/IP protocol stack, addressing and routing, wireless networks, network security, and network services and applications. You will learn how modern computer networks and the Internet work, and how they are structured.

  • Data Driven Storytelling (CCQ205)

    Understanding and engaging with ever-growing quantities of data in meaningful ways is a challenge for both organisations and individuals. One method of doing so is to focus on data driven storytelling. In this unit students will extend their understanding of data visualisation and communication to include principles for effective information design – in particular how to visually display complex data, events and phenomena to provide concise explanations, new insights and even new discoveries for specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    Price: $2,592

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.