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Single Units

Test out postgraduate study today by studying a single unit.

Apply for a single unit

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

  • 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: $2,500

     

  • 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: $2,500

  • 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: $2,775

     

  • 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: $2,775

     

  • 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: $2,675

     

  • 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: $2,675

     

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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.