Graduate certificate courses – study online
Make a difference in your career and your community. A graduate certificate gives you a postgraduate qualification that combines cutting-edge theory with professional skills. Upskill with the latest knowledge in your discipline – or take the perfect step to start exploring a new area of interest.
With professional accredited courses available to study online – you can easily upgrade your qualifications in as little as six months with a graduate certificate around your other commitments. And because Charles Sturt is Australia’s online university of choice, you know you’re in good hands.
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At Charles Sturt University, study support isn’t an add on; it’s part of your experience. Whenever you need support on your study journey, we’ll be there.
We have dedicated online learning advisers available every day until 7pm. You can reach them by phone, email, Skype or online chat. Our Study Skills team are here to help you with the nuts and bolts of study – from researching topics through writing assignments to referencing papers. You can talk to a study adviser one-to-one online or over the phone, and access web resources around the clock. With 24/7 IT support, you’ll never have to stress about tech issues. And if you ever just need someone to talk to, reach out to our health and wellbeing team.
Boost your earning potential
Median salaries are more than $22,000 higher for those with a postgraduate degree compared to those who hold undergraduate qualifications.* You’re investing in your future, and at Charles Sturt University we want to help you make it count.
We offer more than $3m in scholarships and grants that can make getting qualified that bit easier. A Charles Sturt scholarship can help cover costs like textbooks, travel and attending work placements. There are dedicated scholarships for postgraduate and online students, and you could be eligible to apply for more than one. The key step to getting a scholarship? Apply
*2020 QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey
Study that suits your life
More students choose to study online with Charles Sturt University than any other university in Australia.† In fact, more than 25,000 people are studying with us online right now. So we put everything in place to enable you to advance in your industry, diversify your expertise or start your next career – all from the comfort of... wherever you like.
When you study online with Charles Sturt University, everything you need is there at the click of a mouse. Lectures, tutorials, assessments, resources, community spaces. Plus, our extensive digital library is available 24/7, with plenty of online resources and how-to guides to help you find what you need. We’ve even got a dedicated library YouTube channel for all your library learning know-how. And if you need any books sent to you, we’ll post them out free of charge.
†Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics
Charles Sturt University is #1 for undergraduate employment
Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021/22
Charles Sturt University graduates get paid well
Our undergrads earn an average of $66,800 straight after graduating, and our postgrads earn a median starting salary of $95,000.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021/22
We're Australia’s most experienced online university
Get where you want to go... from wherever you are.
¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics
You might be asking...
What is a graduate certificate? chevron_right
A graduate certificate is an ideal stepping stone to get the latest knowledge in your discipline, or start exploring an entirely new area of interest. They are the next level of postgraduate study after a single subject (which if you've done one, you could get credit for in your graduate certificate). They are all available online, so you can update your qualifications while working, and can be completed in as little as 26 weeks.
What are the benefits of studying a graduate certificate? chevron_right
There are plenty of reasons to study a graduate certificate, but the big one? You'll get further, specialised knowledge in an area you're passionate about. Whether you want to upskill and build on the knowledge you gained during your undergraduate degree, or reskill and take your career on a different path – a graduate certificate will give you the in-demand skills employers are looking for. The best bit? All Charles Sturt graduate certificates are delivered 100 per cent online – so you can study part-time and still work full-time. You can login and learn from any device at anytime. You can fit study around your life, not the other way around.
Can I study a graduate certificate online? chevron_right
Absolutely. You can study any graduate certificate online. Charles Sturt University is one of the largest and most experienced providers of online education in Australia. More than 25,000 people are studying with us online right now. So we put everything in place to enable you to advance in your industry, diversify your expertise or start your next career – all from the comfort of… wherever you like. When you study online with Charles Sturt University, everything you need is there at the click of a mouse. Lectures, tutorials, assessments, resources, community spaces. Plus, our extensive digital library is available 24/7, with plenty of online resources and how-to guides to help you find what you need. We’ve even got a dedicated library YouTube channel for all your library learning know-how. And if you need any books sent to you, we’ll post them out free of charge.
How do I apply for a graduate certificate? chevron_right
Applying for a graduate certificate is simple – and you can do so in as little as 15 minutes. All you need to do is apply online direct to Charles Sturt. Need help with your application? No worries. Supporting you is what we do best. Just reach out to our friendly team and we can answer any questions you might have to keep your application moving.