Postgraduate courses

You live in a progressive world, and so do we. Thinking it’s time to advance your career or explore a new industry? Match your career move with a choice of more than 200 industry-accredited postgraduate online courses across 19 diverse career areas.

And because you’re already busy, flexible online learning will help you achieve your career goals on your schedule. From single subjects and graduate certificates to master's and research degrees, we’re here to help you make your next move count.

Want to start studying in July? Applications are open now. Secure your spot before they close on 30 April.

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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.

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Want to boost your finances?

A postgraduate degree makes a big difference to your earning potential. Median salaries are more than $20,000 higher for postgrads compared to undergrads.* 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

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*2019 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.

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Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

Charles Sturt University is #1 for graduate employment

Get qualified and get the job. More Charles Sturt grads get jobs faster than grads from any other university in Australia.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

Charles Sturt University is a 5-star uni for graduate salaries

Get your dream job and get paid well for it! Charles Sturt grads earn an average of $68,900 straight after graduating.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

We're Australia’s online university of choice

More students choose to study online with Charles Sturt University than any other university in Australia.

¹Department of Education, Skills and Employment Higher Education Statistics

You might be asking...

  • What are the benefits of postgraduate study?

    A postgraduate qualification opens up a lot of career opportunities. You can build on your skills to go for that promotion. You could also take your learning in a new direction and reskill for a career change. Either way, a postgrad degree makes a big difference to your earning potential. Median salaries are more than $22,000 higher for postgrads compared to undergrads.*

    *QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

  • Which level of study should I choose?

    There are four levels of postgraduate study you can choose from, depending on your goals and previous study. A graduate certificate broadens the skills and knowledge you've already gained through an undergraduate degree. It's also a great stepping stone to a graduate diploma or master's degree. A graduate diploma is a specialised qualification, expanding on the skills you gained through your undergraduate degree or graduate certificate. Your graduate diploma can also lead to a master's degree. A master's degree may be comprised of different combinations of coursework, project work and research. This is a specialised qualification and can lead to career advancement, and opportunities for further study (such as a doctorate / PhD). And a PhD – sometimes called a Higher Degree by Research – is the highest level university qualification. This is a qualification in which you conduct your own research and document your findings as a thesis or dissertation.

  • What is a residential school?

    A res school is your personal invitation to come on campus for an intensive study experience for between one and five days. Res school provides face-to-face learning with academics and other students in your course, and gives you the opportunity to engage in interactive learning, go deeper into course material and ask plenty of questions. What's more, we have special accommodation offers and grants to help make attending residential schools more affordable.

  • Can I afford postgraduate study?

    A postgraduate degree makes a big difference to your earning potential. Median salaries are more than $22,000 higher for postgrads compared to undergrads.* 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. You can speak to the dedicated Charles Sturt University financial team to get advice and info on everything finance. We can help you apply for scholarships, as well as government schemes like FEE-HELP, and grants for specific aspects of your study like attending residential schools. And don’t forget, if there’s a direct connection between your study and your work, you could claim your course fees as a tax deduction. As a Charles Sturt University alumni, you can benefit from a 10 per cent discount on any future courses. So, if you ever want to come back to pursue more study, you’ll be ahead of the game before you start.

    *QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2020

  • Can I advance my career sooner with credit?

    At Charles Sturt University, we believe your experience counts for a lot. We know you’re studying to build on your experience. From technical know-how to collaborative skills, and from professional development to informal learning – we know you have a lot to offer. So  we take it into account when you apply, through our recognition of prior learning program. You could receive credit towards your degree, meaning you could graduate quicker.

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