Fee Savings for Postgrad Courses

If you've been thinking of upskilling in your current field or enhancing your employment prospects, now is the perfect time to apply for a subsidised postgraduate certificate at CQU.

A range of our graduate certificates offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to eligible students. You’ll pay a student contribution rather than full postgrad tuition fees if you meet CSP eligibility criteria. This means you can enjoy significant fee savings benefiting from heavily subsidised postgraduate fees.

The subsidised graduate certificates align with high-demand areas identified nationally as part of the Australian Government’s Job Ready Graduates Package initiative, allowing you to gain an in-demand, postgraduate degree at a reduced price.

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If you would like to know more or talk to us about any of our Commonwealth Supported postgraduate courses, you can book a conversation to schedule a call with our team.

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Looking for a pathway into research or to enhance your research skills? Whether your background is in government, community, professional, or industry settings, our Graduate Certificate in Research will equip you with advanced research skills tailored to suit your current employment context and/or areas of research interest.

You can enjoy significant fee savings with Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible students. The indicative CSP fee for 2023 is $2,062.


At CQU, a range of graduate certificates have been approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places which means the fees you pay, could be significantly reduced.

Eligible students who are offered a Commonwealth Supported Place, will pay the student contribution amount, rather than full tuition fees. Click through to the course page to see the indicative student contribution for your course of interest.

Please note, for those who may not be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, or when Commonwealth Supported Places are full, these graduate certificates will still have Domestic Full Fee places available. When you apply, you'll be advised whether your place is Commonwealth Supported, or a Full-Fee Domestic Place. Apply early to take advantage of the job ready savings.

Our graduate certificates are available to start in Term 1 (March) and many have full-time and part-time study options. You can also apply to start in Term 2 (July) for some courses. Courses offered on our Be Different platform, our hyper-flexible online learning platform, can be started anytime.

For more information on availabilities visit the course page using the links above.

Yes.  If you study a graduate certificate, and there is a related graduate diploma or masters course, you will be eligible to articulate into these related courses. You will receive credit for the units completed if you articular into the related graduate diploma or masters.

Our approved graduate certificates are a great way to take advantage of significant fee savings , and articulate into a masters degree.

To understand whether you are eligible for Commonwealth support and pay the reduced student contributions, please visit our fees page for details on eligibility for Commonwealth support.