Job Ready Graduates Package Short Courses

Upskill or kickstart your career in 2021 with the latest Australian Government Job-Ready Packages, offering undergraduate and postgraduate approved short courses. Gain your first or next university qualification in as little as six months and improve your employability in a high priority industry. You can also use the opportunity to test a field of study or earn credits for further study while benefiting from the fee subsidy for eligible students.

Explore and navigate to the approved courses below to view information on entry requirements, availabilities, fees and to begin your application or register your interest.


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Course Questions

We are here to help! If you have any questions about the new Undergraduate Certificates or Graduate Certificate Packages, then view our frequently asked questions below or you can book a one-on-one conversion with our friendly staff to get all your questions answered.

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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.

The Undergraduate Certificate is a higher education qualification, formally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Undergraduate certificates are accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).

The Undergraduate Certificate is a higher education qualification of six months duration (full-time) covered by an existing higher education qualification at AQF levels 5, 6, or 7. Course content will be drawn from existing higher education bachelor degrees, to ensure students have the option to transition to the AQF level 5, 6 or 7 qualification on completion of the Undergraduate Certificate.

Undergraduate Certificate courses are currently accredited by TEQSA until 31 December 2021 and a decision is pending whether this qualification will continue to be accredited after this date.

Fees for undergraduate certificates are based on 2021 student contributions for students eligible for a Commonwealth supported place. To work out fees for your course of interest, view the cost per unit schedule. Units for undergraduate certificates can be found on the course page.

In 2021, selected graduate certificates have been approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places presenting significant fee savings for students.

Eligible students will pay the student contribution amount, rather than full tuition fees. Click through to the course page to see the total student contribution for your course of interest, or search the units in the cost per unit schedule. Remember, funding has only been confirmed for 2021 so apply today to start in 2021 and be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place.

Our undergraduate and graduate certificates are available to start in Term 2, 2021 with full-time and part-time study options.

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

Yes. Upon completion of an undergraduate certificate you will be eligible to receive credit for four units toward the relevant bachelor degree.

You will also be able to articulate directly into the relevant bachelor degree upon completion of the undergraduate certificate. For example, if you complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology you will be eligible to articulate into the Bachelor of Information Technology and receive credit for four units.

If you study a graduate certificate, you will also be eligible to articulate into the related graduate diploma or masters degree, receiving credit for the four units completed.

Our approved graduate certificates are a great way to take advantage of significant fee savings in 2021, and articulate into a masters degree.

CQUniversity, in partnership with the Australian Government, has made additional Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available in 2021 for selected undergraduate and postgraduate short courses. This means eligible students can study these courses in 2021 and pay reduced student contribution fees.

No funding has been committed for 2022 meaning students must commence a course in 2021 to be eligible for an offer in a Commonwealth supported place. If a course is studied part-time in accordance with a part-time course planner, students will continue to study in a Commonwealth supported place and pay student contribution fees for the remainder of the course. From 2022, courses will not be Commonwealth supported and full tuition fees will be payable for new and commencing students.