Job-Ready Short Courses

Save up to 80% on course fees across a selected range of postgraduate short courses. The Australian Federal Government’s Job-Ready graduates program provides funding to universities to encourage study in areas identified as a national priority. If you've been thinking of upskilling in your current field or enhancing your employment prospects, now is the perfect time. Take advantage of reduced student contribution fees on the Job-Ready graduate certificates listed below and see if you're eligible for a Commonwealth supported place.

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In 2023, a range of graduate certificates have been approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places presenting significant fee savings for students.

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 in 2023. 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.

CQUniversity, in partnership with the Australian Government, has made additional Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for select postgraduate courses in 2023. This means that eligible students who commence their studies in 2023, can pay reduced student contribution fees. Your Commonwealth Supported Place and the reduced student contribution fees cannot be held for you, if you defer or take a leave of absence.

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.