Undergraduate Certificates

Whether you're ready to start university, or want to try your hand at studying before committing to a full degree, our undergraduate certificates are the perfect place to start. Undergraduate certificates are an officially recognised qualification that is made up of four units from the relevant bachelor degree.

This means you can start study now, gain a qualification in as little as six months, and choose whether to continue with your bachelor degree, explore another study option or use your qualification to launch your career.

At CQUniversity, we see you earning while you learn. Our undergraduate certificates can give you a competitive edge to gain employment in your chosen field while you finish your undergraduate degree, meaning you'll graduate with real-world experience.

Explore our range of undergraduate certificates, and apply now to start this July.

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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.

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.

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.