Fee Savings for Postgrad Courses

At CQU, you'll find a range of postgraduate degrees that offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) to eligible students. So, 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 degree at CQU.

Provided you meet the CSP eligibility criteria and are offered a CSP, your course tuition fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. This means that rather than paying full fees, you’ll pay the student contribution making your postgrad studies more affordable.

Get started now and enjoy the significant fee savings available through our heavily subsidised postgraduate courses.

Graduate Certificates with Commonwealth Supported Places available

Explore our range of subsidised graduate certificates that offer Commonwealth Supported Places in your study area of interest.  

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.

Graduate Certificate in Business Consulting 

Gain the credentials to practice as a business consultant and accelerate your career in business consultancy. 

Indicative fee: $7,568

Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability 

Develop your entrepreneurial skills and foster innovation and sustainable growth in business. 

Indicative fee: $7,568 

Graduate Certificate in Religious Education 

Gain your accreditation to teach in an Australian Catholic school. 

Indicative fee: $2,060 

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education 

Promote your professional development in your current role as a tertiary educator. 

Indicative fee: $2,060 

Graduate Certificate in Asset and Maintenance Management 

Formalise your experience and gain credentials in asset and maintenance management. 

Indicative fee: $4,148 

Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 

Gain a broad understanding within the field of information technology. 

Indicative fee: $4,148

Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing 

Enhance your skills and knowledge in providing high quality nursing care in a clinical setting. 

Indicative fee: $3,437

Graduate Certificate in Correctional Nursing 

Study this graduate certificate to acquire knowledge and skills to provide care to the offender population. 

Indicative fee: $2,060

Graduate Certificate in Domestic and Family Violence Practice 

Gain crucial skills in men's behaviour change and domestic violence practice and help reduce family violence across Australia. 

Indicative fee: $7,568

Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Health Services ManagementDevelop your capability to lead multidisciplinary teams in healthcare and emergency settings. Indicative fee: $5,858
Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing 

This course is ideal for registered nurses looking to develop their mental health credentials. 

Indicative Fee: $2,060

Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Re-Entry) 

If you are a registered nurse whose registration has lapsed, this course will enable you to regain full registration. 

Indicative fee: $2,061

Graduate Certificate in Public Health 

This innovative course will introduce you to the social-ecological model of health. 

Indicative fee: $4,148

Graduate Certificate in Counter-Terrorism and Operational Medicine

This innovative postgraduate course will be of interest to first responders.  

Indicative fee: $4,148

Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology 

Learn how to implement positive interventions aimed at improving the mental health of the population. 

Indicative fee: $3,437

Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management 

Explore current and emerging trends in emergency and disaster management. 

Indicative fee: $5,003

Graduate Certificate in Fatigue Risk Management 

Meet the growing need for qualified fatigue risk management professionals. 

Indicative fee: $4,149 

Graduate Certificate in Research

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.

GRADUATE DIPLOMAS AND MASTERS DEGREES

Discover our graduate diplomas and master degrees that offer Commonwealth Supported Places to eligible students. 

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and full-fee places are available for our Master of Clinical Chiropractic. CSPs are only available if you study at our Mackay campus. You will pay full tuition fees if you study on campus at CQU Brisbane. CSP eligibility criteria apply. 

Enjoy fee savings in our postgraduate psychology courses with Commonwealth Supported Places available in the Master of Clinical Psychology and the Master of Professional Psychology. CSP eligibility criteria apply. 

Learn more about the Master of Clinical Psychology and the Master of Professional Psychology

With Commonwealth Supported Places available you can enjoy fee savings in our Graduate Diploma of Paramedic Science (Critical Care. CSP eligibility criteria apply. 

If you're interested in studying the Master of Paramedic Science (Primary Healthcare Practice), from Term 1, 2024 this course will also offer Commonwealth Supported Places. 2024 fee information will be available on the course web page soon. 

If you already hold a non-education three-year bachelor's degree and wish to start a diverse and rewarding teaching career, our Master of Teaching degrees offer Commonwealth Supported Places. CSP eligibility criteria apply. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

At CQU, a range of postgraduate degrees have been approved to offer Commonwealth Supported Places, which means your course fees 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, the graduate certificates listed on this page 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 Commonwealth Supported Places available.

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 hyperflexible 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 able to articulate into these courses. You will receive credit for the units completed if you articulate 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. 

View the CSP eligibility criteria listed on the Study Assist website to understand whether you are eligible for Commonwealth support and pay the reduced student contributions.