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Looking to stand out in your career?

Whether you’re aiming to progress your current career, embrace a new opportunity or are passionate about contributing further to your chosen field, a JCU Postgraduate qualification can support you to be ready today, for tomorrow.

  • Flexible, online study options support you to continue working while you study for your next career move.
  • Multiple pathways to entry are available, with some courses providing credits from subjects studied at other institutions and informal learning, such as work experience.
  • Benefit from dedicated support for your success, with staff specialising in both support services and academic advice.
  • Get expert career advice from both academic staff and advisory staff to help you achieve your professional goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

In many postgraduate qualifications you can enter directly into the master's or professional master’s degree. Alternatively, you may use the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma as a stepping stone towards the higher qualification.

Yes, you can fast track with advanced standing. Credit is often available for formal learning such as previous study and informal/non-formal learning such as work experience, which can help you complete your course in a shorter timeframe. Talk to us about your options.

Coursework involves undertaking a selection of subjects, potentially including a study major, in a similar structure to undergraduate degrees. Study options include:

  • Graduate Certificates
  • Graduate Diplomas
  • Master's degrees.

Research degrees, also known as higher degrees by research (HDR), involve a program of supervised, original research in a chosen discipline. Study options include:

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Professional Doctorate.

Online learning gives you the flexibility to study around your existing commitments. Whether you choose to advance your career from the comfort of your living room or a remote worksite, you'll receive the same high-quality education and support as you would on-campus.

As an online student, you will benefit from immersive and dynamic e-learning environments. JCU’s online learning resources will allow you to engage and connect with your peers, lecturers and industry professionals like you're in the same room. With course content available 24/7 you can choose where and when you study, whether it be during your morning commute, in between the school runs, or after work.

Fee subsidies are available through a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is essentially a student place on a select university or higher education course which is heavily subsidised by the Australian Government. The majority of undergraduate courses are Commonwealth supported as are a growing number of postgraduate courses. If your course is not listed as Commonwealth supported, you will be required to pay full tuition fees, however you may be eligible for other financial assistance.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place on an available course you must be an Australian citizen and complete at least one unit of study contributing to your course of study whilst residing in Australia. Permanent visa holders (including those on humanitarian visas) and New Zealand citizens are also eligible for Commonwealth Supported Places and again, must reside in Australia, but for the entire duration of their studies.

To learn more about Commonwealth Supported Places please visit the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

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How to apply

Apply today via the link below using the QTAC or course code on the relevant course page.


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