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Discounted short courses

Government subsidised course fees to help you advance your career.

Same high quality courses, now more affordable and flexible

Postgraduate study at UOW is now more affordable, with subsidised places in a greater range of courses.

We’ve increased the number of Commonwealth supported places in our graduate certificate degrees for 2021, which mean that you could have up to 75% of your tuition fees covered by the Commonwealth government. With a greater range of specialisations now offering fee subsidies and options for no up-front tuition payment, and the majority of courses offered 100% online, there are many study options to help advance your knowledge and career in 2021.

The below FAQs provide detailed information on this opportunity. Please contact us directly if you have further questions.

A UOW graduate certificate is a recognised qualification that includes four postgraduate subjects aimed at providing you with specialised knowledge and skills in a specific study area. 

Graduate certificates can be undertaken as a stand-alone program and most can be used as a stepping stone to further postgraduate study. The four subjects offered are aligned with the course structure of at least one UOW master’s degree, which mean you can progress into a master’s if you’d like to continue studying.

The subsidised graduate certificates are listed on this page and include information on entry requirements and aligned master’s program.

UOW graduate certificates are an ideal way to get the extra knowledge you need to advance your current career or gain a competitive edge in the job market.

The majority of graduate certificates offered by UOW in 2021 are offered online, giving you the flexibility to choose when and where you study, and the ability to manage your study time around your personal and work commitments.

Graduate certificates are also a great opportunity to dip-your-toe into postgraduate study to see how it fits into your life. If you do decide to continue on to a master’s program you will receive credit for the four subjects you have successfully completed, and when you include the four fee-subsidised subjects into your master’s it will greatly reduce the usual tuition fee for this qualification.

Discounted graduate certificates are priced between $1972 to $3973 for courses starting in March and July 2021, depending on the subjects and the availability of Commonwealth supported places.

The next available intake for a Business graduate certificate will be Trimester 2, May 2021. These courses are priced between $3972 to $7248, depending on the subjects and the availability of Commonwealth supported places. There is also a Business intake in August 2021. Please note that not all Business majors are available to commence in each intake. We recommend that you book a consultation to discuss the best intake for your course of interest.

When you receive a Commonwealth supported place at UOW, your student contribution costs are calculated at a subject level. Student contribution course costs are based on the course structures outlined in the 2021 Course Handbook. Student contribution costs range from $493- $1812 per subject and are calculated by subject area.

2021 STUDENT CONTRIBUTION PDF

When you study in a Commonwealth supported place you may also qualify to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you will have zero up-front tuition fees to outlay. The government's Study Assist site explains how this works.

 

To be eligible to enrol in a discounted graduate certificate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a domestic student, i.e. an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia or a permanent Australian Humanitarian visa holder. These criteria are detailed on the government's Study Assist site.
  • Meet the required admission criteria of the discounted Graduate Certificate. See the course information above for the admission criteria for each short course.
  • Be enrolling in an eligible graduate certificate in Trimester 1 (Feb), Autumn session (March), Trimester 2 (May), Spring session (July) or Trimester 3 (August) 2021. 

Applications for fee subsidised graduate certificates are now open for Session 2 / Spring 2021

  • Lectures commence 26 July 2021

Business graduate certificates run in Trimesters and have the following start dates:

  • Trimester 2 lectures commence in the week starting 17 May 2021
  • Trimester 3 lectures commence in the week starting 30 August 2021.

 

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2021 subsidised graduate certificates

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with managerial or professional experience in finance may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Applied Finance majoring in Financial Services, Investing or both; and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Business 

This course is for uni graduates and business professionals. Applicants with relevant employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Business and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

This course is for uni graduates and business professionals.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or Master of Business Administration and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

This course is for uni graduates and business management professionals. Applicants with relevant employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Business Analytics and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate. Students who enrol in this master's program after completing this graduate certificate will also receive the government fee subsidy for the master's subjects.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing & Data Analytics

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with other tertiary academic qualifications of at least 3 years full-time, plus 3 years of full-time professional experience in a business context will also be considered. Applicants with other tertiary qualifications with a least 5 years of relevant full-time professional work experience can also be considered.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Digital Marketing and Data Analytics, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Marketing and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This Graduate Certificate can be studied in a flexible online mode which includes a mix of online and on-campus classes. Students can opt to attend on-campus classes at our UOW Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus, or choose to attend their classes remotely online. 

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Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting

This course is for uni graduates.  Applicants with 3 years’ full-time managerial or professional work experience in accounting or related a field will also be considered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded a UOW Graduate Certificate in Forensic Accounting qualification.

This Graduate Certificate can be studied in a flexible online mode which includes a mix of online and on-campus classes. Students can opt to attend on-campus classes at our UOW Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus, or choose to attend their classes remotely online. 

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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

This course is for uni graduates and business professionals. Applicants with relevant employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Human Resource Management and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This course is for uni graduates and business professionals. Applicants with other employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Marketing

This course is for uni graduates and business professionals. Applicants with relevant employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Marketing, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Marketing and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with employment experience in accounting may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Professional Accounting and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Project Leadership & Management

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with other tertiary academic qualifications of at least 3 years full-time, plus 3 years of full-time professional experience in a business context will also be considered. Applicants with other tertiary qualifications with a least 5 years of relevant full-time professional work experience can also be considered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Project Management and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This Graduate Certificate can be studied in a flexible online mode which includes a mix of online and on-campus classes. Students can opt to attend on-campus classes at our UOW Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus, or choose to attend their classes remotely online. 

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Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Supply Chain Management

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with other tertiary academic qualification of at least 3 years full-time, plus 3 years full-time professional experience in a business context will also be considered. Applicants with other tertiary qualifications with at least 5 years of relevant full-time professional work experience can also be considered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Supply Chain Management and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.  

This Graduate Certificate can be studied in a flexible online mode which includes a mix of online and on-campus classes. Students can opt to attend on-campus classes at our UOW Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus, or choose to attend their classes remotely online. 

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Graduate Certificate in Autism

The course is for uni graduates. Applicants with other relevant qualifications and related professional experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Autism, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Autism or the Master of Education (Interdisciplinary Studies) and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate

This graduate certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available)

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Graduate Certificate in Education

This course is for graduates holding a degree in education or teaching.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Education, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Education and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong campus.

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Graduate Certificate in TESOL

For uni graduates who hold a teaching qualification. Applicants with relevant professional experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in TESOL, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Education and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Engineering

This course is for uni graduates who hold a Bachelor of Engineering. 

Students can choose a specialisation in either Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications, Civil, Mining, Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Engineering aligned with the specialisation they have completed. Students will receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Radiography

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or engineering.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Radiography.

This Graduate Certificate includes both online and on-campus subjects. All students will be required to attend the UOW Wollongong campus for the face-to-face components of their study.

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Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care

This course is for uni graduates holding a health-related bachelor degree. Applicants with recognised professional qualifications may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Science (Person Centred Dementia Care) and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Gerontology and Rehabilitation Studies

This course is for uni graduates holding a health-related bachelor degree. Applicants with recognised professional qualifications may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Dementia Care, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Science (Leadership in Gerontology and Rehabilitation) and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Health Analytics

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or IT. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Health Informatics and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Medical & Health Leadership

This course is for uni graduates who hold a relevant bachelor degree, and a minimum of two years working within the health sector. 

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Leadership, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Medical and Health Leadership and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Nursing

This course is for Registered Nurses.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Nursing qualification.

This Graduate Certificate includes both online and on-campus subjects. All students will be required to attend campus for the face-to-face components of their study.

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Graduate Certificate in Radiography

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or engineering.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Radiography.

This Graduate Certificate includes both online and on-campus subjects. All students will be required to attend the UOW Wollongong campus for the face-to-face components of their study.

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Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning

This course is for uni graduates holding a bachelor degree in the field of exercise science. Applicants holding an AQF Level 4 qualification in a related field are also eligible to be considered.

Upon successful completion of this program, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Strength and Conditioning.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

This course is for uni graduates and business management professionals. Applicants with relevant employment experience may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Business Analytics and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong or Sydney CBD campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Computing

For course is for uni graduates only.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Computer Science or the Master of Information Technology and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the Graduate Certificate.

This Graduate Certificate can be studied online or on-campus at Wollongong.

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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants holding a VET qualification in Networking or Cyber Security with full-time relevant employment experience, and applicants with 3 years full-time equivalent managerial or professional work experience or 7 years general work experience may also be considered for this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Health Analytics

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or IT. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Health Informatics and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Principles of Data Science

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree containing subjects in quantitative methods or any degree in combination with at least two years of experience in a data science or data analytics role.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Principles of Data Science.

This Graduate Certificate is offered online only (no on-campus option available).

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Graduate Certificate in Radiography

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or engineering.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Radiography.

This Graduate Certificate includes both online and on-campus subjects. All students will be required to attend the UOW Wollongong campus for the face-to-face components of their study.

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Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea

This course is for uni graduates.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Law of the Sea, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Laws and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at the UOW Innovation Campus in Wollongong.

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Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies

This course is for uni graduates or applicants with related professional experience.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded the UOW Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies qualification.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at the UOW Innovation Campus in Wollongong.

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Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with at least two years of professional experience in a related area may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Public Health and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Public Health

This course is for uni graduates. Applicants with at least two years of professional experience in a related area may also be considered for this program.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Public Health, students may graduate with this qualification or enrol in the UOW Master of Public Health and receive credit for the four subjects completed within the graduate certificate.

This graduate certificate can be studied online or on-campus at our Wollongong campus.

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Graduate Certificate in Radiography

This course is for uni graduates holding a degree in health, medicine, science or engineering.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will graduate with a UOW Graduate Certificate in Radiography.

This Graduate Certificate includes both online and on-campus subjects. All students will be required to attend the UOW Wollongong campus for the face-to-face components of their study.

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Fee supported degrees

UOW offers a wide range of Commonwealth supported postgraduate degrees, including full Master's programs. If you apply for a fee supported course you are not required to submit additional paperwork to receive a supported offer, as your eligibility will be automatically considered.

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