Discounted Graduate Certificate Short Courses

Looking to upskill or reskill? Now is the time.


We are currently offering government subsidised places on many of our high-quality graduate certificates. You're eligible for a discount of up to 80% on course fees and you may also qualify for HECS-HELP meaning there will be no upfront course fees.

Our graduate certificates are designed to allow you to further advance your current career or embark on a new one. Upon completion, the graduate certificate can be used as a pathway and provide up to 40 credits into relevant Master’s degrees.

Eligible degrees are listed below. Apply through our standard online application process and our Admissions team will assess your eligibility.

CSP places are only available in 2021. If commencing mid-year, to complete in this timeframe, you will be required to study full-time. Students who study part-time and do not complete the course in 2021 can continue their studies on a full-fee basis.

Future of Work Scholarships

If you’re based in the Hunter Region in New South Wales you may also be eligible for the Future of Work Scholarship offered by BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. This scholarship covers the remaining cost of the student contribution fees for eligible short courses. The Future of Work Scholarship is available to students who are currently enrolled or considering enrolling in one of the short courses listed below and are located within the Hunter Region. Learn more.

With limited places available, apply now to study in 2021.

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Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are transferrable across the finance sector and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business.

Original Fee $12,272
Discounted Fee $7,250
Discount
-41%
Saving $5,022
Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Sydney Campus only)

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills.

Original Fee $12,263
Discounted Fee $7,250
Discount
-41%
Saving $5,013
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Nursing has been designed for registered nurses to develop their skills, knowledge, and the ability to respond to complex patient situations in specialised clinical environments.

Original Fee $8,168
Discounted Fee $1,975
Discount
-76%
Saving $6,193
Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Online only)

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is designed to provide postgraduate students with a working knowledge of important security standards, techniques to exploit current systems and networks, technical depth in terms of expertise in design of secure systems, application to real-world problem.

Original Fee $15,264
Discounted Fee $3,975
Discount
-74%
Saving $11,289
Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics

The Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics is designed to appeal to business professionals looking to gain detailed understanding of data analytics and how this can be used in the business world.

Original Fee $10,769
Discounted Fee $2,364
Discount
-78%
Saving $8,405
Graduate Certificate in Data Science

When you study a Graduate Certificate of Data Science degree you will gain the ability to model real-world situations. Learn more about this degree and our data science courses now.

Original Fee $10,668
Discounted Fee $2,296
Discount
-78%
Saving $8,372
Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

The University of Newcastle and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) worked together in order to develop the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction.

Original Fee $16,044
Discounted Fee $3,975
Discount
-75%
Saving $12,069
Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Disability Support

Extend your understanding of early childhood disability support and education in this dynamic graduate certificate course.

Graduate Certificate in Education (Online only)

If you are a professional educator, interested in developing your skills and career opportunities in the field, the Graduate Certificate in Education could be the program for you.

Original Fee $9,760
Discounted Fee $1,975
Discount
-80%
Saving $7,785
Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management

In the Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Business Management, you will study core courses in environmental management and business and the natural environment and two directed courses of your choice.

Original Fee $10,760
Discounted Fee $3,975
Discount
-63%
Saving $6,815
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management and Sustainability

The Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management and Sustainability equips professionals with the capability to constructively engage in the full range of environmental concerns that confront contemporary societies.

Original Fee $10,706
Discounted Fee $3,975
Discount
-63%
Saving $6,731
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Online only)

Whether your interest is in information systems, software engineering, multimedia or telecommunications, the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology will provide you with a solid foundation in software technologies and theoretical concepts.

Original Fee $13,605
Discounted Fee $4,504
Discount
-67%
Saving $9,101
Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment

The Graduate Certificate in Project Management for the Built Environment will prepare you for managerial positions in public, private and not-for profit organisations.

Original Fee $15,078
Discounted Fee $,5,155
Discount
-66%
Saving $9,924
Graduate Certificate in Public Health

Gain an introduction to contemporary public health issues and learn practical techniques for analysing public health problems with a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of Newcastle.

Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science

A Graduate Certificate in Spatial Science from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the practical and critical problem-solving skills necessary for understanding and applying Spatial Science technologies.

Original Fee $10,188
Discounted Fee $3,975
Discount
-61%
Saving $6,213
Graduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support

Through the Graduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support, you’ll develop a greater understanding of current research on developmental disabilities with the goal of increasing your awareness of the causes and characteristics of a variety of disabilities.

Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Education

This Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Education is for current educators or individuals from related industries who seek an organisational leadership role now or in the future.

Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety

The Graduate Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety will provide you with best practice health and safety skills and knowledge at an intermediate level, enhancing your ability to deliver contemporary practices.

Original Fee $10,426
Discounted Fee $4,772
Discount
-54%
Saving $5,654

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FAQs

Admission into the subsidised graduate certificates is available for Australian and New Zealand citizens who are permanent residents. Students must meet the admission criteria and enrol to study in 2021.

Apply online through the graduate certificate degree page, if you meet the eligibility criteria and there are still subsidised places left you will automatically receive a discounted place.

No, but the subsidised course fees are only guaranteed for study in 2021. Additional study after 2021 may incur full fees. FEE-HELP is available so there will be no upfront costs required.

For more information on the individual course fees visit Postgraduate fees and costs.

Fees differ from program to program, and fees for individual courses can vary too, so please check the details of your specific postgraduate program by using the program handbook available on the degree’s dedicated webpage. You can access your chosen degree’s page from our postgraduate degrees page.

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