Looking to upskill or reskill? Restart your future with our Undergraduate Certificates.

We have introduced a number of short courses to help you build new skills and set you on a path to employment or further study.

Our Undergraduate Certificates provide a focused course of study that includes introductory knowledge and support components as well as degree-specific courses. Taken over one semester full time (or two semesters part-time), you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs.

There are limited or no prior qualifications needed for entry into these courses and when you finish you may be eligible to apply for credit into selected undergraduate degrees. The short courses provide a stepping stone and academic credit into more formal university study.

The certificates are taught out of our Callaghan (Newcastle) campus but you may be able to able to complete these courses with minimal or no campus attendance. If online or distance study is of interest to you, chat to our friendly team to work out a program plan that suits you.

We provide lots of support throughout your studies, setting you up for success. Students will be supported through their study by the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre including access to Academic learning support, counselling and peer support.

Applications open at 11am on Monday 15 February and close on Wednesday 24 February.

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Admission into our Undergraduate Certificates is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who are aged 17 years or over (turning 18 in the year of study). All applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English language proficiency requirement. The minimum standard for admission to an Undergraduate Certificate is an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

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