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, you can gain up to 40 units of credit and receive guaranteed entry into a number of related degree programs. All Undergraduate Certificates will also receive guaranteed admission into a wide selection of additional degree programs. Credit may vary depending on choice of degree.

There are limited or no prior qualifications needed for entry into these courses,  providing 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 have been extended until 30 July.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Construction Management

This program provides a basic introduction to Construction Management.

Undergraduate Certificate in Criminology and Human Services

Explore theories about crime and society, key legal principles and learn about human behaviour. 

Undergraduate Certificate in Engineering

Develop your understanding of engineering and improve your problem-solving skills.  

Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies

Apply scientific knowledge and learn about the relationship between humans and the natural/physical environment.

Undergraduate Certificate in Foreign Languages and International Studies

This program of study will benefit those looking to advance language skills for future employment and an awareness of the international dimensions of 21st century work and culture.

Undergraduate Certificate in Health and Welfare

Learn about public health challenges and social welfare, and develop skills to analyse information to help improve the health and wellbeing of communities.  

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

Acquire core ‘in demand’ computing skills and knowledge to succeed in the digital age. This program provides you with a basic introduction to information technology, computing and related fields.

Undergraduate Certificate in Preparation for Nursing Studies

Apply biochemistry, anatomy and physiology of the human body to a clinical setting. 

Undergraduate Certificate in Special and Inclusive Support in Education

This program provides an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to support children and adolescents with additional needs.

Undergraduate Certificate in Teacher Preparation

Discover how you can empower the next generation and influence positive change.

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Financial Assistance Available

Financial Assistance Available

BHP and the Department of Education, Skills and Employment's Future of Work Scholarships cover the cost of student contribution fees for eligible students. Funding has been extended.


Admission into our Undergraduate Certificates is available to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents who meet the age requirements and English language proficiency requirement for the University. The minimum standard for admission to an Undergraduate Certificate is an IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Find your path to uni

Find your path to uni

We offer a range of free pathway programs designed to help you gain entry into an undergraduate degree and thrive while studying.

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