Whether you’re looking to shine in your current role, fast-track your career, or change paths completely, the first step in applying for postgraduate coursework is finding a program that’s right for you.

Our postgraduate coursework programs include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, and coursework masters.

Get started by searching for a program or browsing our study areas. Here you’ll find all the essential information you need to choose the right degree that will set you apart in the employment market.

Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Information 

From January 1st 2015 the University’s offerings for postgraduate coursework programs will be governed by new Australian Qualifications Framework standards.  In some cases, this has involved the introduction of new programs, and changes to existing programs.  However, no current student will be disadvantaged by remaining in their current program until they have completed the program requirements.

In order to ensure that currently enrolled students are not disadvantaged by these changes continuing students who were enrolled in a program within a postgraduate suite prior to January 1 2015, will be permitted to progress through the suite under 2014 rules as long as they maintain continuous  enrolment and complete their study within the relevant credit cancellation periods. Please refer to General Award Rule 1.8 for details of the credit cancellation period. Please note that ‘exceptional circumstances’ for a program interruption will be considered on a case-by-case basis. This means that you will still be able to articulate through the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma to a 24 unit Masters program and on to a Masters (Advanced) program if this was an available option in the suite prior to 2015 and you meet the entry requirements for the higher program, as per the pre-2015 admissions rules, with full credit for studies in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Masters (if applicable). These arrangements for continuing students will be offered subject to you maintaining continuous enrolment in the suite (ie, in consecutive semesters) and completing your program within the relevant credit cancellation period.

For students currently enrolled and completing courses at UQ in 2014

What does this mean for me?

Not much will change for you. If you have commenced study in a postgraduate program suite (i.e Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, or 24 unit Masters program) prior to 2015, you will still be permitted to articulate through the suite if you so choose. Alternatively, you can opt to apply to enrol in the new program/s if you prefer.

Example: If you are currently enrolled in a Graduate Certificate, you will be permitted to articulate to the Graduate Diploma, then to the 24 unit Master, and then to the 32 unit Masters (Advanced) (if available) providing that you maintain continuous enrolment in the suite (i.e. be enrolled in courses in consecutive semesters), and you meet the entry requirements for the higher program, as per the pre-2015 admissions rules.  You will be able to retain credit for the studies you completed as part of the suite. If you choose to enrol in the new program, you will be required to apply for admission.

What do I need to do now?

There is nothing you need to do now. Just ensure that you maintain continuous enrolment in courses each semester, and complete your study within the relevant credit cancellation periods as per General Award Rule 1.8. When you are ready to articulate through the suite (i.e. when you have completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate and are ready to move to the Graduate Diploma etc) you will need to contact the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on hass@uq.edu.au, including your name, student number and the program you wish to articulate to, and you will be provided with advice about how to articulate.

Further information

Further information about the Australian Qualification Framework can be found the AQF Website. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions regarding new AQF standards and their implications for students, by visiting the UQ Student FAQ page.

Students who are not enrolled in courses at UQ in 2014, but wish to continue with their postgraduate coursework study in the suite

What does this mean for me?

You will be permitted to progress through your program suite under pre-2015 rules as long as you recommence studying in semester 1 or 2, 2015; maintain continuous enrolment for the semester thereafter; and complete your study within the relevant credit cancellation periods.

What do I need to do now?

As you were not enrolled in 2014 you will not have an active program in mySI-net. To recommence study in semester 1 or 2, 2015, or to articulate to the next level program, you will need to email the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences on hass@uq.edu.au and provide the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Student Number (if known)
  • Your date of birth
  • The program that you want to reactivate, or if you have previously graduated, the program in the suite in which you wish to articulate to (i.e. if you have previously graduated from the Graduate Certificate, you would state that you wish to articulate to the Graduate Diploma or the Masters etc in the relevant program)

Further information

Further information about the Australian Qualification Framework can be found the AQF Website. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions regarding new AQF standards and their implications for students, by visiting the UQ Student FAQ page.

Students who are not enrolled in courses at UQ in 2014, and do not intend to resume study in the postgraduate coursework suite at UQ

What does this mean for me?

If you do not intend to return to study at UQ in a previously commenced postgraduate suite these changes will not affect you. However, please note that if you wish to commence a new program at UQ in the future, no student entering without an approved bachelor degree equivalent in the same discipline will be able to be admitted to, or graduate with, a Masters degree of less than 2 years duration. UQ will no longer have 32 unit Master (Advanced) programs as part of their postgraduate coursework suites. Where we continue to offer 32 unit versions of our Master programs, these programs will be for students who enter without the approved bachelor degree equivalent in the same discipline and hence, by definition, will not be advanced programs. If no 32 unit program is available in the suite, new students without an approved bachelor degree equivalent in the same discipline will need to complete a Graduate Certificate and progress to a 24 unit Masters without credit.

What do I need to do now?

There is nothing that you need to do. In the future should you wish to study another postgraduate coursework program at UQ you will apply via the UQ Study website: http://www.uq.edu.au/study/ and will be required to meet the published entry requirements at the time of applying.