10 of the best online postgraduate courses to study in 2023

Ready for a new challenge in your career? Here’s a roundup of the most interesting postgraduate courses you can study through us next year.

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A quick guide on how long courses run
Graduate certificate 6 months (full time) 
Graduate diploma 1 year (full time)
Masters degree 2 years (full time)
Enrol through Open Universities Australia to complete your course one subject at a time.

1. Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change 

CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: Relevant work or study experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

As the economy changes, one thing is becoming clear: leaders who know how to steer their people through rough patches are needed now more than ever. This course will teach you how to introduce change as a manager or HR professional, without alienating your team—a skill that you can take with you wherever you work.

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2. Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Creation

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree or 5 years of relevant work experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

This course is our pick for marketers who want to learn more specialised skills. You’ll explore how to produce different digital media, like website prototypes, videos and augmented reality assets. You can earn this certificate within 6 months and start applying for user experience, strategy or digital manager roles right away. 

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3. Graduate Certificate in Psychology of Business and Management

CURTIN UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree or 4 years of relevant work experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: 12 February, 14 May, 13 August, 12 November 2023

Why should you choose this course?

You’ll learn why people think and act the way they do in business situations, which you can use in all sorts of scenarios. Become a more empathetic manager, make smarter strategic decisions, and build a better workplace culture. You only need to finish 4 subjects to graduate with this resume-friendly psychology qualification.

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4. Graduate Certificate in Counselling for Education Professionals

UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA

Entry requirements: A relevant bachelor degree in an area such as psychology, education or social work
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: 5 February 2023

Why should you choose this course?

This graduate certificate is ideal for primary and secondary school teachers who want to support their students through life’s challenges. You’ll gain professional counselling skills for children and teens, so you know how to identify issues, intervene when needed, and offer the right guidance. 

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5. Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

RMIT

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree in any discipline or 5 years of relevant work experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

Let’s face it: properly trained cyber security experts are desperately needed in Australia. And after several high-profile hacks, most industries are starting to catch onto that. Brush up on your information security skills so you can spot cyber threats before they become national news.

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6. Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics

EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree or 5 years of relevant work experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

People who know how to read business data are backstage heroes in all sorts of industries, from marketing and HR to finance and supply chain management. This course will teach how to identify trends and offer data-driven recommendations, so you can stand out in your current role or even find a new job as an analyst.   

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7. Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching

SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree in any discipline plus a year of early childhood work experience; or 5 years of relevant work experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

This accelerated qualification is made for those who want to move into early childhood teaching as soon as possible. You'll learn how to nurture the minds of young learners under the age of 5, plan lessons and build relationships with parents. You’ll study all the theory online, while still taking part in supervised placement.

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8. Graduate Diploma in Sport Coaching and Leadership

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME AUSTRALIA

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree in a related field, or a bachelor degree combined with 5 years of coaching experience
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: 15 January 2023

Why should you choose this course?

This unique online course lets you upskill as a sports coach, without missing a beat with your team. You’ll explore leadership approaches, performance analysis techniques and applications of strength and conditioning, which should help you get even more out of your athletes—and yourself. Graduates go on to become coaching directors, sports managers and head coaches.

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9. Master of Creative Writing

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: A bachelor degree with honours or graduate diploma in a related field
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: 5 February, 9 July 2023

Why should you choose this course?

If it’s your dream to write a book one day, then listen up. This course could give you the confidence, guidance and push that you need to finish a manuscript in 2023. You'll explore genres like young adult fiction, non-fiction, short story and poetry, before honing your craft at a professional standard through guided workshops and peer-to-peer feedback.

Macquarie University is famous in writing circles for launching the Macquarie Dictionary, making this is a well-regarded masters degree in the publishing world. Plus, the connections you gain could lead you to writing opportunities you haven’t even thought about yet.   

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10. Master of Climate Change

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Entry requirements: Explore the various entry pathways
Study method: 100% online
Close of enrolment dates: Check with the university

Why should you choose this course?

If you rail against the government’s climate change policies and want to play an active role in the future of our environment, then this is the course for you. You’ll gain incredibly specialised knowledge in climate change risk assessment and mitigation strategy development, so you can advocate for change within a corporate or government role. ANU is ranked as Australia’s number one university and has fostered some of our greatest political and scientific minds, so you couldn’t pick a better place to study this complex issue.

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Want to upskill in a particular area, but can’t see it here? Our student advisors can always help you compare postgraduate study options with different universities. Reach out to them via messenger, phone or chat, and find your study path for 2023. 

 

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