Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates | Open Universities Australia

Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates

Earn a recognised qualification in as little as six months

Upskill in an area of strong jobs growth and earn credit towards further study.

Look towards the future by enrolling in a certificate program, which you can complete within six months. Study towards an exciting new career path, or enhance your skills in your chosen industry.

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Start anytime

With multiple study terms throughout the year, you can start when it suits you.

Get qualified faster

Complete your certificate after just four subjects.

Pursue further study

Earn credit towards a higher qualification.

Undergraduate Certificates

Want to ease into university?

If you're new to study and don't want to commit to a degree upfront, enrol in an Undergraduate Certificate. You only have to complete four subjects to achieve your qualification. And you'll be eligible to continue into a related diploma or degree.

Enrol without entry requirements or through OUA subjects

Complete a nationally-recognised certificate

Earn credit towards a higher undergrad qualification

Graduate Certificates

Already have a degree or professional experience?

Take the next step in your career by enrolling in a Graduate Certificate. You should choose this qualification if you'd like more in-depth knowledge in your field, or if you'd like to gain entry into a related Graduate Diploma or Masters Degree.

Explore certificates from leading Australian universities across health, psychology, business, science and education.

Study the most popular postgraduate qualification

Boost your career prospects in just six months

Earn credit towards a higher postgrad qualification

Why study a Graduate Certificate?

This specialised qualification is designed to build on your existing skills and help you go after more competitive career opportunities, like a promotion or leadership role.

Enrol without entry requirements or through OUA subjects

Choose from flexible full or part-time study options

Study 100% online and enjoy more life balance

Save on the overall cost of your course with government support

Defer any upfront costs with HECS-HELP, if you're eligible

Graduate with guaranteed entry into further study

Meet our students

After starting out as a dental nurse, Melissa is now the manager of a major public health department. Her Graduate Certificate helped her make the transition.

Read Melissa's story

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  • Understanding your funding options

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