Extend your expertise
USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) is ideal if you work in teaching, counseling, training, employment or community development roles and support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organizations. This graduate certificate is for new and experienced practitioners looking to focus on big-picture issues in career development, including policy, employability, and learning.
After completing the Graduate Certificate of Education (Career Development) with a minimum GPA of 4.0, you will have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Education (Career Development).
If you do not achieve a GPA of 4.0, you may have the option to continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Career Development) before moving on to a Master of Education (Career Development) (provided other program entry requirements are met).
Note: This program does not qualify you for teacher registration in Queensland. To qualify for teacher registration in Queensland, please refer to the Master of Learning and Teaching.
The Career Development specialization meets the professional learning needs of professionals working in teaching, counseling, training, employment, community development, or information management roles who support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organizations. The Career Development specialization addresses core and selected specialist competencies from the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners, and it has been officially endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia as a qualification for the status of professional career development practitioner under the Professional Standards.
Graduates of this certificate will have the knowledge and skills to help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information. Career opportunities include Education Managers, Community Development Managers, and Job Placement Managers in an array of work environments from schools, TAFEs and universities to government agencies and industry.
Courses to be studied
- 4 x specialization courses (4 units)
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs for your first year of study (4 units) in this program are:
Study Mode/ Cost
- Domestic full fee paying: AUD 9480
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allow you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- 3-year bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
- Semester 3, 2018 - applications close Monday 5 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 19 November 2018.
- Semester 1, 2019 - applications close Monday 18 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 25 February 2019.
- Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019.
If you are applying via QTAC, you will need to check the QTAC closing dates.
Credit for previous study or work experience
You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.