The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Introduction

The University of Newcastle is a progressive, dynamic institution recognised for research achievement, teaching innovation and access to higher education for disadvantaged groups. Our reputation as a higher education institution of distinction is built on the achievements of many members of the University's community.

Since 2000,GradSchool has been offering graduate students around Australia and internationally, convenient access to a comprehensive range of online University of Newcastle postgraduate degree programs and courses. GradSchool is Australia's No.1 graduate school for online postgraduate coursework studies.

Our comprehensive range of online postgraduate courses – which represent every faculty in the University – offers you the freedom to study when and where you want, allowing you to achieve your personal goals and advance your professional career while juggling a busy lifestyle.

We realise your time is better spent studying than downloading and printing, so we provide you with all the essential course materials you’ll need in hardcopy form. Our course facilitators lead discussions in virtual classrooms, enabling all students to contribute whenever they are available.

The University of NewcastleRecent Highlights

-- A strongly positive report from the Australian Universities Quality Agency that recognised the University as a vibrant and well-managed institution with enthusiastic students and staff


-- Growing demand to study at the University with a record enrolment in 2008 of 30,340 students


-- Recognition for our academic staff with seven Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council, three Quality Teaching Awards from the State of New South Wales, eight externally funded research fellowships and the appointment of an additional Laureate Professor


-- Continued research funding success with almost $25 million in new project funding from the Australian Research Council and National Health and Medical Research Council


-- Expanded work-based learning opportunities for our students, including sending 40 Bachelor of Communication students for work experience at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Paralympics


-- Greater collaboration and engagement with our communities through a wide range of public lectures, conferences and community-based projects particularly relating to Indigenous and environmental issues


-- Establishment of the University Committee on Environmental Sustainability and confirmation of the University as a leader in the Australian higher education sector in sustainable development

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business

Campus Full time May 2018 Australia Sydney

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is uniquely designed for business managers and professionals who work in technology-dominated environments. This postgraduate coursework degree focuses on new information technologies such as big data and cloud computing and makes them accessible to both IT and non-IT graduates. [+]

Technology is crucial to all areas of business, and professionals of all kinds must be aware of new computing technology developments. Managers in particular must be able to anticipate and adapt to rapid technological change in order to effectively understand the opportunities and risks their organisation and its customers face.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Computing Technologies for Business is uniquely designed for business managers and professionals who work in technology-dominated environments. This postgraduate coursework degree focuses on new information technologies such as big data and cloud computing and makes them accessible to both IT and non-IT graduates.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance

Campus Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities. [+]

Pursuing a career in Finance can be a challenging yet rewarding career. A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance from the University of Newcastle will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to become a leader in the global business environment. This program will provide graduates with superior financial knowledge opening up a range of career opportunities.

A Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance through the University of Newcastle is for people without a qualification in finance who are looking for fundamental knowledge in finance. The program is focused on developing high-level analytical skills that are transferrable across the finance sector and can also be used to inform decision making across other areas of business.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics

Campus or Online Full time July 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career as a researcher or academic in Australian and international industries. With your high-level linguistics skills in teaching and/or research, you will improve your future career opportunities as demand for educated linguists continues to increase. [+]

Have you studied a bachelor degree in another language, education, English, psychology or speech pathology and would now like to use these skills to expand your career into the world of linguistics?

If you are truly fascinated by the English language and how it can be affected by social and cultural influences, the Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics at the University of Newcastle may be for you.

The program combines theoretical perspectives, experimental studies and practical applications so you can develop a well-rounded comprehension and experience base. You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to open up opportunities as a researcher or academic.

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Graduate Certificate in Business Administration

Campus or Online Full time Part time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney Singapore + 2 more

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will prepare you for an advanced career in management in an extensive range of business areas. Throughout the program, you will improve your foundation skills in managerial decision making, understand effective organisational structures, study human behaviour and learn to expertly manage people. [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will prepare you for an advanced career in management in an extensive range of business areas. Throughout the program, you will improve your foundation skills in managerial decision making, understand effective organisational structures, study human behaviour and learn to expertly manage people.

The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is the first step for professionals aiming to expand their career opportunities. The program’s content focuses on high level management capabilities which are transferrable to organisations of all sizes in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors, arming you with the high-level skills and "know-how" to succeed in management roles.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Co-operatives Management and Organisation

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

The Graduate Certificate in Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle is the first step for professional who are wanting to expand their careers opportunities into co-operative, mutual and membership based organisations. [+]

The Graduate Certificate in Co-operative Management and Organisation at the University of Newcastle is the first step for professional who are wanting to expand their careers opportunities into co-operative, mutual and membership based organisations.

This program will provide you with the theoretical knowledge to develop a deeper understanding of co-operative, mutual, club and registered association business models and how they differ from the investor model.

Is it for you?

Are you looking for challenge and that will expand your professional expertise and give you a point of difference? The Graduate Certificate in Co-operative Management and Organisation will give you invaluable insights into the notion of co-operatives and their value to the economy.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Digital Media

Campus or Online Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media is the stepping stone to explore, develop and learn multiple skills. The innovative teaching and unique approach means you’ll be able to critically analyse digital media design. The program focuses on hands-on practical work applied to real world projects as well as the latest software. [+]

Technology is continually advancing, permeating our environments and affecting how we interact with the world. As society increasingly relies on technology ranging from interaction and digital TV to personal devices including phones and game consoles and with ongoing advancement expected, the demand for technical experts continues to grow.

The Graduate Certificate in Digital Media at the University of Newcastle has been designed to develop professional digital media skills and knowledge to be applied to almost any field, providing the stepping stone to a new career or to enhance you’re the one you are already in.

You will explore a range of progressive subjects including digital video, 3D modeling animation and rendering, computer games design and much more. It will enhance your knowledge and encourage and embrace your creativity, whist providing you with the practical skills to translate ideas to reality.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

Campus or Online Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

Students of the program engage fundamental disaster risk concepts, and receive training in the use of the most globally adopted DRR tools and protocols, some of these through direct engagement with UNITAR resources. [+]

In early 2015 the United Nations oversaw the creation of the game-changing "Sendai Framework" in Japan – a global strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for 2015-2030. The result is a challenge to organisations throughout civil Society the world over to alter how they address issues of Hazard and vulnerability, and deal with risk!

In parallel with these events the University of Newcastle and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) worked together in order to develop the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction, in order to provide graduates with the knowledge to manage the DRR process across all sectors of society. Students of the program engage fundamental disaster risk concepts, and receive training in the use of the most globally adopted DRR tools and protocols, some of these through direct engagement with UNITAR resources.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies

Campus Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is a postgraduate qualification focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments. [+]

Are you a practising teacher or educator looking to expand your in expansive educational contexts to obtain or update your expertise?

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Newcastle is a postgraduate qualification focused on combining both theory and practice to help you apply your knowledge in modern educational environments.

Throughout this program you will develop an advanced understanding of the broader issues which affect the learning environment, including the differences between educating boys and girls, the pedagogy of learning and how to teach students whose first language isn’t English.

You will be able to hone your skills in specialist subject areas including mathematics, literacy and engineering. There is also the opportunity to undertake coursework in educational research, requiring you to complete a minor thesis.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Family Studies

Campus or Online Full time Part time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

The Graduate Certificate in Family Studies draws on the research and practice expertise of the University’s internationally renowned Family Action Centre, Discipline of Family Studies, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine. As a Centre engaged in the provision of family programs, research and policy advocacy, the Family Action Centre is well positioned to provide theoretical and practical education that will equip graduates for leading roles in family work positions or for the application of Family Studies in other professional roles in fields where understandings of families are important. [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Family Studies is a newly developed program designed for students looking to progress their career opportunities in family study fields.

The program has been designed to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge in core areas including family studies and cultural diversity, equipping you with the necessary expertise to pursue leading roles in family work based positions.

As a graduate you will be qualified to effectively support families in areas such as working with men and fathers, disability and drug and alcohol abuse. Skilled workers in these areas of expertise are essential. The Graduate Certificate in Family Studies will prepare you with the fundamental skills to deal with the complex issues that arise in varied family contexts.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Campus or Online Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to commence a career as an effective and successful practitioner in human resource management. [+]

A Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with the knowledge and skills to commence a career as an effective and successful practitioner in human resource management.

The program can be studied face-to-face at the Newcastle City Precinct, online via Weblearn, or through a combination of the two. This allows you to achieve a postgraduate qualification whilst balancing your professional and personal commitments.

Is it for you?

Are you searching for a qualification that will allow you to become a human resource management practitioner?

The Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management focuses on developing an understanding of human resource management and behaviour in organisations. You will also learn about the context in which organisations operate and the challenges that Human Resource Management professionals face in balancing competing interests. As a commencing student, you do not need to have a background in the discipline, only an interest in developing your knowledge and skills through this professional qualification of high standing.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Marketing

Campus or Online Full time May 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney

A Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with marketing knowledge to plan and execute marketing strategies for organizations in the not-for-profit, government and private sectors. [+]

Marketing is a dynamic, challenging and fast-paced business function. Marketing professionals must be prepared to meet these challenges and cope with the changing nature of the industry. A Graduate Certificate in Marketing from the University of Newcastle equips graduates with marketing knowledge to plan and execute marketing strategies for organizations in the not-for-profit, government, and private sectors.

A Graduate Certificate in Marketing through the University of Newcastle is for professionals aiming to further expand their career opportunities or for people looking to change career. Marketing is a dynamic field and has undergone significant changes in recent times. The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Marketing program will keep you at the cutting edge of the industry.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment

Campus Full time January 2018 Australia Newcastle

Are you an environmental practitioner who is concerned about the risks (human and ecological) associated with environmental pollution and wants to be involved in providing creative solutions to minimise those risks? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment can be the pathway to that position you’ve been dreaming of. [+]

Are you an environmental practitioner who is concerned about the risks (human and ecological) associated with environmental pollution and wants to be involved in providing creative solutions to minimise those risks? The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Pollution Impact Assessment can be the pathway to that position you’ve been dreaming of.

Providing you with specialised training in pollution impact assessment, this industry-focused program will help prepare you for your dream job.

Using a balanced approach that includes both hands on and case studies, you’ll examine the core concepts, principles and techniques underlying environmental risk assessment. You’ll learn how to assess a contaminated site including following guidelines for contaminated site assessment (e.g. NEPM-ASC) and jurisdictional legislation regulating management of contaminated land; carry out desktop research for preliminary site investigation (PSI), develop a conceptual site model (CSM), produce a sampling plan for a detailed site investigation using data quality objectives (DQO’s) and evaluate contaminated site data to identify contaminants fate and pathways and assess the risk presented by the contaminant(s) detected on site.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting

Campus Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Sydney

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain an introduction to accounting concepts and procedures. [+]

The Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting program is designed for students with a degree in a field other than accounting who wish to obtain an introduction to accounting concepts and procedures.

Admission Requirements

Entry into the Graduate Certificate in Professional Accounting (40 units) will be available for applicants who have:

3 year Bachelors Degree not in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma in the discipline; or 3 year Diploma not in the discipline + 1 year relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma in the discipline + 2 years relevant business experience; or 2 year Diploma not in the discipline + 3 years relevant business experience; or At least 5 years business experience. ... [-]

Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 Australia Newcastle Sydney Singapore + 1 more

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics has been designed to provide you with a foundation in economics. This program teaches you to apply economic principles and insights to day-to-day scenarios within the business environment. [+]

The University of Newcastle’s Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics has been designed to provide you with a foundation in economics. This program teaches you to apply economic principles and insights to day-to-day scenarios within the business environment.

Throughout the program, you will gain the ability to communicate economic theories and applied research to a broad range of stakeholders in a professional and practical context.

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Economics is an excellent pathway to continue your studies with the Master of Professional Economics. It is designed for individuals who need the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere – with the University’s advanced online learning system you will have the flexibility to balance your work, life and study.... [-]


Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development

Campus or Online Full time Part time July 2018 Australia Newcastle

If you a looking to pursue a career in not-for-profit or government aid contributing to social change and development or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey. [+]

If you a looking to pursue a career in not-for-profit or government aid contributing to social change and development or you already have the desire and passion to pursue a career in the professional service of others, then the Graduate Certificate in Social Change and Development will provide you with the foundational knowledge you need to begin that journey.

With growing demand for qualified professionals to undertake roles in community development and policy analysis, the University of Newcastle’s program will open the door to positions within funded development projects, aid organisations and government departments, whether in developing countries or in Australia.

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