Graduate Certificate of Studies

The Graduate Certificate of Studies is a flexible option for graduate studies at ANU for students whose needs are not met by following a program of study in a single academic discipline. Subject to meeting course entry requirements, you will be able to select courses from across the graduate course offerings available, allowing you to structure your studies and direct your learning in a way that meets your academic, personal and professional interests and enables you to develop skills and expertise in a range of learning areas, for example, a combination of courses in art history, environmental science, and management.

Our Graduate certificates are 1 semester (0.5 year) long full time and part time duration varies depending on how many courses are available each semester.

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Key facts

0.5 Year FT or 3 Years PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

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UAC Code: 830584
CRICOS Code: 082261M

Career options

The Graduate Certificate of Studies can be used as a pathway to a Master’s degree, or to advance your career by allowing you to build job-ready skills in your field, or in a completely different profession by developing new and must-have skills in today’s competitive job market.

Hear from our students

“A Graduate Certificate of Studies is ideal for those who want to choose what they want to study for postgraduate. I was able to replicate the requirements from the Master of History program through my subject choices. It gives you a taste of what further postgraduate studies could be and the opportunity to meet likeminded people in your cohort.”
Elise Horspool , Graduate Certificate of Studies

Fees, scholarships & apply

Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.


ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

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