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Enrolments: 218,785

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 211,647

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

The Graduate Certificate Explained

Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree can gain entry directly to the Masters. Applicants without an undergraduate degree are not eligible for direct entry into the Masters, but with relevant work experience can enter the program through the Graduate Certificate. Complete an Eligibility Form to see if you have the right experience for the Graduate Certificate pathway


Once you complete the Graduate Certificate, you now have the required qualification to commence your Masters degree.

Do I have to do any extra subjects?

No. Your four subjects completed as part of your Graduate Certificate are fully credited into the Masters degree. You complete four subjects in the Graduate Certificate, and another eight subjects to finish your Masters degree (fewer with credits).

There is no difference in Graduate Certificate and Masters subjects. Graduate Certificate and Masters students are study together, from the same pool of subjects.

How do I transfer?

Transferring from the Graduate Certificate to the Masters is simply a matter of completing a short form. This form will be emailed to you in the last session of your Graduate certificate, along with options for Graduation.

Are there any benefits to completing the Graduate Certificate?

Firstly, you will graduate with multiple qualifications at the end of your study.

Secondly, the point of transition between the Graduate Certificate and Masters is also an ideal moment to take a break from studies, as it is possible to graduate from the Graduate Certificate and then commence the Masters degree at a later date.

If you decide that university study is not for you, then the Graduate Certificate is also a potential exit point to leave your studies while still obtaining a qualification.