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Postgraduate study

Transform your career with a postgraduate degree.

The world has changed, but your ambitions shouldn’t. Study at a university ranked in the top 1 per cent worldwide.

Postgraduate courses

These are some of our most popular courses.

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Graduate Diploma in Education
New course

Graduate Diploma in Education

Study our new Graduate Diploma in Education and switch to a career as a primary or high school teacher in just one year. Apply now and begin in February 2024.

Curtin MBA: Applications open!

Applications close 25 August 2024

Apply now to start studying your Master of Business Administration (MBA) in September 2024 (Trimester 3).

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What are your study options?

Many courses allow you to enrol in a graduate certificate and progress to a graduate diploma or master degree. Alternatively you can enrol in a master degree and exit early with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.

Graduate certificate

This qualification can give you specialist knowledge in an area in your field, or become the cornerstone of a fresh new career.

Duration Six months.

Graduate diploma

Lift your knowledge in your chosen field to a much higher level.

Duration One year to complete, or six months if you’ve already studied a graduate certificate in the same subject.

Master by coursework

Some courses can be studied fully or partly online. These offer interactive educational experiences that get you the same degree as if you studied on campus.

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Why choose Curtin for postgrad study?


77.5% of Curtin University graduates are employed full-time four months after completing their postgrad course.

Postgrad median salary

Graduates from Curtin University earn a median salary of $70,900.


78.5% of Curtin University students were satisfied with the skill development they experienced through their postgrad studies.

Earn a future-focused qualification in only six months

Upskill, diversify or change careers with a Curtin postgrad qualification. We’ve selected a suite of graduate certificates that are designed to prepare you for a career in industries that are important to the new future of work.

We’ve always been here to help you

Curtin has been delivering excellence in online education for more than 20 years, and has plenty of support options for our online learners.

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Scholarship opportunities

A postgraduate degree is an investment in your future. We offer a number of scholarships that support you in your studies and ensure you’re best set up to achieve your career goals.

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Study support

Throughout your course, you’ll have access to a range of support services to ensure you’re best set to succeed in your learning and career.

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Your employer may be able to help you with the cost of postgraduate study at Curtin. Many organisations have employee-education policies designed to share the costs of education.

Curtin Credentials

Curtin Credentials

Are you looking to continue your professional learning, but need an option that fits in with your lifestyle? Curtin Credentials are flexible, globally recognised micro credentials that can enhance your professional development and make you a valuable asset to your workplace.

Frequently asked questions

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Postgraduate certificate

Postgraduate certificate