Postgraduate early bird application fee ends soon

16 Oct 2023

Each year, thousands of people apply for postgraduate study through UAC. The early bird fee for postgraduate applications ends at 11.59pm on 31 October 2023 so start researching your options and make your move. After 31 October, the application fee will increase from $78 to $215.

It's a big step to head back to the books, but there are three main reasons it could be the right decision for you.

1. Consolidate your career
Advance your skills and become an expert in your area by gaining specialist knowledge. Postgraduate study shows your commitment to your career and, in a crowded job market, it can help you stand out from the crowd and increase your earning potential.

2. Prepare for a career change
Expand your knowledge, gain a new qualification and establish yourself in a new field. As well as learning new skills you can make connections with others in that area and build a personal network while you study. You’ll also be spending time with like-minded people.

3. Follow your passion
Postgraduate study can be a rewarding and enriching experience in its own right. Get your brain cranking in an area that’s always interested you, take the opportunity to pursue your passion, or take that business idea and make it a reality.

There are almost 800 courses available at 16 institutions. Whether you opt for a six-month graduate certificate or a two-year masters degree, there are online and part-time options to help you manage your time.

Graduate certificate

Usually 6 months. Upskill to support your career, or get a taste of something completely new.

Graduate diploma

Usually 1 year. Study components of a masters degree without diving all the way in. Gain a professional qualification.

Masters degree (coursework)

Usually 2 years. Gain specialised knowledge and skills. May be required for professional accreditation.