Undergraduate Studies

  • Certificate I, II, III, and IV
    • Typical admissions criteria: successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
    • Typical duration: 1 or 2 full time semesters for Certificates I and II, 1 or 2 years for Certificates III and IV.
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities; public and private self-accrediting and non-self-accrediting providers
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Certificates are Levels 1-4 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). They are usually considered vocational training, versus higher education.
  • Diploma
    • Typical admissions criteria: successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
    • Typical duration: 1 to 2 years full time
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities; public and private self-accrediting and non-self-accrediting providers
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Diplomas are Level 5 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
  • Advanced Diploma
    • Typical admissions criteria: successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
    • Typical duration: 1.5 to 2 years full time
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities; public and private self-accrediting and non-self-accrediting providers
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Advanced Diplomas are Level 6 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
  • Associate’s Degree
    • Typical admissions criteria: successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
    • Typical duration: 2 years full time
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities; public and private self-accrediting and non-self-accrediting providers
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Associate’s degrees are Level 6 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
  • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Typical admissions criteria: successful completion of senior high school studies (Senior Secondary Certificate of Education)
    • Typical duration: 3 years full time
    • Offered by (institution types): public and private universities; public and private self-accrediting and non-self-accrediting providers
    • Statistics: http://education.gov.au/higher-education-statistics
    • Additional Information: Bachelor’s degrees are Level 7 on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).