University of Southern Queensland USQ

Graduate Certificate of Science

University of Southern Queensland USQ

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

This program aims to provide educators, science communicators and others with an opportunity to further their knowledge in areas critical to their professional responsibilities and interests.

Designed for

Secondary school teachers


4 units: At least two courses must be Level 8 (all specialisations).


  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Climate Science
  • Applied Data Science
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • General
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Mathematics for High School Teaching
  • Mathematics for Primary/Middle School Teaching
  • Physics
  • Science for Primary/Middle School Teaching
  • Wine Science

Standard entry requirements

Completion of an Australian university three year Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent. Or equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption Procedure. English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 3.

Study pathways

Articulate to: Graduate Diploma of Science.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year
Toowoomba Yes
  • Full-time : 1 semester
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 semester

Further information

Some specialisations may only be available to external education students and/or may only be studied part-time and may not be suitable for international students who wish to study full-time on-campus. Only the Applied Data Science (Semester 2 entry) and Computing specialisations can be studied full-time and/or full-time on-campus. The teaching specialisations alone do not meet eligibility for teacher registration and therefore should only be taken by students who already have completed an initial teacher education program. Semester 1 intake for Applied Data Science specialisation is part time only. Semester 2 part time intake for Applied Data Science specialisation is only available to students who have completed CSC1401 and STA2300 in their Bachelor degrees. Some students may take 1.5 years to complete.

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