Undergraduate and postgraduate
The undergraduate courses available include Bachelor Degrees, Advanced Diplomas, Diplomas and Certificate IV.
- Bachelor Degrees generally require a minimum of three to four years full-time study
- Advanced Diplomas generally require at least two years full-time study
- Diplomas generally require two years of full-time study
- Certificate IV courses can be, but are not always, the first year qualification of a Diploma.
All courses vary in the time commitment they require from students, so it is best to check with the institutions you are applying to in order to be clear about what they mean by ‘full-time study’. Depending on the content and level of the course, this could be anything between twelve and thirty-five ‘contact hours’ (that is hours in tutorials and lectures) per week. In addition to this, you are expected to devote equal time to private study. Again, this varies from course to course and even from subject to subject.