Graduate certificates and diplomas involve studying additional courses at Level 7 after you’ve completed a degree, typically a Bachelor of Science or Applied Science. Graduate certificates usually take one semester of full-time study to complete, whereas graduate diplomas generally take a full year.
These qualifications can help you move into move into a different area, for example, if you’ve done a degree in Maths but would like to get work in the digital/IT industry you might do a graduate certificate in Computer Science or Information Technology.
You can specialise in almost any subject that’s offered as a major for a Bachelor of Science – but check with your tertiary institution. You’ll generally need to have already done some first-year courses in the subject, as getting a graduate certificate or diploma requires completion of second- and third-year courses.
Options for further study are the same as for a degree with the same major.