Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies

Griffith Credentials are earned and issued within this program

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





0.5 year full-time
1 year part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree or higher (4.0 GPA)
  • Relevant professional work experience


Commencing in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Next start date

Trimester 3, 2022 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 24 October 2022

About this program

What's next for your career? You may need to boost your skills to secure a promotion, or you could be looking for a qualification to nudge you into a new line of work. Our Graduate Certificate in Professional Studies allows you to choose your own courses (subjects) to create a personalised qualification that will take you where you want to go.

You can pick and mix four courses from the range of suggested courses below or choose from any of our postgraduate course offerings.

You can tailor your learning experience by selecting the courses most relevant to your aspirations, ensuring that you are getting the knowledge and skills you specifically need to achieve your career goals and optimise your employability.

We have curated and developed a collection of future-focused courses that are mapped to the skills that will be in high demand over the next five years and guided by the latest research into the future of work from LinkedIn, the World Economic Forum and the Queensland Government's Economic Recovery Strategy.

With the freedom to choose your courses, you'll receive an education that's flexible and tailored to your development needs. For each course you complete towards your graduate certificate, you will receive a digital badge that will verify and showcase your new knowledge and skills to employers. The digital badge will also provide you with real-time labour market insights in your chosen learning area. Our flexible study options put you in control of how fast or slow you study, how study fits around your life and how it benefits you.

As a student at Griffith, you'll received personalised supported from day one. Our support services, including careers advice and personal counselling, will help you as a professional to go in the right direction for you and your career.

Attendance information

This program is offered full time and part-time and courses can be studied online unless it is stated that they are face to face only or have on-campus attendance requirements. Depending on the course you wish to start studying with you will be able to work out when you can start studying.

This program is offered online. Some courses are also offered on campus. Depending on the course you wish to start studying with you will be able to work out when you can start studying.

This program is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.

My career opportunities

This program is suited for people that are looking to advance their career and be better enabled for the emerging economy and the challenges it is creating across a range of occupations and professions. The career opportunities are diverse depending on the study pathway that each student engages with. The program will help build new skills and prepare graduates for the future world of work.

Pathways to further study

Completion of this Graduate Certificate may be a pathway into a range of Masters programs, where applicants may be eligible for up to 40 credit points of credit. Our Student Support Advisors will advise you on these options.

Additional fee information

Fees for Domestic students

Fees are charged at the course level in this program - please refer to the program structure for details.

Further information