Job-ready undergraduate certificates

Our short, flexible qualifications will give your career a real boost. Best of all, you can study online.

Whether you’re already a qualified professional or you’ve never studied before, we have a certificate for you. They’re a great way to follow a passion and upskill in an area you’re interested in, and they can all lead to further studies.

You’ll study four units, which can take as little as six months to complete.*

Most of our certificates have flexible, online delivery so you can easily fit them in with your schedule. We have options in Art and Design, Business, Education, Health, Science, Sustainability, Technology, and more.

Best of all, many of our certificates are offered with a 100% fee waiver in 2023. That means you can upskill or learn something new without paying tuition fees.

As well as being a qualification in themselves, our certificates also are a pathway to further study if you wish to continue your learning journey.

*To find out more check out the Frequently Asked Questions below.

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Sem 1 and Sem 2 | Online and On-Campus
Fee waiver available

Developed in consultation with industry experts, this course will teach you the essential business skills to strive in the agribusiness industry, including people management, finance and marketing.

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Applied Technologies

Sem 1 and Sem 2 | Online
Fee Waiver Available

Your opportunity to get hands-on experience with real-world issues facing almost every industry today, such as automation, information security and data analysis.

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Data and Environmental Management

Sem 1 and Sem 2 | On Campus
Fee Waiver Available

Gain an understanding of data science, and how data can be used to inform decisions when managing environmental factors and issues.

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ICT Professional Practice

Sem 1 and Sem 2 | Online and On Campus

Gain relevant, up-to-date ICT skills and globally recognised certifications that differentiate you and increase your employability.

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Small Business

Sem 1 and Sem 2 | Online and On Campus

Considering starting your own business? This course will develop the skills you need, including communication, problem solving, planning, and critical reflection, and your choice of units help customise to your area of interest.

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Making a difference through creative arts and health

Creative Arts and Health student Linda tells her story about returning to study and being able to make a positive impact. Linda is learning fully online, juggling study with her busy life as a mother of two and working part-time.

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Frequently asked questions

Considering applying

Certificates are made of 50 credit points, which is typically four 12.5 credit point units. They can be completed full-time in one semester or part-time over two semesters.

To find out if a course is available part-time, full-time or both, and unit availability, refer to the specific course information on the course page.

Domestic and international fees are listed on the individual course pages above. If you’re a domestic student, you may be eligible to defer your student fees under the HECS-HELP loan scheme.

Some certificates have a fee waiver for eligible domestic students. See the individual course pages for details.

All certificates can be undertaken part-time, unless otherwise specified. Please refer to the specific course information to learn more.

Yes. Most of the certificates are offered completely online. A small number have a face-to-face component that will require study at one of our campuses. Check the course information above for more details.

If you pass all four units, you’ll be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in your chosen subject area. You can also use these units as a pathway into a Diploma, Associate Degree or Bachelor course in a related field. In many cases, you’ll receive credit for the studies you completed in the Undergraduate Certificate to the higher level course. See the individual course pages above for details on which course a certificate is a pathway into.

Undergraduate Certificates are designed to be accessible to people who haven’t studied at university before. If you haven’t completed the necessary prior studies, we’ll take into account your relevant work and life experience. You can provide this to us through a personal competency statement.

Yes. You will have to pay the Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF) for units studied in Undergraduate Certificates.

You’ll need to have access to a computer to complete one of these certificates. If you don't have your own computer, we suggest borrowing one from a friend or family member.

You’ll also require a reliable internet connection. You should expect to download about 1-2 GB of data each month while studying.

Some fully online Undergraduate Certificates are available international students, please contact the relevant school for more information. Undergraduate Certificates with face-to-face components are only available to domestic students.

Please note, international students studying online are not eligible for a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) or student visa.

You do not need a student visa to study fully online Undergraduate Certificates. As these are fully online, you don’t need to be residing in Australia to complete them. If you already have an Australian visa, please check your visa conditions to ensure that you’re permitted to study this certificate with the University of Tasmania before applying.

Applying and enrolling

To apply to one of the job-ready certificates, submit a free online application by selecting the relevant link below:

Domestic students

International students

If you have already submitted an application to us for 2022, please log back in and change your preferences to your chosen certificate to have your application reassessed.

If you work quickly, applications take approximately 20 minutes. If you’re unable to complete the process in one sitting, you can save your progress and come back to it later.

After you’ve applied for the certificate, we’ll assess your application. If you meet the entry requirements, and your certificate has four core units, we’ll automatically enrol you into all units when you receive your offer. If your certificate has a choice of units, you’ll be able to select these in eStudent.

If you’re having any difficulties applying, please contact our Future Students team on 13 8827 (13 UTAS). They can assist you through this process. You can also email

You’ll be assessed in a variety of different ways, depending on the certificate and units you study. This includes online quizzes, reflective writing tasks, project proposals and reports. You can see the specific assessments for your certificate by clicking on the links to the individual units in the certificate information.

Yes. If you’d like to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning, please let us know on your application. When you accept your offer, this will prompt a the central credit team to reach out to you and progress your application.

The maximum amount of recognition for prior learning for an Undergraduate Certificate is 12.5 credit points (one unit).

The eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) is a government form that is available online through eStudent. Completing the form is a mandatory requirement even if your course is entirely covered by a HECS fee waiver, and instructions for how to complete the eCAF are available.

If you would like to withdraw from the course, follow the instructions on how to withdraw through eStudent. Please note that the deadline to withdraw is the Census Date.

For Semester 1 2022 the Census Date is 22 March 2022.

For information on scholarships, refer to Scholarships, fees and costs.