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Undergraduate Certificate of University Studies

Undergraduate Certificate of University Studies (UCUS)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • -
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
  • Feb, May, Sep


  • Start your study journey with UniSQ’s Undergraduate Certificate of University Studies. Progress your studies in one simple step – study when and where it suits you, at your own pace, with all subjects offered online. 
  • This certificate prepares you for higher education studies and the professional workplace. You’ll gain skills required to research and write essays at university level and learn to effectively discuss, evaluate and communicate foundation concepts and processes to confidently enter the workforce.
  • Graduate with a university qualification after just four courses and have the option to continue to study an undergraduate degree or a Diploma program. 
  • Benefit from a flexible qualification, offered in all three trimesters, that can be completed in four months or be spread out throughout the year if you study part-time.

Further study

When you successfully complete your certificate, you will be ready to pursue most undergraduate degrees on offer at UniSQ, including a Diploma of Multidisciplinary Studies.

Career outcomes

  • As part of this qualification, you will study courses that will enhance your academic English, digital skills, study strategies, and career identity providing you with the confidence to follow your dream career.
  • As a stepping stone to further study, receive a qualification and be eligible for direct entry into UniSQ’s Diploma of Multidisciplinary Studies and selected UniSQ undergraduate degrees.

Entry requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older in the year of enrolment.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Other pathway options

At UniSQ, we understand the path to University is different for everyone. There are many pathways programs available to fast-track your way to a UniSQ degree, and gain the confidence to study along the way.

Need help deciding which pathway is right for you? Contact our friendly team who can assist with any questions you might have.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per study period.

Once accepted into the certificate, you will need to complete online diagnostic tests in mathematics, e-literacy, and English communication skills to assist staff in determining your level of reading comprehension, written expression, and mathematical understanding.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the UniSQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 14140

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2024. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.


At UniSQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to UniSQ.


You can select to start your study in Trimester 1, 2 or 3.

Study period  Orientation  Study period start date Finish date
Trimester 1, 2024  Monday 15 January Monday 22 January Friday 26 April 
Trimester 2, 2024 Monday 6 May Monday 13 May  Friday 16 August
Trimester 3, 2024 Monday 26 August Monday 2 September Friday 6 December 

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