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Progress with a postgraduate degree

Take the next step in your career

A postgraduate degree will give you additional knowledge to advance your career, specialise in a particular area or take your career in a promising new direction.

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I’m wanting to advance my career

Curtin’s postgraduate degrees are highly regarded. Not only will studying with us help refine your discipline-specific knowledge and skills – you’ll greatly improve your transferable skills, which are highly sought by employers.

Our postgraduate degrees will also meet academic requirements for occupations such as an architect, midwife or lawyer.

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I’m ready for a career change

Some of Curtin’s postgraduate degrees only require a bachelor degree to apply, making it easy for you to change careers if you choose.

Our degrees are also designed to help you develop knowledge and skills in new areas, so you won’t feel like you’re starting from scratch.

Curtin alumni, Holly Tisdall, looking at camera and smiling

Holly Tisdall, Master of Nurse Practitioner

I decided to undertake this course because I felt it was time to build on the knowledge and skills I have learned over the years as a registered nurse with current, evidence-based education. The most enjoyable area included learning advanced diagnostics and pharmacology, and completing my own research.

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David Tredinnick, Graduate Diploma in Records Management and Archives

The education I’ve received has made me confident and excited for my future, allowing me to prove to myself that it’s never too late to retrain or change careers.

What you can expect


Curtin offers flexible study options to help you manage your work and family commitments. Many courses offer the option for part-time and online study, and many lectures and tutorials are held in the evening to accommodate postgraduate students who work during the daytime.

Financial support

Your employer may be able to help you with the cost of postgraduate study at Curtin. Many organisations have employee-education policies designed to share the costs of education that is mutually beneficial.

Industry experience

You will benefit from Curtin’s strong links to business and industry, working on real projects and research initiatives, undertaking internships and attending events and networking opportunities.

Tools and resources

Receive the latest info

Want invitations to upcoming postgraduate events, information about new courses and tips on how to manage postgraduate study?

Finish sooner with credit

If you’ve undertaken study or work experience that matches part of your degree, you could reduce your course duration.

Plan your timetable

Once you know which units to study, you can get an idea of your weekly schedule using our timetable tool.

Get qualified in six months

If you can’t commit to a long degree, you could study a graduate certificate or diploma, and graduate within six months to a year.

Professional development

Want a taste of what postgraduate study is like? Try one of our short upskilling programs.