How to find the online postgraduate course that’s right for you

The benefits of attaining a postgraduate qualification are undeniable – you will expand your career possibilities and bring new and valuable skills to your current role, all while you increase your salary earning potential.

Taking a step forward with online postgraduate study

You may already know the exact course you wish to study. If that’s the case, a great first step is to have a look at the relevant course page and download the course brochure for more information.

Of course we don’t always know precisely what our next move is going to be with our career, even though we might have a general idea to pursue postgraduate study, and why that’s a valuable thing to do.

So long as you are asking questions and seeking out information, your choice will become clearer, and you’ll be able to find the course that’s going to take you to exactly where you need to be.

A little research goes a long way

When you study a postgraduate degree with QUT Online, your chosen course will equip you with future ready skills and open doors for your career.

The perfect question to ask in the beginning is, ‘What do I want to achieve with online postgraduate study?’ For some, it’s upskilling in their current field of work – to gain new industry-specific skills that will be recognised by your employer, and allow you to take on more responsibility in your current and future roles.

Alternatively, your goal may be to change careers, or specialise in a new field of work related to your current career. Many of QUT Online’s postgraduate degrees are designed with this in mind.

Whatever your motivation happens to be, it’s best to map this out early. Think about what is driving you to consider further study, and choose a course based on this underlying impulse.


One of the best things about studying with QUT Online is the possibility that online study enables.

We often feel we can’t go back to study due to work and family commitments that naturally take priority, but by studying online you’ll be able to study part-time or full-time as you continue to work and fulfil your other responsibilities.

It’s certainly worth thinking about this in practical terms from the outset. If you are able to manage your time well and schedule your study on a weekly basis, you’d be surprised how easy it is to fit in and how much you’ll be able to learn as you work towards attaining your qualification.

Contact us

Once you’ve found the course that aligns best with your career goals and interests, and you’ve read the relevant course brochure, it’s always a good idea to contact a course consultant on 1300 104 196.

A course consultant will be able to discuss any course-specific questions you have, provide more information if you need it, and if you’re happy to go ahead they can streamline your enrolment for the upcoming teaching period.


Whatever course you’re thinking of, be sure to take your time, consider what you’re hoping to get out of online study, and choose the course that best aligns with your aspirations. Be sure to browse our full range of online postgraduate courses and if you need help with anything at all, feel free to speak to a course consultant directly.

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Apply online by filling out our application form or speak to a Course Consultant on 1300 104 196.

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