6 months
26800 AUD/full
Tuition fee
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The Graduate Certificate in Academic Foundations from University of Canberra offers international students a pathway to further learning in coursework master's degrees initially in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law and the Faculty of Science and Technology (other Faculties may decide to use this pathway later).  

Visit the official programme website for more information


UC recognises how important it is that you are able to continue with your studies while your travel plans are temporarily put on hold due to COVID-19. For this reason, we have developed a carefully selected range of online units for our most popular degree courses, enabling you to commence your study online before transitioning to face-to-face study once travel restrictions are lifted.

Please refer to our website for detailed info regarding availability/conditions etc

The Graduate Certificate in Academic Foundations from University of Canberra is designed for students who have not met the direct entry into coursework Master course academic requirements.  

Key facts: 

It would also be available to domestic students, if required, who gain entry to Master programs based on work experience and have no experience of higher education studies.

The GCAF gives students the opportunity to develop and systematically apply academic literacies and research skills in the English language academic environment, and specialised theoretical and technical knowledge in their chosen fields of study or practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Academic Writing and Research Skills G  
  • Intercultural Academic Communication G 
  • Managing People G 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


12 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Starting from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at University of Canberra and/or in Australia, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a qualification or equivalent as approved by the University.
CRICOS Code: 097614A  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26800 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26800 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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