6 months
16816 AUD/full
10840 AUD/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics from University of Queensland is a professional development program designed for teachers of English and other second languages, as well as language professionals in translation, interpretation and other second language areas.


For your half year of full-time (or part-time equivalent) study, you'll select from nearly 20 courses in the linguistic, psychological, educational and socio-cultural aspects of language learning and use, and in language teaching methodology.

The Applied Linguistics program from University of Queensland has a strong national and international reputation. Graduates take up, and in many cases return to, teaching and administrative positions in high schools, universities and language schools in Australia and abroad. They also find employment in business and government positions that draw on the understanding of how languages are used in different settings and cultures.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Linguistics researcher
  • International business consultant
  • Interpreter
  • TESOL teacher

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Teaching Languages in a Global Context

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


8 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

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS 064991D

  • Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of 4.0

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16816 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16816 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.
  • National

    10840 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10840 AUD for the full programme during 6 months.

Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 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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