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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice

Become an agile leader in complexity

Technology, Industry 4.0, climate action, globalisation and more: we live and work in a time of unprecedented change that affects the ways we live and work. This course gives students a multidisciplinary perspective on their roles in organisations and the wider community, where a diverse range of skills is increasingly in demand.

Flexible, individualised learning

The Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice combines practice-based subjects, called Studios, with elective subjects from across the university, to adapt the course to the student's needs.

We understand that’s a lot of freedom. That’s why a learning concierge helps guide students with choosing electives and career coaching for their unique professional background and career trajectory.

Practice-based learning

In Studios, students work with academics and professional peers in collaborative, intensive workshops - honing problem solving skills and critical thinking on their professional development.

The studio teach a systems thinking framework for students to apply and evaluate their technical knowledge and skills. The studio provide mentorship and a collaborative practice-based learning environment to develop competencies.

The course teaches students to think in different ways that enable them to unravel problems, while building postgraduate level content knowledge in subject areas of their choice.

The course for ethical innovative leadership

As graduates, students become decision makers and communicators who tackle complex problems. They are equipped for socially responsible professional practice.

UTS is committed to social justice and the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our community – fostering diversity of thought, critical thinking and technical mastery.

Campus Information

City Campus

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Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Whether students want to thrive in a large organisation or create a new career pathway, the Graduate Certificate in Professional Practice helps them set goals and acquire knowledge and skills to support their career plans.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

 

  • Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants need to satisfy professional practice requirements by providing materials substantiating their professional work experience (at skill level 1 – bachelor's degree or higher) of at least 2 years' full time (or equivalent) in any of the occupations (ANZSCO Version 1.2) listed below. This requirement may be demonstrated through an electronic portfolio or CV and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation.

1 MANAGERS

  • 11 Chief Executives, General Managers and Legislators
  • 12 Farmers and Farm Managers
  • 13 Specialist Managers

2 PROFESSIONALS

  • 21 Arts and Media Professionals
  • 22 Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
  • 23 Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
  • 24 Education Professionals
  • 25 Health Professionals
  • 26 ICT Professionals
  • 27 Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals

Alternative admission pathway

Applicants who do not meet the above requirements but have extensive work experience as a professional or manager (as per the above list of ANZSCO occupations) and a general capacity to undertake tertiary education may be considered. This will be supported by submission of:

  • CV outlining work experience and education and a Statement of Service confirming the dates of employment, and the position held within the organisation,
  • A one-page Personal Statement outlining the applicants interest in the course and contemporary professional education undertaken in support of this interest, and
  • Evidence of Prior Learning and Capacity to undertake tertiary education (demonstrated by successful completion of UTS Microcredential(s) or equivalent).

Assessment of other criteria:

  • The Statement of Service demonstrates extensive work as a manager or professional, and their ability to critically appraise their work.
  • The CV supports the Statement of Service in clarifying the depth of student experience.
  • The Personal Statement clearly articulates the applicant’s learning expectations which align with the course intended outcomes.
  • The Evidence of Prior Learning and Capacity demonstrates contemporary engagement in professional education which is successful, current and at an appropriate level for postgraduate study at UTS, and aligned with the applicant’s Personal Statement.

Applicants considered under these alternative criteria may be required to attend an interview.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184