Qualification Types - general definitions
This provides general definitions of qualification types.
A Bachelor Degree is the lowest level of degree at a University and normally requires at least three years of full-time study.
A Diploma is completed at a tertiary level and normally requires two years of full-time study.
A Certificate is completed at a tertiary level and normally takes one year of full-time study to complete.
Postgraduate study is any higher-level study usually undertaken after you have completed a Bachelor Degree. The number of full-time years to complete it varies.