USQ's Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics) is ideal if you work with second language speakers and their communities, or in the fields of speech therapy and pathology, allied health, psychology or training in a variety of settings that requires skills in communication management and cross-cultural interaction.
This four course degree, allows you to enhance your knowledge and skills as a facilitator of learning in second language contexts and to critically reflect on language related issues.
Pathway to further study
Considering further study in applied linguistics? You can begin by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate of Education (Applied Linguistics) and keep studying at a Masters level in either the Master of Applied Linguistics, Master of Education (TESOL) or Master of Education. You may also like to study all the way to a doctorate.
Applied linguistics is a useful complement to a range of intercultural learning and language development professions. New employment opportunities abroad are available in companies that employ graduates with problem-solving and analytical skills in international relations with second language users in the workplace.
There is also demand among administrators and teachers in classrooms, in Indigenous communities associated with sectors such as Education, Health and Industry.