Course Description

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Linguistics provides you with the opportunity to engage with international experts in the fields of functional linguistics, world English, and language, culture and media discourse. You will attend seminars on educational linguistics, TESOL, clinical linguistics, forensic linguistics, and translation and interpreting.

You will be trained to apply your knowledge of language in diverse settings, including teaching, translation, journalism and media, language policy and planning, website design and socio-educational development.

Why study with us?
Experience our faculty’s internationally acclaimed, genre-based literacy education.

Access the ‘Sydney School’ – a groundbreaking and internationally recognised literacy initiative in primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education, designed and implemented by our talented group of specialist linguists and educators.

You will be taught by experts in applied linguistics with strengths in world English, media discourse, functional linguistics, language and culture and electronic communication.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $24,000 total course cost.
International Students: $33,500 per year full-time

Starting dates


Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.1% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 79.2% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.3% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 73.5% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 6.5% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $74,200 (national average $77,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 055316C
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCAPPLIN1000

Entry Requirements

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing