Start small, think big
At ANU, a short course is a graduate certificate that normally comprises four subjects (24 units) that can be completed in six months.
Delivered in a range of flexible modes, including full-time, part-time, on campus, online, evening or intensive, a short course is a great way to fit further study around your professional and personal life.
Find a short course
Search for a graduate certificate that matches your interests and plans for advancing your career.
Engineering and Computer Science
Government, Policy, Asia Pacific, International Relations
Natural, Physical and Environmental Sciences
Business and Commerce
How to apply
You can apply to study a short course at ANU through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).
- Applications close
31 January 2022
- Offer acceptance deadline
11 February 2022
- Semester 1 begins
21 February 2022
Following these steps will make applying for a short course easier.
1. Choose your graduate certificate program
Consider which ANU graduate certificate program is best for you by searching the programs and courses catalogue.
2. Check your eligibility
Check that you meet the admission requirements of your program, including academic requirements and prerequisites.
3. Explore flexibility
Explore modes of delivery, indicative assessments and workloads to make sure your chosen program will fit your lifestyle.
4. Consider tuition fees
Your tuition fees will depend on the courses within your graduate certificate program. Review ANU tuition fees and payments.
Looking for a shorter program?
If you are looking for a shorter program to progress your career, explore ANU micro-credentials.
Short in duration, micro-credentials can be stacked for credit towards applicable ANU graduate programs.