Study a short course

Advance your professional skills and fast track your career with a flexible short course at The Australian National University.

Start small, think big


ANU is offering limited government subsidised short courses in a range of subject areas this year.

Our short courses are graduate certificates and normally comprise four subjects (24 units) that can be completed in six months. Delivered in a range of flexible modes, including full-time, part-time, online, evening or intensive, they're 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.

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* Information is subject to change and fees are indicative. For further information find the program page on

How to apply


You can apply to study a short course at ANU through the Universities Admission Centre (UAC).

* Exceptions - Application procedures and dates vary for some programs. Please review the application dates on the program page.

Apply through UAC

Application tips


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.

Learn more