Professional development courses at ANU

ANU is a place of experts, people at the forefront of global conversations. You will benefit from their deep industry knowledge and strong connections to government when you take a professional course at ANU.

Micro-credentials

Want to build on your professional career and experience without committing to a full degree? Learn about our micro-credential and short course offerings now.

Discounted short courses in 2021

A short course offers the fastest and most flexible path to obtaining a recognised postgraduate qualification. Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available in thirteen of our postgraduate short courses and we’re offering scholarships in twenty-five other Graduate Certificates in 2021 to enable Australians to upskill or retrain at significantly reduced rates.

When you complete an ANU postgraduate short course, you will be awarded a Graduate Certificate. Courses can be completed in as little as six months (full-time) and many are available fully online.

Applications are open now but hurry, Semester 1 applications close 14 February 2021.

Arts, society and culture

Across humanities, creative arts and social sciences, ANU sets national and international standards in research, education and community engagement. Our partnerships with national cultural institutions and non-government organisations will provide you with a range of immersive learning opportunities.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

Other short courses in arts, society and culture:

 

Business and commerce

Whether you choose to specialise in accounting, actuarial studies, economics or management, an ANU short course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead an organisation, develop public policy, start a new company or undertake independent research. 

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

Other short courses in business and commerce:

 

Engineering and computer science

Developed in collaboration with industry partners, ANU engineering and computer science courses are designed to equip you with the expertise you need to be technologically adaptive, globally relevant and in-demand.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

 

Government, policy and international affaris

Combining disciplinary expertise with a regional focus, ANU has long been a leading institution in Australian and international political studies and international relations.  Our deep connections with government, international institutions and non-government organisations will provide you with unparalleled access to world-leading academics, policymakers and practitioners.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

Other short courses in government, policy and international affairs:

 

Health

Whether you are looking at changing the direction of your career or you want to take your existing public health education to the next level, an ANU short course in public health will equip you with the skills to evaluate and provide solutions to complex issues in public health.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

 

Law and legal studies

Open to both law and non-law graduates, a short course in law will provide you with a greater understanding of how the law influences and impacts almost every aspect of daily lives. Our proximity to Parliament, the High Court of Australia and international institutions will provide you with opportunities unique to studying law and regulation in the nation’s capital.  

 

Science

Whether you choose to specialise in astronomy, biological sciences, chemistry, Earth sciences, environment and society, mathematical sciences, physics or science communication, an ANU short course in science will equip you with transferrable skills in critical thinking, analysis, investigation and evidenced-based decision-making. 

Commonwealth Supported Places are available in:

 

Other professional development opportunities

A number of ANU Schools and Centres offer short-term professional development and executive education courses across a broad range of subject areas. Visit their websites to find out more: