Short courses at ANU

Advance your professional skills and fast track your career with a flexible short course from Australia's national university.

Discounted short courses in 2021

Applications are now open!

A short course offers the fastest and most flexible path to obtaining a recognised postgraduate qualification.

All ANU short courses are available at a significantly reduced rate for the second half of 2021. Please see information on fee discounts below. 

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:

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts are available for: 

 

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:

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts are available for: 

 

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:

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts are available for: 

 

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.  

Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts are available for: 

 

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:

 

Short Course Fee Discounts

There are two ways to obtain a fee discount for your short course:

  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) - Job-ready Packages
  • Graduate Certificate Fee Discounts

To be eligible for either of these discounts you must:

  • Commence your short course in 2021
  • Complete your full Graduate Certificate in 2021 or the first half of 2022.

If a full degree is not completed, the remainder of the courses will be billed on a full-fee bases from Semester 2 2022. View the reduce fees for your chosen program on the programs and courses website.

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:

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.