Government subsidised short courses

Don't miss this chance to secure your place in the future of work.

The Australian Government is providing financial incentives for a range of short courses in 2021 – apply to progress your career now and be ready for tomorrow.

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Supporting future employment

The Australian Government's Job-ready Graduates package is providing a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) in a range of Deakin's graduate certificates in 2021. It's your chance to upskill or retrain in areas of strong job growth at a reduced cost. Selected from study areas deemed a national priority, the short courses will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to begin an exciting new career or as a stepping stone to further studies.

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Low-cost study

Depending on the course you wish to study, savings of up to 80% on the usual full fee-paying price are available.

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Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training – E506J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10500$1975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching) – E510J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10500$1975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Communication – A539J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $11000$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of International Relations – A503J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10800$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Criminology – A504J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $12500$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of International and Community Development – A565J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $11100$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy – A502J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10800$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership – E556J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10500$1975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies – A568J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10900$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Assitance – A567J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $11100$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Writing and Literature – A535J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $11000$5602Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Creative Arts – A559J Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong) Full fee: $11100$4629Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education – E544J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $12500$1975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Business Administration – M501J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud Full fee: $17700$7078Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management – M515J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14700$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Professional Accounting – M506J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14700$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Business (Sport Management) – M518J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14600$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Property – M511J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $15800$6231Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Business (Arts and Cultural Management) – M519J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Marketing – M528J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14500$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Commerce – M516J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14500$6630Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Financial Planning – M569J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $13800$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Information Systems – M522J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3476Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence for Business – M553J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Diabetes Education – H520J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $11900$1975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Human Nutrition – H511J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14300$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Disability and Inclusion – H508J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $12600$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion – H515J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $13000$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Strength and Conditioning – H513J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10400$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Health Economics – H504J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $13100$4983Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Agricultural Health and Medicine – H522J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $13400$4024Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Sport Performance Analysis – H514J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $10400$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Counselling – H558J Cloud (Online) Full fee: $12900$7250Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Epidemiology Intelligence – H546J – New in 2021 Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) $3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Construction Management – S591J Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $13100$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Data Analytics – S576J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3446Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology – S578J Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong); Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Management – S538J Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Artificial Intelligence – S536J Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3449Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security – S535J Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Data Science – S577J Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3404Commonwealth Supported Place More Info
Graduate Certificate of Engineering – S550J Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online) Full fee: $14200$3975Commonwealth Supported Place More Info

Study now, pay later

A CSP is a place in a course where Deakin receives some funding from the Australian Government. This means you'll only need to contribute part of the cost of your course – this is referred to as the 'student contribution'. In addition, if you meet the eligibility criteria and would prefer to defer your student contribution, you can apply for HECS-HELP.

HECS-HELP provides you with a loan to cover your student contribution. By taking out a HECS-HELP loan, the Australian Government pays your tuition fees directly to Deakin. You repay your HECS-HELP loan from your employment income – but only once you're earning over $46,620.

Need help applying?

Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options and the application process. Connect with us via live chat or by calling 1800 693 888.

How to apply

You can apply online for our government subsidised short courses via the Deakin Application Portal. Before beginning your application, be sure to check your chosen course page for entry requirements and any supporting documents needed.

After submitting your application online, if eligible, you will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). If you'd like to know more about the application or the offer process, please get in touch with one of our friendly future student advisers via live chat or by calling 1800 693 888.

Got a question but can't find the answer?

We've curated some of the most commonly asked questions our future student advisers receive from people just like you wishing to invest in their future.

Frequently asked questions

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Are the Commonwealth Supported Place (CSPs) limited per course?

Yes, Deakin has a limited allocation of CSPs for each of the approved courses, which will be awarded on a rolling basis to domestic students. Fees will revert to the original full-fee cost once places are exhausted, so we encourage you to apply soon to avoid missing out.

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How many short courses can I study in 2021?

There's no limit on the number of short courses you can study in 2021. However, there are limits to the amount of Commonwealth study assistance you can receive and the number of units you can study in a trimester (maximum of 4 credit points per trimester), so please get in touch with our future student advisers to learn more about your specific situation.

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Which short courses are available as part of the Job-ready Graduates Package?

A list of the approved Deakin courses can be found in the course table above.

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When can I commence my course?

You must commence study in 2021 in order to receive the government subsidised price. Apply now for Trimester 1, 2021 and begin your study journey in March.

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How do I apply?

You can apply online for our government subsidised short courses via the Deakin Application Portal. After submitting your application online, if eligible, your Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) will be offered. If you'd like to know more about the offer process, please get in touch with one of our friendly future student advisers via live chat or by calling 1800 693 888.

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What will my course cost?

Tuition fees for these courses are based on 2021 CSP rates, which vary by field of education. The CSP and full-fee cost (where relevant) are listed in the table.

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Will HECS-HELP be available?

Yes, eligible students may be able to access HECS-HELP assistance.

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Will the Deakin Alumni Postgraduate Bursary apply?

No, postgraduate CSPs are ineligible for the Alumni Postgraduate Bursary.

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Can I study on a part-time basis?

Yes, Deakin offers flexible learning through both full or part-time options. However, it's important to check the course page for unit availability.

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Can I defer my offer?

Unfortunately, due to the limited allocation of CSP places, you are unable to defer your offer to a future trimester.

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Are these courses online only?

No, the available study modes, including on-campus for many, is listed for each eligible course on the individual course page. As Deakin works towards COVID-Normal in 2021, we'll combine online and on-campus activities to ensure all campuses are COVIDSafe and adhere to government guidelines. Learn more

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Do I need to be unemployed to apply for these courses?

No, these short courses are open to anyone who meets the entry criteria, which does not include employment status.

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What happens if I don't complete the full course?

If you don't complete the full course, you can purchase an official academic transcript of results.

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What happens if I don’t complete the course in 2021 and wish to continue studying in 2022?

2022 fees are yet to be determined. You're strongly encouraged to complete your study in the 2021 academic year (by the end of February, 2022).

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Can I progress to a higher-level qualification, like a masters?

Completing a short course is a great way to see if further study is for you. After graduation, we encourage you to apply and progress to the next level of postgraduate study for your chosen field – in most cases, a masters degree.

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Footnotes

*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2019
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)
***Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018