Free online courses with Deakin

What if you could learn something career-changing for free? With Deakin’s free online courses, you can keep your mind sharp by building valuable work and life skills, so when the world is back in business, so are you.

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Digital is in our DNA, with 40 years of experience in distance and online learning. Study a free online course at Deakin to connect with a community of 60,000 online learners ready to secure their future with you.

Free online courses

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Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

Explore how food, nutrition, and mental health are all related, and how to make optimal dietary changes.

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Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work

Learn how to deal with stress at work and in your personal life through building resilience skills.

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Leading Strategic Innovation: How to lead with purpose

Discover the importance of strategic thinking, innovation, and purposeful leadership when dealing with change.

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Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

Bring powerful digital learning into your professional practice. Explore current issues and emerging trends in the field.

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Study for free

These free online courses can be completed in as little as two weeks

Run by academics

Learn from the comfort of your home with Deakin's expert academics.

Learn at your own pace

Start, stop, pause as you like with a flexible learning platform.

How it works

Open to anyone, available 24/7 and accessible by mobile, tablet or desktop, Deakin's free online courses allow you to fit study around your work and home life. Learn from Deakin’s best educators and connect with other students in an enjoyable, social environment.

Deakin has partnered with FutureLearn, an innovative learning platform, to deliver these courses online. Joining a course is easy:

1. Register and complete a free, two-week online course on FutureLearn to upskill for your job, forge a path to a new career, or satisfy a hungry mind.

2. You can then choose to purchase a certificate of achievement that you can link to your CV or LinkedIn profile as evidence of your attainment.

Browse all Deakin courses on FutureLearn

In such a rapidly changing world, life-long learning and regular upskilling gives you a career advantage and a confidence boost while enabling you to engage with global learners in your chosen field.

Wendy Palmer

Director, Deakin Global Studio

Courses available to join now

Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Caring for Older People: A Partnership Model

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition

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Duration: 3 weeks 
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Infant Nutrition: From Breastfeeding to Baby's First Solids

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Introduction to Sustainability and Development

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Investigating Innovation

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: The global standard for assessing risks to ecosystems

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace

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Duration: 4 weeks 
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Leading Strategic Innovation: How to Lead with Purpose

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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What is Leadership?

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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Competitive Advantage: Using Information to Build Business Success

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Duration: 2 weeks 
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What's it like to study online?

How to spend your time during isolation

With so much uncertainty in the air, how can you get ready to make a contribution to a post-pandemic world?

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Why you won't feel lonely or isolated when you study online

Online study brings many opportunities to connect with others through social media and technology as part of your course.

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