How it works
Open to anyone, available 24/7 and accessible by mobile, tablet or desktop, Deakin's courses on FutureLearn fit study around your life. These premium online courses are delivered on a social and easy-to-use platform, giving you the perfect introduction to learning online with Deakin. Learn from Deakin’s best educators and connect with others in an enjoyable, social environment. Here's how:
Free online courses
Register and complete a free, two-week online course on FutureLearn to upskill for your job, forge a path to a new career, or just satisfy a hungry mind.
Microcredentials and programs
Successfully complete a microcredential and you'll gain independent recognition from Deakin, or enrol in a single program without having to commit to a full degree.
Access a number of full postgraduate degrees on FutureLearn, so you can study in convenient chunks from start to finish, and graduate with an internationally recognised qualification from Deakin.
Education with industry in mind
Deakin courses are developed with international industry partners such as Save the Children. So, as you learn, you'll gain competitive, industry-focused skills to boost your employability and give you the confidence to apply your knowledge in the real world.
Be part of a global community
What happens when you learn in a highly social environment with people of all ages, cultures and experiences? A richer, more worldly education. Participate in meaningful learning conversations and understand how your knowledge applies on a global scale.
Free online courses
Deakin offers free, two-week courses through FutureLearn that give you access to high-quality learning wherever you are. Join now or register your interest to start your learning journey, whether you're looking to get ahead in your career, start a new career or pursue your interests. On completion of your course you can choose to purchase a certificate of achievement, which you can link to your CV or LinkedIn profile as evidence of your attainment.
Food and Mood: Improving Mental Health Through Diet and Nutrition
Explore the relationship between nutrition and brain health, why it matters, and how to work towards positive food changes.
Introduction to Humanitarian Aid
Learn the basic principles and approaches to responding to humanitarian emergencies with this free online course.
Learn what innovation is and why being innovative is important in your personal and professional life.
Introduction to Sustainability and Development
Explore the impact of human activity on our planet, and what we can do to ensure a sustainable future for everybody.
Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace
Explore why cultural diversity matters in the workplace an dhow multicultural teams can benefit your organisation.
Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive
Learn how to become more resilient and thrive in the face of stressful conditions in contemporary work and life.
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.
Kickstart your online learning
Online learning can help you upskill or launch a brand new career, with the reassuring flexibility of working around your current commitments.
Microcredentials and programs
Microcredentials and programs are designed to help you build specialised skills relevant to your career without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. They allow you to deepen your understanding and upskill for work in rapidly growing industries. What's more, on successful completion of a microcredential or program you may be eligible for credit across a range of postgraduate degrees at Deakin, moving you along a path of life long learning.
Why not take a step forward in your career with one of the below topic areas?
Learn effective research methods to conduct academic and professional research, and gain the skills to enhance your business career or work successfully in doctoral research.
Digital Learning, Design and Assessment
Explore the key issues, trends and theories transforming the professional practice of digital learning.
Introduction to IT Professional Practice
Designed for students who have experience working in industry, enhance your professional skills.
Sustainability and Development
Explore sustainability in the context of development programs.
The Humanitarian World
Discover the history of humanitarian aid and the principles and values that underpin the sector.
Gender and Development
Explore debates in gender and development.
FutureLearn is an innovative global platform at the forefront of online course delivery. These courses offer a highly interactive social learning experience delivered to you in easily manageable steps.
Professor Liz Johnson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
In a world first, our partnership with FutureLearn delivers full postgraduate degrees on an innovative learning platform. This provides global online access to Deakin’s premium learning experiences, from free short two-week courses through to full postgraduate degrees. We offer a variety of postgraduate degrees on FutureLearn across a range of interest areas.