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Develop skills, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a short course from Deakin.


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Take your career to the next level

Whether you’re looking to fill a knowledge gap in your current role, develop a specific set of skills to boost your immediate job prospects, or gradually strengthen your expertise to secure your long-term employability, our comprehensive range of short courses are an accredited, affordable and accessible way to achieve your career goals.

Flexible online learning

With a premium interactive platform backed by the top-rated tech support in the country*, we’re Australia’s most sought-after university for online postgraduate students+.

In-demand, real-world skills

Our courses are designed to meet the rising demand for skilled professionals in rapidly growing industries, so you can be confident you’ll develop highly sought-after skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.


By choosing a Deakin short course you’re ensuring the knowledge and skills you gain will be valued by employers and aligned with industry needs.

Stackable short courses

The embodiment of truly personalised learning – our stackable short courses have been designed to give you maximum flexibility in minimum time. Each course can be undertaken individually or in parallel with others. Complete one for a standalone qualification or stack multiple towards a full Deakin degree.

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I am currently living abroad and was able to attend classes with students both locally in Australia and around the globe – the technology and interaction was seamless.

Timothy Hipworth

Master of Business Administration (MBA) student

Professional development single units

Offered across a range of sectors, including financial planning, law, communication and creative arts, our professional development single units are designed to boost your employability and futureproof your career.

Are you a financial adviser aiming to become FASEA compliant?

Financial planning

Do you need to complete VLAB units to qualify for legal practice in Victoria?


Is there a passion you'd like to explore further through formal study?

Communication and creative arts

Free online courses

Upskill in your downtime by studying a free online course in an area that interests you. You’ll build valuable work and life skills to utilise in your career now and into the future.

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Get in touch

We're ready to help you make an informed choice. Our friendly advisers are available to speak to you one-on-one about your study options, support services and how we can help you further your career.

Domestic students 
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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*According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.

+ uCube, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Postgraduate data excludes research.