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.
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.
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.
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.
Course seeker: find a Deakin short course to upskill in your career
Explore our range of online short courses that focus on upskilling you in areas of demand, delivered by industry professionals.
Deakin's Cloud Campus: your online study questions answered
To help you understand whether the Cloud Campus is right for you, we've answered five of the most common questions we hear from prospective students.
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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.
*According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.
+ uCube, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Postgraduate data excludes research.