Short courses

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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 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.

Industry-aligned

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.

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

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Ethics for Financial Services 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Financial Advice Regulation 16 weeks Online More Info
Financial Behaviour and Decision Making 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Financial Planning Development 16 weeks Online More Info
Ethics for Financial Services (Intensive) 3 days Online, On campus More Info
Financial Advice Regulation (Intensive) 3 days Online More Info
Financial Behaviour and Decision Making (Intensive) 3 days Online More Info
Administrative Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Commercial Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Constitutional Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Contract 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Corporate Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Criminal Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Criminal Procedure 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Equity and Trusts 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Evidence 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Land Law 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Legal Practice and Ethics 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Misleading Conduct and Economic Torts 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Property 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Torts 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Social Media Content Creation 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Creating Your Arts Business 16 weeks Online More Info
Design Thinking and Problem Solving 16 weeks Online More Info
Digital Curation 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Digital Publishing 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Feature Writing 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Introduction to Digital Photography 16 weeks Online, On campus More Info
Media Law and Ethics 16 weeks Online More Info
Making Sense of Communities Online 16 weeks Online; On campus More Info
Managing Your Message 6 weeks On campus More Info
Change Tools 6 weeks Online More Info
Beyond Compliance 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Digital Transformation Leadership 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Front-End Web Development Foundations 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Work and Wellbeing 4-8weeks Online masterclass More Info
Being Board Savvy 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Design Thinking 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Crisis Management 4-6 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Project Management 4-8 weeks Online masterclass More Info
Web Application Server-side Foundations 6 weeks Online More Info
Innovation and Ideation 6 weeks Online More Info
Innovation and Leadership 6 weeks Online More Info
Innovation and Organisational Change 6 weeks Online More Info
Patient Flow Management 6 weeks Online More Info
Patient Journey and System Design 6 weeks Online More Info
Promoting Human and Planetary Health 6 weeks Online More Info
Foundations of Innovation 6 weeks Online More Info
Becoming Career Smart: How to Sell Yourself 2 weeks Online More Info
Caring for Older People: A Partnership Model 2 weeks Online More Info
Infant Nutrition: From Breastfeeding to Baby's First Solids 2 weeks Online More Info
Investigating Innovation 2 weeks Online More Info
IUCN Red List of Ecosystems: The Global Standard for Assessing Risks to Ecosystems 2 weeks Online More Info
Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace 4 weeks Online More Info
Leading Strategic Innovation: How to Lead with Purpose 2 weeks Online More Info
Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work 2 weeks Online More Info
Transforming Digital Learning: Learning Design Meets Service Design 3 weeks Online More Info
What is Leadership? 2 weeks Online More Info
Competitive Advantage: Using Information to Build Business Success 2 weeks Online More Info
Why Research Matters 2 weeks Online More Info
Introduction to Humanitarian Aid 2 weeks Online More Info

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.

Financial planning

Are you a financial adviser aiming to become Financial Adviser Standards compliant?

Law

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

Communication and creative arts

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

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

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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Footnotes

*According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey.

+uCube, Department of Education, Skills and Employment. Postgraduate data excludes research.
^Not all courses are available for Trimester 2 intake, check the course page for details. Some courses have limited places, so apply now to avoid missing out.

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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.

Domestic students
1800 693 888
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International students
+61 3 9034 6205
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