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+.
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.
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.
Browse all short courses
Develop skills, advance your career or learn more about what you love with a short course from Deakin.
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 Financial Adviser Standards compliant?
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.
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.
*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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