Fast, affordable courses
Our new stackable short courses are changing the face of university study, enabling you to prioritise what you learn, when. Providing specific, industry-based skills you need right now, with the added benefit of credit towards a Deakin degree* if you ever choose to take your study further, our stackable short courses will fast-track your skills development and maximise your career potential.
Skills for now, credit for later
The ideal way to fill a knowledge gap in your current role, develop a specific set of skills, or gradually strengthen your expertise. Upskill fast and build credit towards your longer-term career and study goals on a timeline that suits you.
Co-designed by industry
Recognised and valued by industry and employers alike, each course has been co-designed with industry experts and partners, to meet your career goals and their employment needs.
Fast and affordable
Get the rapid knowledge growth you need now (without breaking the bank) to maximise your career potential and ensure long-term employability. Develop highly sought-after skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace.
Flexible, accredited postgraduate study
A fully customisable study experience, each course can be undertaken individually or in parallel with others. Complete one for a standalone credential or stack multiple courses as part of a full Deakin postgraduate degree.
Designed by industry experts
What is a stackable short course?Our stackable short courses enable you to choose how far and wide you take your learning, whether you want to study just one stackable short course, or string together multiple and build towards a Deakin degree. Study online, start any time and take full control over how much or how little you study.
Discover our stackable short courses, co-designed with industry to provide in-demand skills you can apply for immediate impact. Delivered 100% online, learn your way with two study modes. Online on-demand study allows extra flexibility to learn on your schedule. Prefer a live, interactive learning environment? Explore our online masterclasses.
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I found the sessions very informative and insightful. Each session thoroughly covered project management topics and unpacked useful tools that I can apply immediately in real life. Thank you for all the great learnings!
The best online short courses for professional development
Learn new job-relevant skills with professional development via Deakin’s flexible and industry-led online short courses, designed to boost your career.
What to consider when choosing the best postgraduate degree for you
A postgraduate qualification can help you deepen or broaden your skillset, and advance your career to the next level.
An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university
Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide^ and with more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we are proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.
*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.
Limits on elective space in a destination degree are outlined in specific degrees’ course rules within the Deakin University Handbook. Typically, a maximum of four stackable short courses can be used as credit (2 credit points) towards a masters; and two stackable short courses can be used as credit (1 credit point) towards graduate certificates and diplomas.
^ARWU Rankings 2022.