Stackable short courses at Deakin

Reshaping university education.

Flexible, fast and affordable online courses to give you the skills you need now, and designed to stack together as credit towards a full Deakin postgraduate degree.

Fast, affordable courses for now

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.

Courses

Delivered 100% online via our renowned, purpose-built learning platform and created to meet the rising demand for skilled professionals in rapidly growing industries. With Deakin stackable short courses, you can upskill fast in key areas of demand and make an immediate impact with your newfound knowledge.

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Business and management

AgileShift

This short course gives you the confidence to understand, engage with and lead change by embracing agile ways of working.

31 May
4–8 weeks
Business and management

Being Board Savvy

This short course gives you a practical understanding of working with a board and/or aspiring to become a board non-executive director.

28 April
4–8 weeks
Business and management

Beyond Compliance

This short course will help you better understand all aspects of governance in your organisation.

10 August
4–8 weeks
Business and management

Change Tools

This short course builds your knowledge, practical skills and use of tools to manage or lead workplace change.

On-demand
6 weeks
Business and management

Design Thinking

Facing a tough challenge at work? This short course gives you immediate skills to apply design thinking to redefine complex business problems and put the user at the heart of your approach.

8 March
4–8 weeks
Business and management

Digital Transformation Leadership

Want to develop digital leadership skills? This short course gives you the expertise to identify opportunities and establish digital transformation agendas.

8 October
2-day intensive
Business and management

Foundations of Innovation

This short course helps you to identify challenges and apply frameworks to understand and foster innovation.

On-demand
6 weeks
Data science, analytics and IT

Front-End Web Development Foundations

This short course gives you the skills to develop web applications with a focus on client-side/front-end programming.

13 December
6 weeks
Business and management

Innovation and Ideation

This short course enables you to evaluate and select approaches to ideation and innovation in your organisation.

On-demand
6 weeks
Business and management

Innovation and Leadership

This short course helps you to lead strategic innovation internally in your organisation – and manage resistance to change.

On-demand
6 weeks
Business and management

Innovation and Organisational Change

This short course enables you to diagnose the need for organisational change and to develop a change program using a business plan for strategic change management, communication and validation.

On-demand
6 weeks
Business and management

Managing Your Message

Want to be a good presenter? This short course gives you the expertise to be an effective communicator who can confidently deliver a presentation.

5 February
4–8 weeks
Health and psychology

Patient Flow Management

Get skills to manage healthcare delays. This short course gives you the knowledge to recognise factors that lead to patient flow delays and the skills to intervene early to prevent issues.

On-demand
6 weeks
Health and psychology

Patient Journey and System Design

This short course gives you the skills to improve organisational performance and patient experience by applying systems thinking to healthcare problems.

On-demand
6 weeks
Business and management

Project Management

This short course gives you the skills to manage projects and teams, to deliver the best outcomes.

1 June
4–8 weeks
Health and psychology

Promoting Human and Planetary Health

Human health is inextricably tied up with the health of the planet. This short course gives you immediate skills to promote sustainable human and planetary health.

On-demand
6 weeks
Data science, analytics and IT

Web Application Server-side Foundations

This short course gives you the skills to develop web applications using the latest technologies, with a focus on server-side/back-end programming.

24 January
6 weeks
Business and management

Work and Wellbeing

Investing in employee wellbeing? This short course covers the leadership essentials for fostering thriving teams and organisations.

27 April
4–8 weeks

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!

Deepak Arotha

Project Management

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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.

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Footnotes

^Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

# ARWU Rankings 2019.