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Short courses

Career development for busy professionals

Lifelong learning isn’t a token phrase – it’s a vital part of a modern career. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a leader wanting to take your organisation to the next level, short courses allow you to upskill and advance. Best of all, you can complete them in a timeframe that works for you.

Professional Development Courses

If you’re an early-career professional looking for a quick skills boost, an online professional development course could be the right choice for you.

Self-paced, no assessment
4-8 hours

Micro Units

Designed with input from industry experts, micro units are perfect for mid to senior level professionals who want to embrace emerging technologies and trends.

Self-paced, facilitated, assessment optional
6 weeks

Single Units

The university experience without the full commitment. Use single units to enhance your knowledge, taste test a new career direction, or as a stepping stone towards entry to a full degree.

Set schedule, assessed
8-12 weeks

The Swinburne experience, shortened

Access Swinburne course materials and expert support without the time and financial commitment of a full degree.


Accelerate your career

Keep your skills up to date in the rapidly changing world of work. Short courses can help you achieve goals in your current role, prepare you for promotion, or give you an edge when searching for your next position.


Come as you are

You don’t need any prior knowledge or qualifications to do a short course – they’re suitable for everyone.


Fit study into your life

Short courses are designed for busy people with a range of personal and professional commitments. Delivered fully online, they give you the flexibility to study when and where is most convenient for you.


Try a new direction

Considering a new career path? A short course is a time-effective and economical way to explore your interests before committing to a formal qualification.