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Postgraduate Short Courses

In as little as 6 months, you can complete a Graduate Certificate to gain specialist knowledge in your field. Designed for working professionals who already hold an undergraduate degree, these fast and flexible qualifications can be studied 100% online. 

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Choose CDU for a postgraduate degree

  • #1 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2022 ranks CDU as the leader for postgraduate employment outcomes

  • 30 years' experience in distance and online education

    We have what it takes to support flexible study

  • Top 100 university in the Asia Pacific

    According to the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings 2019

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Why study with CDU?

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    How to apply for postgraduate courses

    Take the next step in your career and apply for a postgraduate course at CDU.

    Find out how to apply for postgraduate courses at CDU, as well as information about application fees and how to accept your offer.

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    Flexible study options

    Whatever your motivation is, we can guide you in the right direction. With on-campus, online, part-time and full-time study options, you'll have the flexibility and support to do it your way.

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Study pathways

At CDU, there is a study pathway for everyone. Explore our course and student types, admission requirements and pathways to study so you can apply with confidence.

Launch into your new world of study with confidence

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    Tips to succeed as a postgrad parent

    Starting a postgraduate degree as a working parent may seem daunting at first, but before you file it in the “too hard” basket, read our tips to make study and parenthood doable.

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    How you can change careers entirely in just 2 years

    Already hold an undergraduate degree? You may be able to change careers faster than you think. And you'll open up opportunities to work in some of today's most in-demand jobs.

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  • Why now is the right time to further your education

    Why now is the right time to further your education

    Whether for professional development or to reach that lofty state of self-actualisation, there has never been a better time to further your education...

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