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Whether you want to brush up on your professional knowledge, specialise in a field you're passionate about or boost your career opportunities, there has never been a better time to study a postgraduate course with Charles Darwin University. 

Aligned with industry demand and delivered by lecturers who are experts in their field, CDU offers more than 100 postgraduate courses to connect you to a career you care about. Study as it suits you with online, on-campus, part-time and full-time options.

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Available 100% online Australia-wide

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

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes

    The Good Universities Guide 2024 ranks CDU as a 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 choose CDU

Like our namesake Charles Darwin, we think differently. We innovate, embrace change, challenge conventions and look for better ways.

We bring those with unique experiences and perspectives together in an inclusive and supportive learning environment to connect, discover and grow.

We are young, flexible and internationally recognised for teaching, research and First Nations education. 

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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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    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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    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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