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Postgraduate Short Courses

At Charles Darwin University, your sense of purpose is what we're looking for. Our postgraduate short courses are advanced qualifications designed to help you upskill or reskill in your field, and arrive at a better tomorrow. 

You make CDU.

Advance with a Graduate Certificate

If you're seeking a new qualification to boost your career, our fast, flexible and 100% online Graduate Certificates can help you gain specialist knowledge and skills to take advantage of new opportunities. 

These advanced postgraduate qualifications can be completed in as little as 6 months, from the comfort of your own home or on campus in Darwin or Sydney. 

Choose from courses in health, nursing, social work, education, business, IT, policy development, Indigenous knowledges and more. 

Need help finding the right course?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Graduate Certificate?

A Graduate Certificate is a specialised postgraduate course for industry professionals seeking advanced qualifications to specialise or pursue leadership roles. In order to study a Graduate Certificate, you usually need to hold an undergraduate degree. Experience in the industry is also beneficial to your studies. Once you've completed a Graduate Certificate, you can usually transfer the credits and continue your studies with a Graduate Diploma or Master's degree. 

Am I eligible to access Common Wealth Supported places?

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are only available to domestic students. Learn more about CSP and HECS-HELP loan here.

Can I complete a Graduate Certificate while working full-time?

All our Graduate Certificates can be completed 100% online, some in as little as 6 months.

Robyn's advancing her career with an online postgraduate nursing course
Robyn Postgraduate nursing online

Robyn "opened up more doors" in her nursing career

Faced with more clinical unknowns at work, registered nurse Robyn decided the time was right to return to uni and do a postgraduate nursing course. Thanks to the flexibility of online study, she’s been able to finish it in just 12 weeks.

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Choose CDU for a postgraduate short course

  • #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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