Short Courses

Upskill, reskill, or acquire new skills



Extend your subject knowledge and move into a degree, enhance your employment options, or get a feel for university study. JCU’s range of flexible short courses will empower you with the skills and confidence to make a difference to your future.

JCU’s short course study options will give you the flexibility of studying online and in your own time.

Certificate of Higher Education

Study single subjects to meet degree pre-requisites
Online short courses

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Diploma of Higher Education

Return to study and earn credit towards a degree
Online or on-campus pathway studies

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Which course is right for me?

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Why study a short course?

Quickly improve your knowledge

Short courses focus on one key area, which means you can finish them in a short space of time. Looking to study further? Short courses can often be credited towards a full degree.

Upskill for your current career

Flexible learning which suits your lifestyle. Short courses mean you can prepare for the future as you take care of your current work and home-life commitments.

Give your resume impact

Upgrading, upskilling, or learning something completely new. Professional development sets you apart by showing potential employers that you’re motivated and dedicated to your profession.

Why JCU?

Your world-class education begins here.

JCU graduates are able to apply technical competencies, while thinking differently about the challenges facing the world. You’ll be equipped with the expert knowledge and job-ready skills to stand out in your chosen career path.

Home to over 22,000 students, JCU offers internationally-renowned teaching and research excellence that makes a difference to people, societies, and the natural world.

For more information on JCU short courses, please contact us.