Short courses

Accelerate your career, learn new skills and expand your knowledge.

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Short-term study options can refresh your qualifications, enable you to meet continuing professional development requirements and introduce you to new skills. At UNSW Canberra, we offer a range of short courses to help you stay relevant and grow in your career.

Designed for busy working professionals, our flexible in-person and online courses bring together knowledge from across UNSW. Taught by leading experts at the forefront of global conversations, you’ll benefit from the deep industry knowledge and strong connections that come with studying at one of Australia’s top universities.

Our courses range from one to five days in length and are practical too, so you'll be able to apply your learning as soon as you get back to the workplace.

Tailored to your needs

Our flexible short courses are the perfect way to upskill or enhance your knowledge. Catered to the needs of both defence and industry, all our courses are designed for real-world applications. Our presenters ensure the subject matter is relevant to you, contextualising course content and examples to your organisation and industry.

Our courses can also be offered as customised learning programs that respond to your requirements. Choose from our broad range of courses or work with us to develop a course to suit the specific staff development and training needs of your organisation. 

In-house delivery

All our short courses are available for in-house delivery at your organisation’s premises. In-house courses allow maximum attendance without the additional travel costs.

We now offer many of our courses online, providing even  more options for hybrid teams.


Flexible, achievable study

We offer courses that expand expertise, elevate careers, and fit around busy lives.

Our courses are delivered in a variety of ways including face-to-face, online, hybrid and self-paced. And with courses ranging between only one and five days of study, you can learn new skills both conveniently and efficiently. 

Access to expertise

Our courses are delivered by highly skilled practitioners and industry experts, who work across a range of different areas.

Our presenters utilise robust research, practical consulting, and excellent teaching skills to help you work through new concepts in an application-focused learning environment.

Networking opportunities

Course participants appreciate not just the valuable learning experiences presented but the outstanding networking opportunities available to them.

Since our courses welcome a wide range of individuals and organisations, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with other attendees from government, various parts of Defence, and commercial businesses.


  • Do I need to be a member of the Defence Force to attend?

    No, all of UNSW Canberra’s short courses are open to the public.

    Do I need an undergraduate qualification to study a short course?

    Each course has different entry requirements. See the course outline to find out the entry requirements for the desired course.

    What is the dress code?

    Dress is civilian, neat casual

    Where are the courses held?

    Advertised courses are held in the ACT, NSW, SA, and VIC.

    Can't find the course you need? We can tailor and bring a course to you at your organisation's premises! In-house courses allow maximum attendance without additional travel costs. Courses can be developed to suit the specific staff development and training needs of your organisation.

    For further information or to request a quotation, please contact the Short Courses team on (02) 5114 5573  or email us.

    Can completion of a short course be used as credit in a postgraduate program?

    See Postgraduate Credit

  • Attendance

    UNSW Canberra courses are open to Defence and Non Defence personnel. All attendees receive a UNSW Canberra certificate of attendance at the conclusion of the course. If there course is assessable, and you pass the assessment, you will also receive a certificate of completion.


    Most course fees include morning and afternoon tea and a light lunch. Please check your course confirmation letter for catering arrangements for your course.


    Courses can be held at various locations across Australia. Details of venues for courses will be advised upon registration. A list of venues currently used is below.

    Location Address

    UNSW Canberra at ADFA
    Northcott Drive,
    Campbell, ACT 2600

    UNSW Canberra City
    J Block, 37 Constitution Avenue,
    Reid, ACT 2612


    Old Parliament House 

    King George Terrace

    Canberra ACT 2600

    UNSW Sydney 
    High Street
    Kensington NSW 2052

    At UNSW we have a range of consultants available to assist you across many different areas of expertise.

    Alternatively, you can email for more information.

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    UNSW Canberra collects personal information in order to create and maintain participant records. We are committed to maintaining and storing participant information securely. Participants may request access to their records at any time.


    UNSW Canberra is committed to a process of continuous improvement based on feedback from course participants, course presenters, and other stakeholders. We welcome comments which may help us to improve our services, products, and processes.

    In some situations, you may feel that you want to make a complaint. In such situations, UNSW Canberra has the following complaints process:

    • In the first instance, complaints should be resolved by a process of discussion, cooperation, and conciliation directly with the person(s) concerned.
    • Where it is not possible to resolve the matter directly, the complaint will be referred to the Manager of External Relations and Business Development. The Manager may ask for the complaint to be put in writing.
    • If further investigation is required the complaint will be referred to the Rector for final consideration and a decision on the outcome of the complaint.
    • Complaints which cannot be resolved internally may be directed to an independent third party such as the ACT Office of Fair Trading 02 6207 0400

    All complaints and their outcomes are recorded. Complaints received in writing will receive a written response.


    Courses will be held subject to sufficient registrations. UNSW Canberra reserves the right to cancel a course up to five working days prior to the commencement of the course. Information and pricing on this website are current at the time of publication but may be amended without notice by UNSW Canberra.