UNSW Short Courses

Upskill and advance your career without the time commitment of a full degree.

Most employable university

Design your future through a UNSW short course.

The knowledge gained in a UNSW short course can be a great way to stand out in a crowded employment market, build new skills for a career change and stay up-to-date with current trends and practices.

Featured short courses

Discover our popular courses.

General Manager Program

For more than 30 years, leaders have turned to the AGSM General Manager Program to build the leadership capabilities, functional knowledge, and strategic insight to drive organisational performance. 

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Contract Law for Non-Lawyers

An online 3-week introductory program for those motivated to negotiate beneficial terms for the businesses that they operate within.

Law & Justice
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Influential Writing for Government

This course equips government employees at all levels to influence positive outcomes in their organisation and community with effective and purposeful writing.

UNSW Canberra
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Leading Community Engagement

Expert facilitators will equip you with practical skills and introduce you to frameworks and approaches to gaining community input on projects of various size and scope. 

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Advanced Negotiation and Influencing

Negotiate with confidence and influence others to drive better outcomes in both formal and informal situations. 

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Gifted Education for Teachers

Practical professional development courses for educators to support high potential and gifted students. 


Short courses by faculty

Explore the short courses offered by our faculties.

AGSM Short Courses

AGSM @ UNSW Business School offers short courses in-person and online, designed for you to grow professionally relevant knowledge and experience.

Arts, Design & Architecture

Connect with the minds that make change. From fine arts and design to education and social policy, ADA short courses help lifelong learners stay real-life ready.


At Australian Graduate School of Engineering (AGSE), you will find a range of thoughtfully curated learning options, including stackable courses and micro-credentials.

Law & Justice

UNSW Edge provides practical, contemporary and focused lifelong education to professionals who require legal knowledge and know-how.

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Medicine & Health

UNSW Medicine & Health offers credential short courses, seminars and impactful bespoke programs for lifelong learning and employability adaptable to the future of work in health.

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Explore the exciting array of upcoming short courses available at UNSW Science. Elevate your expertise in fields like psychology, workplace health and safety, risk management and beyond.

UNSW Canberra

UNSW Canberra short courses are designed for busy working professionals, with flexible in-person and online courses that bring together knowledge from across UNSW.

For organisations

UNSW partners with businesses, government and for-purpose organisations to co-design learning solutions to upskill and reskill their workforces, from front-line workers to senior leaders.

Through our AGSM and Mentem brands, UNSW can offer a range of learning solutions to ensure your team is prepared for today’s challenges and those of the future. 


AGSM Executive Education was established more than 45 years ago to elevate the quality of leadership in Australia. AGSM offers short courses and tailored learning solutions.

Mentem by UNSW

Mentem delivers tailored upskilling and reskilling programs and microcredentials to support your workforce transformation at scale. 

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