Study a government subsidised short course at Australia’s #1 university and reach your career goals.

In 2021 you can study an ANU Graduate Certificate at a more affordable price. With assistance from the Australian Government Job-ready Graduates Package, ANU is significantly subsidising the cost to study a postgraduate short course.

Covering topics ranging from data analytics and disaster risk science, to management and public policy, a postgraduate short course will help you reach your career goals, upskill, or retrain to change career direction.

Delivered in a range of modes including full-time, part-time, on campus, online, evening or intensive, a short course is a great way to fit further study around your professional and personal life.

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Quick facts


  • 6 to 12 months
  • Study full-time or part-time
  • Online or in-person
  • Reduced tuition fees
  • Australia's #1 university
  • Pathway to a Master's degree

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Select your area of interest

  • Graduate Certificate of Strategic Studies
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Social Research
    ARTS SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    12 months (part-time only)
    In person
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Science
    NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $3,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    12 months (part-time only)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Public Policy
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Public Management
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Public Health
    HEALTH AND MEDICAL STUDIES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $3,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Political Science
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Policy Design and Analysis
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Pacific Development
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of New Technologies Law
    LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Online
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Museum and Heritage Studies
    ARTS SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    12 months (part-time only)
    In person
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Management
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Management
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Online
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Law
    LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Online
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of International Relations+
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of International and Development Economics
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of General and Applied Linguistics
    ARTS SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    In person
    $1,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Finance and Actuarial Statistics
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Resource Economics
    NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Environment
    NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $3,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Engaging the Pacific
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Economics
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Disaster Risk Science and Sustainability
    NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $4,795.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $5,614.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $5,614.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Data Analytics
    ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Online
    $4,295.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Accounting
    BUSINESS AND COMMERCE
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate in Science Communication
    NATURAL, PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Multi-modal (mixed)
    $3,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate of Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development
    ARTS SOCIETY AND CULTURE
    12 months (part-time only)
    Online
    $7,252.00*
  • Graduate Certificate in Data Engineering
    ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
    12 months (part-time only)
    Online
    $3,976.00*
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental Management
    GOVERNMENT, POLICY, ASIA PACIFIC, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
    6 or 12 months (part-time or full time)
    Online
    $5,614.00*

* Information subject to change. Fees are indicative and based on subsidised or discounted short course fees, full fees may apply.

Are you eligible for a fee subsidy?


If you commence your short course in 2021 and complete your full certificate in 2021 or in semester 1 2022, you can receive the fee discount. This means all courses as part of your graduate degree will be significantly subsidised.

Any questions? Contact the ANU Future Student Experience team

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Rachel

Graduate Certificate of General & Applied Linguistics

I chose to study the Graduate Certificate of General & Applied Linguistics because ANU is world class university. The short course was a chance for me to explore this area, without committing to a whole master’s degree.

Thomas Carr

Why I chose ANU

In the past, regional lawyers like myself would have had to uproot themselves and transfer to larger centres to pursue higher education; however, the online courses offered by the ANU have increased access to education for those of us who are either unable or unwilling to move to the city. I am really enjoying the opportunity to further my studies at a university as prestigious as ANU whilst being able to continue living in a community that I enjoy.

Associate Professor Philippa Ryan

ANU College of Law, Short Course Convenor

Our Graduate Certificates invite students to pursue their career interests and passions across a range of contemporary topics in law. Students will find their learning is enriched by the insights ANU lecturers and guest speakers bring to their teaching from our varied backgrounds in policymaking, community and private legal practice, the bench and bar, standards development, and executive roles in industry and government.

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