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Short courses

Equip yourself to meet future challenges or explore new directions.

Upskill, expand your knowledge or start on a path to degree study

UQ short courses can help you achieve your personal and career goals. Choose from a range of options, including flexible online study, interactive group classes and customised training.

Self-paced online courses

Explore your interests or grow your professional skill set – anytime, anywhere.

Learn from UQ expert teachers and industry leaders online in your own time through UQx.

Our free massive open online courses (MOOCs) are open to anyone.

Browse UQ MOOCs
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Online MicroMasters programs

Get a recognised graduate-level credential. Earn credit towards a UQ master's degree. Advance your career.

Our flexible online MicroMasters programs give you in-depth knowledge and skills that employers demand.

Once you've completed a MicroMasters program, you can apply to UQ to pursue an accelerated and less expensive master's degree.

Executive education

Stay a step ahead in a fast-changing business landscape.

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Professional development courses

Get a competitive edge in your career.

Learn from some of the brightest minds in the business world. Transform your thinking and develop the essential skills you need to tackle future challenges.

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Custom courses for businesses

Empower your staff. Achieve your business goals.

Partner with us to design customised courses that give your staff the skills, knowledge and confidence to deliver outstanding results.

Field-specific professional development – shorter form courses

Get globally recognised credentials to help you upskill and stand out from the crowd. 

Shorter form credentials usually take weeks or months, not years, and offer flexible learning to suit your busy schedule. Below are just the first of this new course type, with more credentials being offered soon across a variety of disciplines.

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For education professionals

Developed by UQ experts, these shorter form credentials are intended for in-service teachers or educators across a range of institutions including schools, TAFEs, early childhood, learning support programs, health and community organisations.

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For health professionals

Explore how telehealth is revolutionising healthcare systems in Australia and gain practical skills to become an effective telehealth practitioner, and champion.

Shorter options from our degree programs

Individual subjects from UQ degrees

Study university subjects without committing to a full degree.

Non-award study lets you attend classes and complete assessment alongside our degree students.

Gain knowledge and skills when you need them, or use it to try out university study – you may be eligible for credit towards a UQ program.

Graduate certificates

Gain a postgraduate qualification in as little as 6 months.

Even if you haven't studied at university before, you may be eligible to apply based on your work experience.

You can use your graduate certificate as a stepping stone to a master's degree or graduate diploma if you choose.

Applied education and training programs

Get practical skills for the future.

Equip yourself with the skills to excel in the agricultural, rural, health, and veterinary nursing sectors.

UQ Skills offers innovative applied education and training programs for individuals, high schools, industry and government.

UQ Skills
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