Swinburne offers a range of short courses and micro-credentials that target specific industry needs so that you can upskill or reskill, fast!

What is a short course?

Short courses are condensed educational pathways, usually focused on practical skills for critical areas of industry and business. 

Choose from a broad range of courses across disciplines including business, leadership, health and trades. Delivered by industry professionals, our short courses contain contemporary content that can be implemented immediately.

A Swinburne short course is right for you if you want:

  • dynamic class delivery options
  • small class sizes for optimal engagement and interactivity
  • an industry accredited course to help meet requirements such as workplace health and safety
  • to upskill or expand your skills quickly.

Why Swinburne?

Swinburne is connected

We are at the forefront of Australian industry, allowing us to stay up to date with new and evolving technology and ways of working.

Flexible learning solutions

Learn online, on campus, in the office or at one of our training facilities.

Big benefit, short time

It doesn’t take long to upskill, get an industry-relevant short course from one of Australia’s leading education providers in no time!

Browse our short courses

What is a micro-credential?

When you’re in a rush to gain knowledge and skills that target specific industry needs – and receive formal accreditation while you’re at it – you need a micro-credential. 

Created for lifelong learners with an appetite for professional growth, micro-credentials enable rapid upskilling or reskilling, setting you up to survive industry disruption.   

Brought to life through Swinburne Edge’s innovative live online delivery method, micro-credential coursework is designed to be applied the day after you’ve learned it – so you’re equipped to make outcomes happen. Immediately.

Swinburne micro-credentials are ideal if you want to:

  • upskill or reskill with fast-paced, outcome-based learning 
  • respond to specific industry needs and gaps
  • fortify your resume with formal accreditation.

Each micro-credential is made up of three micro-units. Browse our courses to discover which set of skills and knowledge you need to propel your career.

Not sure about the difference between short courses and micro-credentials?

Fast-track professional development with an alumni discount

Swinburne Alumni receive a 10% discount on short courses and microcredentials. Led by industry experts, they are designed to accelerate your career, now.

Featured courses

  • "Peter (the facilitator) set up a great group dynamic, excellent balance of activities, discussion, theory and examples. Very applicable learning and opportunities for reflection."

    Tracy , Negotiation skills

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