If you're looking to take the next step in your career, look no further than Swinburne Professional; one of Australia’s leading professional education providers. With a broad range of short courses, qualifications, diplomas, certificates and pathways to masters’ degrees, there’s options for everyone.

  • “Swinburne is genuinely interested in helping you understand what it is that you’re learning and how to apply it in the workplace. I was supported the whole way through; the ongoing availability of the facilitators and the support staff was brilliant. They really made sure that I was set up for success.”

    Jonathan , Graduate Certificate in Applied Business

Key benefits


We offer flexible delivery for your busy schedule. Learn live online, on-campus, in workshops, online and even on-site where you work.  


We have established industry relationships, quality, experienced facilitators and peer-to-peer learning. 


The Swinburne ethos is all about practicality. We deliver our training based on trending skills so that you’re getting the courses you need with the outcomes you’re after.

Find a course

We offer a broad range of course options, many of which can now be delivered live online to ensure your career keeps on track. Search here by either course level or topic to find the one that suits you.  

Browse by course level

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    Short courses

    We offer courses in business, leadership and management, information technology, personal effectiveness, health and safety, and more. 

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    Certificate courses

    Certificates allow you to build on your knowledge and skills with an accelerated qualification. 

  • Short course students listen to their tutor in the classroom

    Diploma courses

    Diplomas are practical and focused programs that can be completed within six months, or longer if desired. 

  • Students attends a short-course workshop and take notes as they listen to their tutor

    Postgraduate courses

    Our graduate certificates are a great way to grow both current and new skill sets in a manner that is far less time consuming than a traditional degree. 

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Risk management
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Coaching & innovation
Communication skills
Health & Safety
Human resources
Information technology
Marketing and social media
Organisational change
Personal effectiveness
Project management
Training catalogue

Training catalogue

Our comprehensive Training catalogue provides an outline of the breadth of our learning offer including short courses, certificates, diplomas and graduate certificates.
Quarterly Course Calendar

Quarterly Course Calendar

Our up-to-date quarterly calendar features all our upcoming personal development sessions, special offers and funding options.

Hear from our participants

At Swinburne Professional, we offer a range of courses to suit people working in business and industry. Read about some of our participants' experiences.

  • Bruce Johnstone

    Diploma of Work Health and Safety and Diploma of Quality Auditing


    Bruce has re-invigorated his career with an exciting role in his new profession before he even finished his final qualification.

  • Swinburne student Maree

    Graduate Certificate in Applied Business


    As a result of her learnings from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Business, Maree received a significant promotion at her firm.

  • Swinburne student Julia

    Diploma of Human Resources Management


    For Julia, a Swinburne fast-track dual diploma is definitely a big step towards further career progression.

  • Man in suit looking towards the camera

    Graduate Certificate of Business


    Swinburne's industry-focussed course gave Jonathan the skills confidence to break through to the next level in his career.

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    Participant stories

    Read stories from our participants

Meet Swinburne Professional
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Fees and refund guidelines for short courses

Registration and payment

Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment and payment must be made in full at the time of registration. Registrations will be acknowledged via the email address provided. Please keep all correspondence as confirmation of your registration. A training reminder will be sent to the email address provided one week prior to commencement of your program. Please choose your program carefully. Swinburne is not legally obliged to refund, transfer, or issue a credit note if you choose the wrong course, change your mind, or your circumstances change. If you require an invoice for your organisation, a purchase order or letter of authority from your employer must be attached to your completed registration form.

Payment of program fees

There are two ways for paying program fees.


Pay online using your VISA or Mastercard via our secure internet payment gateway. 


Download, complete, and forward the registration form with your payment details via email to indenrolments@swinburne.edu.au or mail to

Swinburne Professional 
Swinburne University of Technology, 
Mail H69 PO Box 218 
Hawthorn 3122

Withdrawals and transfers

Requests to withdraw or transfer from a program must be emailed to indenrolments@swinburne.edu.au at least 10 days prior to commencement of the program and prior to receipt of a workshop training reminder.

A A$50 processing fee will apply for withdrawals and transfers. Upon payment of this fee a transfer to the next available or an alternate workshop scheduled within the same calendar year may be organised or you may nominate a substitute person to attend. Non-attendance at a program without prior notification will result in a forfeit of fees paid.


Please choose your program carefully. Once processed, your course fee will not be refunded if you change your mind or your circumstances change.

Program cancellation

Whilst we always endeavour to run all courses timetabled, sometimes a lack of enrolments may mean that the course has to be cancelled. One week prior to the course running you will receive a training reminder or a cancellation email confirming the status of this course. If you are travelling interstate to attend this program we strongly encourage you not to book travel or accommodation before receiving the training reminder.

If we have to cancel a course you will be offered a place in the next scheduled workshop, or if preferred we can transfer your booking to an alternative course at no extra cost.

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Have any questions?

Contact us on 1800 633 560 or via email below. We’d be happy to answer your questions or talk further about your personal development. 

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