Delivered through an innovative model of focused, condensed learning you’ll be able to ramp up your knowledge and learn new skills quickly. Complete your studies in as little as 30 weeks and once completed, you'll receive an industry-recognised Undergraduate Certificate.
You do not need to attend a campus, do any additional practical work, and there are no exams – it's the perfect qualification to complement your experience as you take the next steps to advance in your career. HECS-HELP is also available to eligible students.
Applications to start in August or October are now open.
What Online Short Courses do we offer?
A range of courses are available in areas of Cybersecurity, Counselling and Mental Health, Engineering, Early Childhood Education, Business Management, Health Services and Support, Information Technology, and Environmental Sustainability.
Frequently Asked Questions
An Undergraduate Certificate is a 100% Online Short Course facilitated via intensive teaching sessions to suit your lifestyle. You do not need to attend a campus or do any practical work. There are no exams as the assessments are all focused on real-world situations, so they will be case studies, quizzes relating to scenarios, presentations.
The courses provide students four unit credits, each unit delivered over a six-week block, with a two-week break in between sessions. These online short courses can be completed in as little as 30 weeks.
Upon completion of an Online Short Course you could be eligible to move straight into a Diploma with The College at Western Sydney University.
Your awarded Undergraduate Certificate qualification can contribute up to 50 per cent to a relevant Diploma program, which could even provide a further pathway to an associated and accredited undergraduate degree if that's something you'd like to pursue.
To be eligible to apply to study an Undergraduate Certificate, you must:
- be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia or a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa;
- be aged at least 17 years old at course commencement.
The Undergraduate Certificates are open access courses. You do not need to have any degrees or experience before you start studying.
Yes. Once you complete your course, you will apply to graduate and can attend a graduation ceremony if you wish. Your certificate will say that you graduated from Western Sydney University.
What our students say about us
"An excellent opportunity to learn from the experts in the field in a condensed format. It gives a thorough introduction into a new subject without the pressure of a long-term commitment."
- Applications close: 7 August 2022
- Session Starts: 15 August 2022
- Census Date: 25 August 2022
- Session Ends: 23 September 2022
- Applications close: 2 October 2022
- Session Starts: 10 October 2022
- Census Date: 20 October 2022
- Session Ends: 18 November 2022