Introducing Opportunity Unlimited

The world might be on hold, but your future isn’t.

To help address the challenges of COVID-19 and in response to the Australian Government’s Higher Education Relief Package, ACU has developed Opportunity Unlimited; a suite of short course and professional learning opportunities to help you upskill or retrain, and to support people and services transitioning to new ways of working.

Designed to build key skills in a wide range of areas – Opportunity Unlimited is your path towards a new future in a changing world.

Please note, these courses are available to domestic students only.

Subsidised short courses

The Australian Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. In response, we are offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates at a reduced fee, allowing you to gain practical skills and knowledge in areas of high demand.

These short courses will also help you gain entry into, and credit towards, a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at ACU. These six-month short courses run from June – December 2020. Your fees will be subsidised if you commence the course in June and complete it by December 2020.

Challenge accepted

As the world responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are witnessing a radical readjustment to many aspects of our society. While disasters hold a mirror up to our world as it is, they also challenge our concepts of normality – they invite us to make the impossible possible.

We have seen devastation and tragedy. But we have also seen hope and unity. We have seen borders closed. But we have also seen global collaboration unlike any time in history.

The future won’t be defined by pandemic and disaster, but by education and humanity.

This is history in the making. A challenge for us all, and to be met together.

Short courses

We’ve launched a range of short courses and we’ll be adding more throughout the year and into the future. Each course is comprised of four units and helps you gain entry into, and earn credit towards, a range of ACU degrees. These fee-subsidised six-month short courses run from June – December 2020.

Teaching

Undergraduate Certificate in Educational Studies

This certificate is your steppingstone to a career that can make a significant difference in the lives of young people. It will allow you to discover the foundations of learning for a future career in education. 

Duration: 6 months full-time
Study mode: Online
Start date: 15 June 2020 (professional term 5)
Course fee: $1,248

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Graduate Certificate in Teaching

This certificate is for those wishing to build a challenging and rewarding career as a primary or secondary teacher. You will be able to develop the skills and knowledge to start your journey towards empowering young people.

Duration:  6 months full-time
Study mode: Online
Start date: 15 June 2020 (professional term 5)
Course fee: $1,248

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Public health and administration

Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health

This certificate is for those wishing to build a career where you will improve population health. It provides foundational knowledge in public health, including epidemiology, health promotion, nutrition and research design and statistics.

Duration:  6 months full-time
Study mode: Online
Start date: 15 June 2020 (professional term 5)
Course fee: $2,187

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Sports and exercise science

Undergraduate Certificate in Sports Science

The certificate is aimed at professionals working in the health, fitness and sporting industries, and particularly those working with youth/developmental athletes through to elite sport. You will gain foundational knowledge and skills in strength and conditioning, sports nutrition and performance analysis relevant to the professional practice of coaching and sports science.

Duration: 6 months full-time
Study mode: Online
Start date: 15 June 2020 (professional term 5)
Course fee: $1,248

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Information technology

Undergraduate Certificate in Information Technology

This certificate will give you a head start in building your future information technology (IT) career with practical skills.  If you have the ambition, this certificate will pave the way for you to move straight into an ACU bachelor degree in IT or business.

Duration: 6 months full-time
Study mode: Online
Start date: 15 June 2020 (professional term 5)
Course fee: $2,500

Learn more and apply

Taster Units

Try out one of our Taster Units – single units that are interesting, relevant and great for your CV. We’ll be adding new units throughout the year and into the future, starting with the following available from midyear.

Our Taster Units will be open for applications soon.

Healthcare Ethics

Health Care Ethics

To ensure the wellbeing of patients or clients, this unit will help you build your understanding of the notions of human dignity and the common good, as well as interpret the notion of ethical integrity.

Duration:  4 months
Study mode: Online
Start date: 27 July (Semester 2)
Course fee: $1,930

Applications open soon. You will apply online via our website.

Contexts for Learning and Development

Contexts for Learning and Development in a Diverse Society

This unit will begin to address critical questions about the influences on adolescent development and the role of schools in educating for a more just and equitable society.

Duration:  4 months
Study mode: Online
Start date: 27 July (Semester 2)
Course fee: $1,930

Applications open soon. You will apply online via our website.

Professional learning opportunities

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