Not able to do a full degree? Not a problem. Apply to study a short course, professional program or individual unit at ACU.

Short courses

Interested in short-term study? Many graduate certificate programs take as little as six months to complete.

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Program for nurse immunisers 

Offered by ACU’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in Brisbane, this program prepares registered nurses to practise as a health professional immuniser in Queensland.

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Coming soon – Other Voices: Dialogues on an Australian Theology

Join Dr Emmanuel Nathan, Director of the Research Centre for Studies of the Second Vatican Council and Senior Lecturer (Biblical Studies) in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, in conversation with internationally acclaimed scholars from ACU and other institutions.

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Individual units

Study individual units at ACU without committing to a full course. Learn more and find out how to apply.

What are individual units?

Subject to approval and availability, you can study up to two units in any study period at ACU. These single unit or subjects are delivered on a fee-paying, non-award basis, meaning they will not count towards a formal award such as a certificate, diploma or bachelors degree. To study an individual unit, you must meet the unit requirements. You will also be formally assessed in your enrolled unit(s).

How to find an individual unit 

To find the individual unit you wish to study, you can browse a full listing of unit descriptions or search for a course that interests you. Course listings also include a sample course map with unit descriptions.

Please note: Not all units are available at all campuses or available for study as individual units.

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Accreditation toward a course

If you subsequently apply for, and are granted, admission to a course at ACU, any individual units you undertook and successfully completed on a non-award basis may be credited to that course. Accreditation is subject to the Academic Regulations and the relevant course rules.

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Units with a practical component

You will not be offered a place in a unit that includes a practical placement or professional experience, except with the approval of the Executive Dean. This applies to individual units studied on a non-award, cross-institutional, or auditing basis.

Apply for an individual unit

For more information about individual units, including campus availability and applying for admission, visit the undergraduate and postgraduate unit pages in our course browser.

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View postgraduate individual unit

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