Higher education short courses

They say good things come in small packages, and that can certainly be said for our short courses. With an impressive range and manageable commitment, these short courses can have a profound impact on the lives of those who take the time.

Federation University’s new higher education short courses have been created in response to the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package.

Announced in April 2020, the package significantly reduces the cost of online short courses and is designed to support workers displaced by the COVID-19 crisis to upskill or retrain in preparation to return to the workforce.

Students will receive formal recognition on completion of a higher education short course and will be eligible for credit if they wish to pursue study in a relevant degree program.

Our short courses will be delivered completely online, commencing July 2020 until December 2020, and meet the same rigorous standards as our range of online degrees.


The maximum student fees for these courses have been set at significantly discounted rates as set out below, and eligible students will still be able to defer payment through HECS-HELP.

Field of education Student contribution
(what you pay)
CGS Subsidy
(what the Govt. pays)
Teaching $1,250 $5,630
Information technology $2,500 $5,411
Allied health $2,500 $6,654
Other health $2,500 $5,411
Science $2,500 $9,460
Engineering $2,500 $9,460

Source: Dept DESE website (extract)

Other costs

Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) apply to all students (including online) and will be charged pro rata to students undertaking short courses.

Courses available

Further information

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