Government funded short courses

Gain an in-demand qualification in just six months when you undertake one of our government funded short courses.

In 2022, RMIT is offering a range of graduate certificates with commonwealth government support.

In as little as six months, you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of your chosen career path. You'll work alongside our talented and industry-connected academic staff to learn practical skills and delve into theory work.

Whether you want to try out a new field, or up-skill and surge forward in your career, RMIT's range of qualifications offer you the opportunity to learn flexibly.

Browse the range of heavily subsidised courses below for an exciting new career path in a national priority area.

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Frequently asked questions

The learning experience at RMIT will continue to be blended, so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy many opportunities to interact with others and experience the amazing specialist equipment and spaces that RMIT has to offer.

Digital learning will be a core part of every student’s experience at RMIT. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other kinds of learning materials that you can access on demand via Canvas as you learn at your own pace.

You’ll also have lots of opportunities to have meaningful interactions with your teachers and fellow students via face-to-face timetabled classes such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals and workshops. Your assessments will be authentic, practical and relevant to your future work. There will be no face-to-face exams unless there is a professional accreditation requirement in your program.

As we continue to be disrupted by COVID-19, where necessary, some courses and programs will still have online class options so that students unable to come to campus can keep learning. If government advice no longer allows learning activities to take place on campus, you will also continue learning online or be offered an alternative option appropriate for your course.

Most graduate certificates are designed to be completed in 6 months, however, many offer part-time study for flexible delivery. If your study takes you longer than 6 months you will still be able to claim the Commonwealth funding for this initiative.

Upon successful completion of an undergraduate certificates you will meet the entry requirements for the related bachelor's degree. Many of our graduate certificates offer guaranteed entry into the relevant  master's degree. You can learn about your further study options in the pathways section of the relevant course page.

A CSP is a place in a course where the Australian Government provides funding to RMIT for part of your course. This means you'll only need to contribute part of the cost of your course – this is referred to as the 'student contribution'. In addition, if you meet the eligibility criteria and would prefer to defer your student contribution, you can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to pay the student contribution amount.

The Australian Government is providing short course CSPs to retrain and up-skill across study areas that have been recognised as a national priority. You can find government-supported certificates offered at RMIT on this page, or you can select your study area and explore all our graduate certificates.

Yes, RMIT has a limited number of placements that are covered by the government for each course. Full-fee places may also be available in addition to the CSPs.

Student contribution for short course Commonwealth Support Places vary by field of education. Please refer to the fees section of the course page for more information.

You can find out about Commonwealth Supported Places eligibility at Applying to RMIT. You’ll also need to consider the entry requirements of the graduate certificate under Admissions on the relevant course page.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.