Professional development courses at ANU

ANU is a place of experts, people?at the forefront of global conversations. You will benefit from their deep industry knowledge and strong connections to government when you take a professional course?at ANU.

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For scientists and science teachers

Need help explaining your research? Scientists and science teachers looking to improve your abilities to communicate complex scientific concepts can find short courses to help at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science.


For diplomacy and foreign affairs professionals

Providing world-class professional development training to improve the skills, knowledge and understanding of practitioners and policymakers in the field of Diplomacy, the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy is unique in the Southern Hemisphere. They will also tailor courses to meet your organisational needs.


For policymakers

Learning alongside peers in your policy area, policy specialists participating in executive education programs at The Crawford School of Public Policy have access to world-leading experts drawn from the public service and academia. Courses are focused and interactive to ensure you complete your chosen course with experience, understanding and confidence - and a new set of professional networks.

You can also access courses that can be tailored to suit your departmental learning and development needs and can offer pathways to our postgraduate degree programs. These programs are delivered nationally in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, and on request in all other areas.


For national security practitioners

National security professionals will find a range of professional and executive development programs available at the National Security College, a joint initiative between ANU and the Commonwealth Government. The College will also develop international and bespoke programs to meet your organisational needs.

As a student, you’ll join a supportive and passionate community of peers, alumni and national security practitioners while engaging with world-leading scholars at the cutting edge of national security research, with the wider national security community, and with leaders in government, politics, business and NGOs in Australia and internationally.


For legal professionals

The ANU College of Law offers professional short courses?to the public and private sectors. You will enjoy a high level of academic instruction in areas of the law directly relevant to your workplace, while gaining insight from other experts who regularly visit the College through presentations and guest lectures.


For public and population health professionals

If you’re already working in population health and want to refresh your public health knowledge and skills, or if you’re considering a career in population health or related research, the National Centre for Epidemiology & Population Health offers a diverse range of short courses in public health throughout the year, presented by experienced public health academics and expert practitioners.


For the general public and professionals

If you’re a lifelong learner looking for adult education classes across a range of subject areas, or a professional wanting to develop theoretical skills combined with practical experience, check out the courses on offer at the ANU Centre for Continuing Education.

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