University secures $12 million win for short course program

23 DECEMBER 2020

University secures $12 million win for short course program

Charles Sturt has secured $12 million in federal government funding to support the expansion of its short course program, allowing 1,200 students to study online and build their qualifications.

  • Charles Sturt University has secured an additional $12 million in federal government funding to support the expansion of its short course program
  • More places available in computing, education, human services, and paramedicine
  • The funding will support approximately 1,200 places for students to study online and quickly build on their qualifications

Charles Sturt University has secured an additional $12 million in federal government funding to support the expansion of its short course program.

Charles Sturt Acting Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Janelle Wheat welcomed news of the funding for the University

“As a leader in online learning, Charles Sturt University is well placed to meet the demand for micro-credentials in the workforce marketplace,” Professor Wheat said.

“This level of funding translates into approximately 1,200 places available for students to study online, giving them the opportunity to quickly build on their qualifications and further their careers.”

“Students can update their qualifications while working, and can be completed in as little as 26 weeks.”

The funding follows an invitation to Charles Sturt University in early November to provide expressions of interest (EOI) in delivering short courses under National Priority Places (NPP) and Innovative Places (IP) in 2021, as announced as part of the Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates (JRG) package of reforms to higher education.

The Charles Sturt graduate certificate courses on offer are:

  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Data Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Cloud Computing and Virtualisation
  • Graduate Certificate in Computing (Career Transition)
  • Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
  • Graduate Certificate in Human Services
  • Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
  • Graduate Certificate in Networking and Systems Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students will need to enrol and complete these graduate certificates in 2021 as the funding is only for that year.

Of the 10 graduate certificate courses on offer, four computing courses will be available over summer, with more to follow:

  • Grad Cert Networking and Systems Admin
  • Grad Cert in Cloud Computing and Virtualising
  • Grad Cert in Cyber Security
  • Grad Cert in Computing (Career Transfer)

More information about Charles Sturt graduate certificate courses is available at https://study.csu.edu.au/graduate-certificate.

This funding is part of the federal government’s Jobs Ready Package.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews with Professor Janelle Wheat, contact Lisa Ditchfield at Charles Sturt Media on mobile 0417 125 795 or via news@csu.edu.au.

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