Higher education providers are rolling out short online courses for new students to help Australians upskill or retrain in fields of national priority such as teaching, health and science. These online courses will be offered for six months from May 2020 and are available from $1,250 to $2,500 per course.
Students who complete an online short course will be awarded either an Undergraduate Certificate or a Graduate Certificate depending on the level of their studies.
Some higher education providers are also offering short courses in areas that are not listed as national priority. Fees for those non-priority courses are not discounted and will vary from provider to provider.