2021 short courses

This page contains information for short courses, National Priority Places and Innovative Places. It also contains frequently asked questions on the course places.

Information for short courses, National Priority Places and Innovative Places

The Australian Government’s Job-ready Graduates (JRG) package of reforms to higher education received Royal Assent on 27 October 2020. Under the package, the government will provide resources to higher education providers as follows:

  • 47,500 higher education short course Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) (23,750 EFTSL) to be delivered in 2021 – all disciplines, all TEQSA registered universities
  • 2,500 higher education short course Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) (1,250 EFTSL) to be delivered in 2021 – restricted to national priority courses as per 2020, non-university higher education providers (NUHEPs)
  • 12,000 commencing undergraduate CSPs in 2021 for national priorities with further pipeline places – all TEQSA registered universities
  • 300 places for 2021 for national priorities (Innovative places), with pipelines places following – all TEQSA registered universities

The Department of Education, Skills and Employment invited expressions of interest (EOI) from higher education providers to deliver these courses in 2021.

Applications are now closed.

2021 Short courses FAQs

FAQs for providers are available.

Questions and answers during the application process have been responded to individually and published here for transparency. This page will no longer be updated.

Please refer any further questions regarding assessment, notification or reporting of allocated places to HELP.Policy@dese.gov.au.