Short Courses

You can still study with us without the need to undertake a full Masters degree or Graduate Diploma to improve your skills in public health. At the Sydney School of Public Health we offer short courses in selected areas of study. These can:

  • increase your chances of promotion within your current workplace
  • enable you to obtain the skills you need to transfer to a different position
  • increase your competency and level of job satisfaction in your current position


We offer two types of Short courses:

Professional development short courses

We currently offer the following professional development short course in both Semester 1 and 2 via the Linked Data application form :



For the courses below, enrolment is through the School of Public Health via the SPH PD course application form

In Semester 1 only:


In Semester 2 only:



For the following courses, enrolment is through Qualitative Health Research program.

All enquiries can be directed to the Unit coordinator: Dr Julie Mooney-Somers.

Non-award short courses

Almost all individual units of study from the following areas can be taken as short courses via non-award enrolment - formal enrolment through Sydney Student (see Units of Study and then Full units of study list after each link below:

To enrol as a non-award student, complete the Medicine Non-degree application form.

Course Structures

Some courses are offered as two-day or four-days workshops. Others are available one night a week for several weeks (usually seven).

For the specific structure of a unit of study, see the individual unit description.