More unis sign-on for up-skill expansion

Swinburne and Flinders announce Tehan short courses

Swinburne U joins the universities signing-up for Education Minister Dan Tehan’s short-course push for people wanting to up-skill while they wait for the pandemic to pass (CMM April 14).

Swinburne On-Line will provide federally funded certificate courses, mainly starting in May and July, with the majority done by December. Courses announced now are in ICT, health administration, education and cybersecurity.

This is home-turf for Swinburne U, already in micro-courses. Last year it launched four-six hours a week for a month and a half units in AI and related (CMM April 1 2019).

Flinders U is also signing-on, announcing two six-month higher education certificates “in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” They are in aged care and cyber security.

Swinburne and Flinders joins universities variously strong in distance education and applied technologies picking up the government’s funding, including Uni SA, ACU, Uni Notre Dame, and USQ (to come).