Short courses really right for the times

Menzies Health Research teaches infection disease prevention

When Education Minister Dan Tehan announced HELP-discounted short courses for people who wanted to use the pandemic to up-skill he specified they should be in “areas of national priority,” leading to “high demand jobs that will play an important role helping Australia bounce back from COVID-19.”

There is a broad view of what this covers, ANU has a course in science communication, which qualifies for the short-course scheme, but for pandemic-priority it is hard to beat the Menzies School of Health Research which newly offers, a graduate certificate in infectious disease prevention and control.

It joins James Cook U, UNSW and Uni Sydney already offering similar subjects.