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Are you thinking about postgraduate study but not sure where to start?

If you’re looking to improve your career prospects, a qualification from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific could help you get ahead.

In as little as six months study time (or equivalent part-time), you could gain a world class qualification from the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma will give you a highly sought-after ANU graduate degree with real-world knowledge that matters to governments, businesses and communities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

The College of Asia and the Pacific offers the following shorter programs:

Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy

Graduate Certificate of Diplomacy

Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management Online

Graduate Certificate of Environmental and Resource Economics

Graduate Certificate of Engaging Asia

Graduate Certificate of Engaging the Pacific

Graduate Certificate of International and Development Economics

Graduate Certificate of International Relations

Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy

Graduate Certificate of Pacific Development

Graduate Certificate of Policy Design and Analysis

Graduate Certificate of Political Science

Graduate Certificate of Public Management

Graduate Certificate of Public Policy

Graduate Certificate of Regulation and Governance

Graduate Certificate of Strategic Studies

Graduate Diploma of International Affairs 

Diploma of Languages

ANU Short Course Scholarships

The Australian National University is offering scholarships in eligible Graduate Certificates in 2021 to enable Australians to upskill or retrain at significantly reduced rates. There is no application process as the applicants are directly considered for this fee-reduction scholarship at the time of admission offer. More information is available here.

Commonwealth Supported Places

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are available in the Graduate Certificate of Climate Policy and the Graduate Certificate of Environmental Management. More information is available here.

Flexible entry

All of the Graduate Certificates and the Graduate Diploma provide flexible pathways into associated Master degrees and can accommodate a range of different courses to help you upskill, retrain or reach your desired career goals.

Credit towards your chosen Master degree

You may also wish to consider extending your chosen Graduate Certificate to complete a relevant Master degree to develop truly world-class expertise in your chosen area. Your 24 units of study in the Graduate Certificate may count towards credit for a Master degree.


The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is dedicated to training the next generation of global leaders. By studying with us, you will learn from regional experts and prominent practitioners who play a vital role in informing public policy, leading public debate and engaging with the diverse and unique societies, cultures and economies of the Asia-Pacific region.

Delivered by the leading minds in the field — ANU is ranked top 10 internationally in politics, anthropology, sociology and more — our programs include case materials on real-world issues from within Australia and across Asia and the Pacific.

Students can choose from an extensive range of courses from across the College and have access to almost 300 academic experts in a range of disciplines across international relations, public policy, regulation and governance and Asia-Pacific culture and history.

Updated:  24 April, 2017/Responsible Officer:  Dean, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team