Professional development

Providing staff with world-class learning opportunities will increase employee satisfaction and position your organisation as an employer of choice.

Delivered through our faculties, research centres and postgraduate study, our professional development courses provide you with flexibility through consultation, collaboration and unified virtual and physical learning environments.

We boast some of the world's best university professionals and external consultants who are specialists in their fields. They are selected for their superior academic qualifications, corporate experience and excellent presentation skills.

Our courses draw on the latest research, are taught using relevant industry examples and have a strong practical focus. This dynamic combination of theory and problem-based learning achieves maximum learning outcomes.

Open Online Courses

Open Online Courses

Study a range of subject areas for free

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Non-award study

If you want to study one or more subjects without advancing to an award – such as a degree or diploma – you can undertake non-award study.

You can apply for non-award admission as preliminary work for a higher degree, for professional requirements or because of an interest in the area.

You complete the course as any other student, attending lectures, tutorials, exams and assessments, and your results will be recorded on your University of Newcastle transcript.

Find out more information on how to choose a single course and apply to undertake non-award study.

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study is the University of Newcastle's dedicated hub for postgraduate coursework. They provide over 7,000 postgraduate students from more than 80 countries with comprehensive service and support from first enquiry through to the completion of study.

Culture and language

Culture and language

The Confucius Institute offers a range of Mandarin language courses, which are open to the general community from children through to adults. Whether you are a beginner or just want to polish your skills, these courses will provide you with the language training to suit your needs. One-on-one tutoring is also available by arrangement.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.