Enrolments: 258,223

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 251,085

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free University Short Courses

If you are considering enrolling in one of our unique Master degrees, why not ‘try before you enrol’? Enrolling in these webinar based free short courses allows insight into how we create a collaborative learning environment, and is also an opportunity to engage with other students and build networks. Passing course exams will earn you a certificate of achievement, and may even qualify you for Master degree credit.

For general information, visit our short course FAQs page.

Current Course

3,406 enrolledApplied Social Media Marketing

Last quarter, 3.5 billion people were active across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Learn how to connect your business to this epic network during our free short course, Applied Social Media Marketing.

This is your chance to develop a social media marketing plan for a product or service of your choice, under the guidance of digital marketing expert, Andrew Mashman. Andrew will be joined by special guests Beth Powell, founder of the Digital Marketing Club; Elisha Booth, Head of Digital Operations at Lowes, and more.

Register for free content here.

If you’ve already enrolled in a short course and are looking for our learning platform with the course content, go to https://learn.itmasters.edu.au.

More Courses

Can’t wait to get into study? You can still access all materials for these short courses, complete tasks at your own pace, and sit the final examinations to test your knowledge. Whatever your area of study, we’re sure you’ll find a subject that piques your interest.

Cyber Security

2,829 enrolledApplying Law to Emerging Cyber Dangers

In this short introductory course you will learn about the basic principles of applying the law to emerging cyber dangers, how best to collect, preserve and present evidence to law enforcement agencies and or lawyers for civil litigation, and what international mechanisms are available to law enforcement agencies. You will also be familiarised with the legislation applicable to combat cyber dangers.

Enrol here.

9,390 enrolledCISSP Security

Over 85,000 people hold the world’s most in demand IT security certification; the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Here, we offer a free CISSP preparation short course that condenses the 12 weeks of subject ITE514 Professional Systems Security into five.

Enrol here.

3,924 enrolledComputer Network Fundamentals

Join our resident networking and cyber security expert, Matt Constable, to develop your practical skills and begin preparation for the CompTIA Network+ industry certification. 

During this live online short course you will learn how to:

  • Design and implement functional networks
  • Configure, manage, and maintain essential network devices
  • Use devices such as switches and routers to segment network traffic and create resilient networks
  • Identify benefits and drawbacks of existing network configurations
  • Implement network security, standards, and protocols

Register for free content here.

7,694 enrolledCybersecurity Management

In this short course you will get a high-level view of the security needs of an organisation and the responsibilities of a Cybersecurity Manager. You will develop an understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape and the foundations of an internal cybersecurity practice.

Enrol here.

4,689 enrolledCyber Warfare and Terrorism

This four week short course introduces you to the rise of state sponsored cyber attack; a concept that only a few years ago seemed the realm of science fiction.  You will be introduced to the major classes of cyber weapons: Trojans, worms, and Distributed Denial of Service as well as sophisticated hacking. You will also learn the history of nation state involvement in cyber attack as well as the looming threat of cyber attack from terrorist organizations. 

Enrol here.

9,221 enrolledDigital Forensics

In this short course you will develop an understanding about the role of digital forensic investigator and learn the forensics process.

Associated Subject: ITC597
Enrol here.

4,582 enrolledEnterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals

Join IT Masters’ cybersecurity and networking expert Matt Constable to develop your practical skills and begin preparation for the CompTIA Security+ industry certification. 

Enterprise Cyber Security Fundamentals will include in-depth discussions on defending against attack — including protecting the perimeter, best practice design principles, and much more, all from the perspective of industry.

You can still register here!

4,729 enrolledInformation Security Incident Handling

This short course covers sections of our subject ITE512 Incident Response which is an elective subject in the Master of Information Systems Security degree at Charles Sturt University. The ITE512 Incident Response subject is based on the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam. Associated Subject: ITE512 

Enrol here.

3,858 enrolledPhishing Countermeasures

Bianca Wirth delivers a course designed to introduce phishing from a people, process and technology perspective. It will also provide a high-level view of some phishing countermeasures that can be implemented in a business environment to help reduce the risks associated with malicious phishing activity.

This course uses freely available tools, and students will receive templates and weekly hands-on labs to help turn theory into practice.

Register for free content here.

Project Management

18,566 enrolledAgile Project Management

This short course is for those working in Agile environments who want to expand their knowledge and those who just want to get a grip on the fundamentals of Agile Project Management.

Associated Subject: ITE518
Enrol here.

2,606 enrolledBusiness Analysis Career Start

Join one of our Senior Project Management Lecturers, Karen Sleeman, and develop your Business Analysis skills to prepare for entry into the workforce. 

Register for free content here.

If you’ve already enrolled in a short course and are looking for our learning platform with the course content, go to https://learn.itmasters.edu.au.

10,704 enrolledIntroductory Certificate in Business Analysis

This short introductory course is directed towards people who are interested in pursuing a career as a business analyst, in learning more about the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts, or in working more effectively with Business Analysts.

Enrol here.

5,387 enrolledPRINCE2 Primer

The PRINCE2 Primer introduces an important project management system, PRINCE2. This free “primer” short course details the key characteristics of PRINCE2 and highlights what makes this method different, covering the most important principles of PRINCE2 and showing where it fits among other project management frameworks.

Enrol here.

3,172 enrolledProgram Management Professional

The Program Management Professional course covers sections of our subject MGI518 Program Management which is an elective subject in the Master of Project Management and Master of Management (IT) degrees at Charles Sturt University.

Associated Subject: MGI518
Enrol here.

6,433 enrolledProject Management Professional (PMP®) Certification

Prepare for the world’s most popular Project Management industry certification – the Project Management Professional (PMP®) – with ex PMI Sydney Chapter Professional Development Director Peter O’Driscoll.

Associated Subject: MGI511
Enrol here.

2,204 enrolledRecovering Troubled Projects

Brenton Burchmore will be delivering a course designed to provide the principles and concepts that are derived from practical experience and converted into a framework that can be universally applied to any failing project.

We’ll introduce the tools and knowledge to effectively recover a failing project and bring it back to a successful baseline and conclusion.

Register for free content here.

4,448 enrolledScrum Master Primer

Sarah Ireton describes a variety of Agile and Scrum concepts and clears up a number of common misunderstandings surrounding this role in this three module free course. By the conclusion of the course, students will have a clear understanding of a number of Scrum principals in preparation for completing the International Scrum Master Certification.

Enrol here.

5,961 enrolledSCRUM vs LEAN: Agile Methodologies Analysed and Compared

This short course will introduce students to two of the most common methodologies of Agile by comparing their most prominent strengths and weaknesses.

Enrol here.

Networking, Sysadmin & Cloud

17,070 enrolledCisco CCNA

This is a short course designed to help you prepare for the new Cisco CCNA certification that has just been announced.

Associated Subject: ITE526
Enrol here.

8,712 enrolledCisco CCNA v3

This course provides an overview of the technologies & theories you will need to understand in order to pass the current CCNA exams. It will also track changes to the certification from v1 through to v3. 

Associated Subject: ITE526
Enrol here.

9,113 enrolledCisco CCNA Security

The CCNA Security certification demonstrates that you have the skills required to develop a security infrastructure, recognize threats and vulnerabilities to networks, and mitigate security threats. This course helps prepare for that certification.

Enrol here.

5,112 enrolledCloud Models, Architecture and Risk Management

In this free short course, you will explore Cloud Technology, Models, Architecture, and Security. By the conclusion, you will have a developing understanding of Risk Management Framework design to suit a Cloud environment.

Associated Subject: ITC561
Enrol here.

2,694 enrolledConfiguration Management

Some of the key benefits of Configuration Management include increased change efficiencies, cost reduction, system reliability and greater agility.

This Configuration Management short course is a primer – to learn about the issues and key features of configuration management. The course includes lab exercises using Ansible, a popular open-source tool, to demonstrate the principles and benefits of configuration management.

Presented by Mike Ciavarella, in conjunction with ITPA and IT Masters, at the end of this short course, you will have learnt enough to see where and how you could benefit from using Configuration Management in your professional career.

Enrol here.

4,713 enrolledVMware vSphere 6 Masterclass

Developed in partnership with ITPA, this short course is for administrators who are already comfortable setting up individual ESXi hosts, and configuring and maintaining VMs within.

Enrol here.

Management and Communications

2,829 enrolledApplying Law to Emerging Cyber Dangers

In this short introductory course you learn about the basic principles of applying the law to emerging cyber dangers, how best to collect, preserve and present evidence to law enforcement agencies and or lawyers for civil litigation, and what international mechanisms are available to law enforcement agencies. You will also be familiarised with the legislation applicable to combat cyber dangers.

Enrol here.

3,580 enrolledCertified Trainer

This short course will help you prepare for the Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) industry certification from the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications – the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA).

Enrol here.

9,390 enrolledCISSP Security

Over 85,000 people hold the world’s most in demand IT security certification; the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). Here, we offer a free CISSP preparation short course that condenses the 12 weeks of subject ITE514 Professional Systems Security into five.

Associated Subject: ITE514
Enrol here.

7,694 enrolledCybersecurity Management

In this short course you will get a high-level view of the security needs of an organisation and the responsibilities of the Cybersecurity Manager. You will develop an understanding of the ever-evolving threat landscape and the foundations of an internal cybersecurity practice.

Enrol here.

7,559 enrolledDigital Marketing

In this short course you will learn how to develop your digital marketing strategy and then how to leverage digital tools to realise your marketing goals.

Associated Subject: MKT525
Enrol here.

4,729 enrolledInformation Security Incident Handling

This short course covers sections of our subject ITE512 Incident Response which is an elective subject in the Master of Information Systems Security degree at Charles Sturt University. The ITE512 Incident Response subject is based on the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) industry certification exam.

Associated Subject: ITE512 
Enrol here.

10,704 enrolledIntroductory Certificate in Business Analysis

This short introductory course is directed towards people who are interested in pursuing a career as a business analyst, learning more about the tools and techniques used by Business Analysts, or working more effectively with Business Analysts.

Enrol here.

3,234 enrolledProfessional Communications

The Professional Communications short course covers sections of the subject MGI521: Professional Communications, a core subject in most of our Masters degrees.

Associated Subject: MGI521
Enrol here.

3,172 enrolledProgram Management Professional

The Program Management Professional course covers sections of our subject MGI518 Program Management which is an elective subject in the Master of Project Management and Master of Management (IT) degrees at Charles Sturt University.

Associated Subject: MGI518
Enrol here.

6,433 enrolledProject Management Professional (PMP®) Certification

Prepare for the world’s most popular Project Management industry certification – the Project Management Professional (PMP®) – with ex PMI Sydney Chapter Professional Development Director Peter O’Driscoll.

Associated Subject: MGI511
Enrol here.

Skills, Research & Miscellaneous — not for university credit, but very useful

2,494 enrolledCareer Building and Mastering the Interview

In this short course John Price shares his 25 years of experience in coaching, career planning and preparing candidates for interviews.

See more information here.

1,020 enrolledDoctor of IT - Research Methodologies

Studying a Doctorate is a big commitment, so we are offering this short course on Research Methodologies so that you can get a feel whether you are ready to take the plunge into one. 

Enrol here.

711 enrolledPreparing for University Study

This short course is directed towards people who haven’t completed any tertiary studies or who have previously studied, and are looking to get back into it. It will arm students with the skills necessary to commence tertiary studies.

Enrol here.

779 enrolledThe Journey of a DIT Student

For many, the logical progression after attaining a Master of Information Technology is enrolling in a Doctorate. The Doctor of Information Technology (DIT) degree entails a serious commitment, but Steven Zobrist has some great tips on how to get the best out of yourself and make the most of a DIT.

In this four week short course, our resident expert trainer, Steve, will take you through his DIT journey — suggesting considerations in planning your research, and ensuring those that come after him have all of the tools and advice he wished he had when he started out.

Register your interest here.

If you’ve already enrolled in a short course and are looking for our learning platform with the course content, go to https://learn.itmasters.edu.au.

If there are other short courses you would like to see us offer, or you’d like support with something that is not covered on our shortcourse FAQs page, contact us at shortcourses@itmasters.edu.au.