Enrolments: 561,736

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

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: 552,871

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.

Short Course FAQs

I can’t log in / I never received my password or registration confirmation.

You can reset your password here.

Make sure to check your junk mail folder in your email for the confirmation.

If you didn’t receive an email, you might need to make sure you didn’t make a typo when entering your email address.

If you have issues with your new password, make sure you haven’t highlighted any spaces around it when copy and pasting, as these will paste into the password field and make it incorrect. New passwords contain letters only.

If you’re still experiencing difficulties, email shortcourses@itmasters.edu.au

Do IT Masters short courses count towards university credit?

Yes! Students who successfully complete three or more of our short courses will be eligible for one subject of credit towards one of the Charles Sturt University postgraduate qualifications featured on this website. Please note that this credit will be awarded as an unspecified industry elective. Check out the Applying for Credit page for more info.

Do I get a certificate for completing a short course – and if so, what do I have to do?

Yes, you’ll be awarded a certificate if you pass the exam. To download it, visit the course page and it will be available under the ‘Assessment’ module.

More information on accessing your results and certificate can be found in this section of the course page.

The short course I’m interested in has already run – can I still access it?

You sure can – all materials, including exams and webinar recordings, are made available at https://learn.itmasters.edu.au/ once you’ve registered – and you can start and finish the course whenever you like. You can also still sit the exam and earn your certificate!

What happens if I can’t make the live webinar?

That’s fine – the webinar recording will be uploaded to https://learn.itmasters.edu.au/ within 24 hours.

We don’t track, detract or award marks for live webinar attendance.

If I can watch the webinar at any time, why should I attend the live recording?

The live webinar gives you a great opportunity to interact with the mentor using the Q&A or to connect with other students in the chat – many of whom will have a lot of industry experience with great insight to share.

What features are available with the webinar recording?

The live webinar recording’s are uploaded to YouTube with closed captioning and a transcript pop-out option alongside ‘chapters’, which is a clickable table of contents to skip to the section of your choice.

If you’re not too familiar with the YouTube interface, see our instructions on how to access these features in the following sections.

Some of our older short courses don’t have these features available.

Can I easily skip to certain sections of the webinar recording?

Yes – you can access the ‘chapters’ pop-up by hovering on the video and clicking the subtitle next to the time on the bottom toolbar, which puts it on the right side of your screen:

Or by opening the description:

Can I access captions or a transcript in the webinar recording?

Yes – subtitles/captions are automatically on, but you can toggle them on/off on the bottom toolbar:

You can also access the transcript pop-out, to put it on the side of your screen, by clicking the three dots and selecting ‘open transcript’ here:

What is the duration of the short course?

Live courses will run for 4 weeks. If you’re taking a short course that has already run, you can take it at your own pace – with no start or end dates, it’s entirely up to you.

Will these short courses qualify me for a job?

The short courses alone won’t qualify you for a job. However, they are good to put on your resumé to show prospective employers that you have undertaken independent research.