New University of Canberra online course aims to fill IT skills shortage and diversify revenue

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
May 16 2021 - 5:00pm
University of Canberra vice-chancellor Paddy Nixon and Instaclustr chief executive officer Peter Lilley sign a memorandum of understanding for a new online software development course. Picture: supplied

A new software programming course at the University of Canberra will be coming online to address a dire skills shortage in information technology as the university seeks to diversify its revenue streams.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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