Non-Award Study (Individual Subject)

Nan Tien Institute’s non-award program allows students to study single subjects without the long-term commitments, pre-requisite restrictions, or assignment workload of postgraduate award study.

Non-award students can enrol in subjects from any of our postgraduate courses (Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism or Mental Health). For a full list of available subjects, please visit our online timetable.

Our highly flexible teaching structure means that non-award students can choose to either:

  • just attend the five days of on-campus lectures (although pre-reading is highly recommended to enhance your learning experiences in class); OR

  • complete the pre-reading, on-campus lectures, and follow-up supported online study and assignments. Satisfactory performance in all of these elements will allow you to receive a grade and credit points for the subject, which could be put towards future postgraduate study with Nan Tien Institute (NTI).

All non-award students receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of a subject with NAN TIEN INSTITUTE.

Preparing Your Application

When you are ready to apply, please have the following supporting documentation ready. You can upload these documents at Step 5 of your online application:

Domestic applicants:

  • Passport, Australian citizenship certificate, or evidence of permanent residency

International applicants:

  • Passport
  • Australian visa grant notification

Do you have any questions about applying? Contact one of our friendly enrolment advisors:

Phone/SMS: 0402 551 223
Email: study@nantien.edu.au or contact us via our contact page.



Offering a high degree of flexibility, our courses can be studied online or on campus, full or part-time. Our courses are designed for health and wellness professionals, counsellors, educators, and other leaders who are balancing a work schedule and already have an undergraduate degree. Enrol now or at a time that suits you.