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What you will learn

From climate change and election campaigns to Covid-19 and vaccine rollouts, disinformation is an increasingly global force.

This Melbourne MicroCert is ideal for intelligence analysts, science communicators  and other professionals seeking a deeper understanding of how disinformation impacts organisations, as well as the best practice skills needed to detect, assess, and counter it.

Analyse contemporary global disinformation case studies

Drawing on key case studies such as the 2016 U.S. election, COVID-19, and climate change, you'll understand disinformation campaigns as a global phenomenon and examine how they're used by state and non-state actors alike.

Discover open source tools and techniques to detect and counter disinformation

Explore the online tools, resources and techniques that can help identify, assess, and counter disinformation, and gain practical skills needed to deploy them for best results.

Apply internationally recognized best-practice techniques to online ecosystems

Learn how to harness fact-checking, verification and Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) analysis to recognise and assess disinformation, especially in online and social media ecosystems. Explore the emerging international best practices for countering disinformation.

Develop a strategy for your organisation to counter disinformation

Putting your new knowledge into practice, you'll choose an area of disinformation that impacts your own organisation or professional context and identify and develop strategies and recommendations to counter it.

The Hunt Lab offers a range of short courses for groups and individuals that cover the essential technical training and theory top-quality analysts need. Learn more.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Dr Morgan Saletta

Senior Research Associate, Hunt Laboratory for Intelligence Research

Morgan's current research focuses on assessing and countering online disinformation campaigns as well as collaborative intelligence analysis.


For individuals

To take Recognising and Managing Disinformation as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$1,490 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Recognising and Managing Disinformation, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.


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