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Photography Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

The photography industry is one where both creativity and skill both come in to play. Though you don’t need a university degree to become a photographer, you do need the correct equipment, the appropriate skills and creativity. It may seem that p...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Wedding Photographer +6
Learning Online -  Course

PRINCE2® Collection

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

PRINCE2 is a globally recognised project management methodology and the purpose of achieving the foundation certification is to confirm you have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2® method. By successfully completing the PRINCE2 Pract...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Project manager +2
Learning People -  Course

Vet Assistant Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Do you love animals? Have you always thought about working with animals professionally? But not sure where to start? Then our Vet Assistant course is perfect for you! This Vet Assistant course is the ideal starting point for anyone who is looking to wo...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Veterinary reception and gen... +6
Learning Online -  Course

Eyelash Extensions + Lash Lift & Tint Advanced Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Eyelash Extensions is a 5.8 billion dollar industry which is growing every year! A typical Eyelash technician can earn anywhere up to $5,000 per week, but not limited to either, simply working in just a small professional set up in her own home. If you...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Eyelash Technician +2
Bela Beauty College -  Course

Advanced Nails Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Take your passion for nails to a professional level by learning how to design salon-quality manicures and pedicures, as well as acrylic and gel enhancements. You’ll also learn how to set up your own business, brand your business and build up a lo...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Beauty Therapist
Bela Beauty College -  Course

IT Career Starter Collection

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Learn the basics of how to become an IT professional. This collection equips you with the skills needed to launch your IT career and introduces you to subjects that will help you identify which career pathway to go down. With industry-recognised qualif...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes IT professional
Learning People -  Course

Real Estate Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

With over 80% of real estate agents leaving the industry after just 12 months, it’s important to start strong, that’s where our Real Estate Certificate comes in. We’ll teach you the ins and outs of the industry and provide you with th...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Commercial Real Estate Agent
Global Real Estate Training -  Course

Canine Care and Training Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Have you always dreamed of working with dogs? Are you excited to learn how to provide the best life possible for our four-legged friends? Then our Canine Care and Training Course is a perfect choice for you. To work with dogs requires a thorough unders...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Dog Trainer +6
Learning Online -  Course

Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 10 Microsoft 10982

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to support and troubleshoot Windows 10 PCs and devices in a Windows Server domain environment. These skills include an understanding of Windows 10 features, how they can...

Study Method Virtual
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes IT Consultant
DDLS -  Course

Dog Grooming Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Do you love dogs? Do you want to be a Dog Groomer? But don’t have the time or option to be in a classroom? Then this is the course for you! Learning Online in partnership with IgroomHub is proud to present the only Professional online dog grooming cert...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Start an animal daycare/dog ... +3
Learning Online -  Course

Event Management & Wedding Planning Business Pathway

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Event management is the perfect career choice for those capable at juggling multiple tasks, who can move at the speed of light and thrive under pressure! Special event planning can include many types of events, not just weddings, from conferences and s...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Event Promoter
The Career Academy -  Course

Property Management Fast Track Program

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

If you’re serious about starting a career in property management, then this is the course for you. Not only will you learn the skills needed to maintain a profitable rental roll, but you’ll also show prospective employers your willingness t...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Commercial Real Estate Agent
Global Real Estate Training -  Course

Certificate in Business Administration

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Become a certified business administrator with our accredited online course and get that job or promotion. Learn practical skills that will enable you to work confidently in the administrative field.

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Receptionist +2
The Career Academy -  Course

Professional Photography Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Do you have a passion for photography? Maybe you could turn your passion into a career! Our Advanced Certificate in Photography has been specifically designed to teach you all the skills required for either a hobby or career in professional photography...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Photography Business Owner +14
Careers Collectiv -  Course

Foundation Counselling Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

As a science, psychology is the study of the human mind and its wide-ranging functions and influences. This course helps you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allows you to better understand how we think, act and feel. Studying psycho...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes School Counsellor +7
Careers Collectiv -  Course

Horticulture Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Are you a passionate gardener? Do you love being outdoors and covered in dirt? Then this is the course for you! This wonderful Horticulture course delivered online is for all the budding horticulturists out there. If you love gardening and find plants...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Grounds maintenance worker +5
Learning Online -  Course

Wildlife Conservation and Management Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Year on year our wildlife and wildlife habitats dwindle. This course is ideal for those wildlife warriors who are committed to keeping our native flora and fauna in tact! This wonderful course is perfect for beginner learners who have a passion for con...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Zoo Assistant +7
Learning Online -  Course

Nutrition Business Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Are you passionate about Nutrition? Do you believe in healthy lifestyle and healthy eating? Then our Nutrition Business Certificate is the course for you. This course has been specifically designed for those individuals who want to either start a caree...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Nutrition Coach +5
Learning Online -  Course

Eyelash Technician Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

If you’ve ever wondered how to master the magic of lush-looking lash extensions, found yourself debating the advantages of classic vs volume lashes with friends or clients, or spent hours scouring social media for stunning lash looks… then a Certificat...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Eyelash Technician
Australian Beauty School -  Course

Make-Up Artistry Certificate

Short Course
This is a short course focused on skill based training rather than a nationally accredited certificate or diploma.

Have you ever dreamed of mastering all the pro make up artist skills and techniques? Found yourself devouring make up tutorial vids to nail the best liquid eyeliner flick or learn how to apply flawless foundation and contour like a boss? Then why not s...

Study Method Online
Location Anywhere
Job Outcomes Make up Artist
Australian Beauty School -  Course

A short course can unlock a world of opportunity, offering you the chance to upskill, advance in your career, or become a more well-rounded, valuable member of the workforce.  

A short course is the perfect, bite-sized way of gaining new knowledge. Maybe you’re making a significant change, or want to dip your toes in the water before taking on a full three-year degree. Or perhaps you want to improve your employability or secure a promotion by gaining new skills. Whatever the case may be, the plethora of short courses available today makes it possible to pursue your dreams, on your own terms.

Better yet, short courses are available both online and in person. Online study utilises flexible delivery methods and allows for personalisation, meaning you can study after work hours, just before the school pickup run, or on the weekend. Instead of online learning, you also have the option to take your course in person under the guidance of industry experts. Short courses can be tailored to meet your preferences, empowering you to succeed in the modern world of work. 

Why choose a short course?

There is a multitude of reasons that you may be interested in completing study – whether it’s to upskill, as a pathway to higher education, or for professional development, there are lots of courses that could suit your needs. With short courses taught through TAFE, independent registered training organisations (RTOs) as well as some universities, there have never been so many options for short courses!

A short course:

  • Helps you elevate your career, whether you’re trying to take it in a new direction or want to excel in your existing role
  • Requires no specific prerequisites – recent school-leavers and adults who have been out of the workforce for decades can both find their place in online study
  • Allows for incredible flexibility, slotting into your life  

What short courses are available?

You’re truly spoiled for choice with the sheer number of short courses that are available in Australia. Your options could include:

  • Short courses designed to help you learn about one specific skill such as food handling, responsible service of alcohol or social media management that go for a day or a week
  • Short courses in practical skills such as first aid
  • Short courses that aim to teach you new skills for hobbies such as flower arranging
  • Short courses such as a Certificate III, which are designed to give you a much more in-depth overview of a topic, such as a Certificate III in Project Management, Certificate III in Community, or a certification in Business Administration
  • Short courses that equip you with a Certificate III in Information Technology, Cybersecurity or a particular emerging technology 
  • Short courses designed for upskilling for your professional development needs
  • Short courses created to help get you started in a specific industry or role such as social sciences, mental health or the visual arts

How to study

One of the most significant benefits of living in today’s society is the range of study options available to students. While short courses are often taught through TAFE, higher education providers and independent registered training organisations (RTOs) do also offer valuable courses for those looking to learn.

Short courses are available throughout Australia, in every state and territory, including NSW and Victoria. Depending on the course you do and where you do it, free TAFE inducements may exist for students completing courses that will result in jobs considered to be in a shortage of supply by the relevant government. While large cities such as Melbourne and Sydney provide the most extensive range of course options, there are also many courses available in rural areas, especially for those who want to enrol in a course that’s relevant to a rural area.

Online short courses were popular even before the rise of COVID-19, and have only continued to rise in popularity since then. Online courses allow students to study from anywhere, although international students should always check with CRICOS before attempting to enrol in a course. Australian students need to check that they can study across state lines.

Part-time and full-time study loads are available for a number of courses, and can be found in the course guides.

For more information about FAQs, privacy statements, ABNs and more, enquire about a specific course listed above.