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Short courses

Get into a TAFE SA short course to learn something new, or just get a taste of a different career.

Short courses offer small classes, meaning individual attention, and the opportunity to learn at your own pace and get hands-on in courses that can provide pathways to nationally accredited qualifications.

Courses are held at different times, many outside working hours, and with 55 TAFE SA campuses and learning centres it’s easy to study at a time and place that suits you.

489 Short Courses

 

Agriculture and Science


Course Name   Duration
Artificially Inseminate Livestock 4 days Part Time
Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance 2 days Part Time
Chemical Card 2 days Part Time
Chemical Card Re-Accreditation 1 day Part Time
Conduct Front End Loader Operations - Primary Industries 3 days Part Time
Feeding Dairy Cows for Profit 4 days Part Time
Manage Price Risk Through a Trading Strategy 2 days Full Time
Operate Quad Bikes 1 day Part Time
Operate Tractors 1 day Part Time
Pest Management 12 hours Part Time
Top Transition, Better Births and Promote Productivity 2 days Part Time
Weed and Plant Pest Technician 12 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Basic Care of Common Non-Venomous Reptiles 2 weeks Part Time
Basic Care of Pocket Pets 2 weeks Part Time
Basic First Aid for Pets 2 weeks Part Time
So You Want to Work with Animals? 1 day Part Time
Veterinary Terminology 1 day Part Time
Wildlife Rescue 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Coxswains Course 20 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Carbon Accounting 2 days Part Time
Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance 2 days Part Time
Inspect and Clean Machinery 1 day Part Time
Vertebrate Pest Technician 1 week Part Time
Weed Technician 12 hours Part Time


Course Name   Duration
All About H2O 2 weeks Part Time
Basic Laboratory Skills for Vintage 1 day Part Time
Introduction to Forensic Science 3 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Microbiology 3 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Microscopy 3 weeks Part Time
Molecular Biology Techniques: Introduction 6 weeks Part Time
 

Arts and Design


Course Name   Duration
Being A Fashion Stylist - Introduction To Fashion Styling 5 weeks Part Time
Corsetry 3 days Part Time
Develop a Fashion Portfolio 2 days Part Time
Fashion Illustration 4 days Part Time
Introduction to Cosplay Costume Making 4 days Part Time
Introduction to Fashion Buying 5 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Fashion Event Coordination 4 days Part Time
Introduction to Homewares Visual Merchandising 4 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Millinery 25 hours Part Time
Pattern Making for Beginners 5 weeks Part Time
Sewing Your Own Fashion 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Digital Video Production 21 hours Part Time
Introduction to Basic Editing on CS6 Premier 7 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Creative Floral Gifts 6 weeks Part Time
DIY Wedding Flowers 6 weeks Part Time
Fun with Flowers 6 weeks Part Time
Table Centre Pieces for all Occasions 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Graphic Design 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Acting – The Next Stage 6 weeks Part Time
Acting for the Screen 6 weeks Part Time
Dance Creator Sessions 6 weeks Part Time
How to Audition Successfully 4 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Acting 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Screen Acting 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to the Arduino 5 weeks Part Time
Journey to Acting (14-18 year olds) 4 days Part Time
Learn to work Front of House 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Basic Photo Editing 3 weeks Part Time
Basic Photoshop 5 weeks Part Time
Photographic Portraiture 6 weeks Part Time
Take Your DSLR Off Auto 6 weeks Part Time
Using a DSLR Camera 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Drawing and Painting the Figure 6 weeks Part Time
Experimental Drawing 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Jewellery Making 6 weeks Part Time
Letterpress Summer Workshop 2 days Part Time
Make Resin Jewellery 6 weeks Part Time
Monoprinting Summer Workshop 2 days Part Time
Processed Based Painting 6 weeks Part Time
Rubber Band Racers 2 hours Part Time
Screen Printing 6 weeks Part Time
Stencil Art 7 weeks Part Time
Wheel Throwing 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Biography Writing 6 months Part Time
Corporate Writing 3 months Part Time
Creative Writing 6 months Part Time
Creative Writing - Class 2 6 months Part Time
Editing Techniques 6 months Part Time
Fantasy Writing 101 6 months Part Time
Freelance Journalism 6 months Part Time
From Fact to Fiction 2 weeks Part Time
Historical Stories 6 months Part Time
Punchy Poetry 6 hours Part Time
Technical Writing 6 months Part Time
World of Publishing 6 months Part Time
Writing as a Business 1 day Part Time
Writing Effective Ministerial Briefings & Cabinet Submissions 6 months Part Time
Writing for Love and Money 3 weeks Part Time
Writing for Performance 6 months Part Time
Writing Grant Applications 6 months Part Time
Writing Stories for Children & Young Adults 6 months Part Time
 

Building and Furnishing




Course Name   Duration
Aerobic Wastewater Treatment Servicing Course 3 days Part Time
Bricklaying Basics 2 weeks Part Time
Build a Firepit 2 weeks Part Time
Celing and Wall Lining 2 weeks Part Time
Concreting 2 weeks Part Time
Solid Plastering 2 weeks Part Time
Tiling Level 1 2 weeks Part Time
Tiling Level 2 2 weeks Part Time
 

Business and Marketing


Course Name   Duration
Accounting and Finance Job Skills for University Students and Graduates 12 weeks Part Time
Accounting and Finance Work Skills for Migrants & International Degree Holders 10 weeks Part Time
Advanced Bookkeeping 7 weeks Part Time
Advanced Excel - Develop and Use Complex Spreadsheets 10 weeks Part Time
Advanced Excel Skills for Public Sector Employees 10 weeks Part Time
Advanced MYOB - Setup and Operate Computer Accounting System 10 weeks Part Time
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
ASIC Tier 2 - Provide General Advice in Deposit Products 4 weeks Part Time
ASIC Tier 2 - Provide General Advice in General Insurance 4 weeks Part Time
ASIC Tier 2 - Provide Personal Advice in General Insurance 8 weeks Part Time
ASIC Tier 2 - Provide Personal Advice on Deposit Products and Non-cash Payment Products 8 weeks Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Statement Tasks 40 hours Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - Establish and Maintain a Payroll System 30 hours Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - GST/BAS Taxation Principles 80 hours Part Time
Basic Bookkeeping 8 weeks Part Time
Bookkeeping for Small Business 8 weeks Part Time
Budgeting Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Business Tax Calculations 50 hours Part Time
Business Tax Deductions Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Computerised Accounting with MYOB 80 hours Part Time
Cost and Quality Management Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Cost Volume Profit Analysis for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Design and Produce Business Document Skills for Public Sector Employees 10 weeks Part Time
Design and Produce Business Documents (Workplace Technology) 10 weeks Part Time
Establish and Maintain a Payroll System 10 weeks Part Time
Financial Calculations 10 weeks Part Time
Informed Financial Decision Making Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Manage Accounts and Ledgers 8 weeks Part Time
Manage Budgets and Forecasts (Operational Budget) 10 weeks Part Time
Manage Financial Transactions and Reports 10 weeks Part Time
Management Accounting 10 weeks Part Time
MYOB Extras 4 weeks Part Time
MYOB For Small Business 8 weeks Part Time
MYOB Intermediate 3 weeks Part Time
MYOB Introduction 5 weeks Part Time
MYOB Payroll 4 weeks Part Time
Prepare Business Activity Statement 10 weeks Part Time
Pricing and Product Mix Decisions Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Produce Financial Reports 10 weeks Part Time
Product Costing Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Service Costing Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Supplier and Customer Management Techniques for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Apply Legal Principles in Commercial and Property Law 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Apply Legal Principles in Corporations and Trusts Law 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Apply Legal Principles in Property Law Matters 60 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Apply the Principles of Contract Law 60 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Apply the Principles of the Law of Torts 60 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Australian Commercial Law I 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Australian Commercial Law II 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Australian Commercial Law III 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Australian Taxation Law I 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Australian Taxation Law II 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Implement Tax Plans and Evaluate Tax Compliance 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Make Decisions in a Legal Context 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Prepare and Administer Compliant Tax Returns for Legal Entities 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Registration - Prepare Legally Compliant Tax Returns for Individuals 80 hours Part Time
Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) including the Code of Professional Conduct 15 hours Part Time
Workplace Financial Calculation Skills for Public Sector Employees 8 weeks Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Property Conveyancing 3 weeks Part Time
Property Investment 33 hours Part Time
Real Estate Property Management 17 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Customer Service 5 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Homewares Visual Merchandising 4 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Retail 4 days Part Time
Introduction to Selling 4 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Visual Merchandising 4 weeks Part Time
Pre-Employment in the Retail Industry 2 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Social Media 4 hours Part Time
Customer Service Premium 2015 1 day Part Time
Manage Change 1 day Part Time
Marketing Essentials Workshop 2 days Part Time
Risk Management Essentials 1 day Part Time
Selling Intensive Course - B2B 3 days Part Time
Social Media Intensive 2 days Part Time
Understanding Your Customer 2 days Part Time

 

Community and Health



Course Name   Duration
Action Learning Foundations 2 days Part Time
Counselling Skills - 1 Day Workshop 1 day Part Time
Counselling Skills - 2 Day Workshop 2 days Full Time
Counselling Skills - 4 Day Workshop 4 days Part Time
Financial Literacy Education 3 days Part Time
Provide First Aid 8 hours Part Time
The Deep Dive 3 days Part Time
Using Archetypes for Problem Solving 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Infection Control 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Occupational Therapy Assistant Skill Set 30 hours Part Time
Physiotherapy Assistant Skill Set 110 hours Part Time
Speech Therapy Assistant Skill Set 100 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Mental Health First Aid 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Cardiac Nursing Course 8 weeks Part Time
Contribute to the Care of Mother's and Babies 1 day Part Time
IV Cannulation 4 hours Full Time
IV Medications 2 days Part Time
Perform Blood Collection 4 hours Part Time
Practise in the Perioperative Nursing Environment 6 months Part Time
Venepuncture & Specimen Collection 6 weeks Part Time
 

Education and Languages


Course Name   Duration
Advanced English: Speaking and Listening 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Basic German 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Japanese 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic Japanese 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Japanese 4 20 hours Part Time
Basic Mandarin 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic Mandarin 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Mandarin 3 20 hours Part Time
Basic Mandarin 4 20 hours Part Time
Basic Spanish 1 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate French 4 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate Japanese 4 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate Mandarin 4 20 hours Part Time
NAATI Interpreting Preparatory Course 8 weeks Part Time
NAATI Translating Preparatory Course 7 weeks Part Time
Working with Interpreters 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Address adult language, literacy and numeracy skills 30 hours Part Time
Armed Forces Entry Preparation 6 weeks Part Time
Armed Forces Entry Preparation 6 weeks Part Time
Computing for Study 6 weeks Part Time
Preparation for Further Study 17 weeks Part Time
STAT Prep 3 weeks Part Time
STEP 22 weeks Part Time
Trade Pathways Program 18 weeks Part Time
Use training packages and accredited courses to meet client needs 30 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Self Defence for Women 6 weeks Part Time
 

Electrical and Electronics

 

Engineering and Transport


Course Name   Duration
Advanced Spray Painting 30 hours Part Time
Automotive Air-Conditioning 40 hours Part Time
Basic Spray Painting 30 hours Part Time
Boat Engine and Trailer Maintenance 3 weeks Part Time
Carry out wheel alignment operations 15 hours Part Time
Inspect, Service and Repair Forced Induction Systems 15 hours Part Time
Install Hydraulics Systems to Specific Applications 40 hours Part Time
Install LPG Fuel Systems 60 hours Part Time
Introduction to Oscillscopes for Automotive Diagnostics 6 hours Part Time
Lawn Mower and Chainsaw Maintenance 3 weeks Part Time
Motorcycle Maintenance 4 weeks Part Time
Repair Hydraulic Systems 40 hours Part Time
Repair Transmissions Hydrostatics 40 hours Part Time
Repair, Service & Maintain LPGas Systems 4 days Full Time
Service and Repair LPG Fuel Systems 30 hours Part Time
Service Hydraulics Systems 40 hours Part Time
Test Engines using a Dynamometer 24 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced 2D AutoCAD 60 hours Part Time
Basic 2D AutoCAD 80 hours Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Analyse Plant and Equipment Condition Monitoring Results (CM2) 10 weeks Part Time
Autodesk Inventor™ Basics 60 hours Part Time
Autodesk Navisworks™ Freedom 7 hours Part Time
Autodesk Revit™ Architecture Basics 20 hours Part Time
Autodesk Revit™ MEP (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing) 27 hours Part Time
Autodesk Revit™ Structure Basics 30 hours Part Time
Basic Machining 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Drawing (Introduction to AutoCAD) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Drawing (Inventor) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Drawing (Pro Engineer) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Drawing (Solidworks) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Machining (2D CAM) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Aided Machining (3D CAM) 20 weeks Part Time
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) 20 weeks Part Time
In-Service Pressure Vessel 18 months Part Time
Introduction to 3D Printing 5 weeks Part Time
Maintain Fluid Power Controls (C1/C2) 20 weeks Part Time
Maintain Hydraulic System Components (Hydraulics 1) 10 weeks Part Time
Maintain Hydraulic System Components (Hydraulics 2) 10 weeks Part Time
Maintain Hydraulic System Components (Hydraulics 3 + 4) 20 weeks Part Time
Maintain Pneumatic System Components (Pneumatics 1) 10 weeks Part Time
Maintain Pneumatic System Components (Pneumatics 2) 10 weeks Part Time
Perform Equipment Condition Monitoring and Recording (CM1) 10 weeks Part Time
Perform Equipment Condition Monitoring and Recording (CM1) 10 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Enter and Work in Confined Spaces 2 days Part Time
Perform Dogging 40 hours Part Time
Work Safely at Heights 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Conduct Front End Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Conduct Skid Steer Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Conduct Wheel Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck 3 days Part Time
 

Food and Beverage


Course Name   Duration
Baked in Italy 1 day Part Time
Breads of France 1 day Part Time
Contemporary Sweet Yeast 2 days Part Time
Flavoured & Fusion Sour Doughs 1 day Part Time
French Pastry Classics 2 days Part Time
French Viennoiserie - All things great in Vienna 3 hours Part Time
Functional Breads & Grains 1 day Part Time
Gingerbread House Competition 1 day Part Time
Introduction To Petit Gateau 2 days Part Time
Learn To Temper Couverture Chocolate 1 day Part Time
Luscious Flaky Pastries 2 days Part Time
Macaron Madness 2 days Part Time
New Age Éclairs 1 day Part Time
The Art of Cake Decorating 4 weeks Part Time
Wood Oven Baking and Making 1 day Part Time
Working with Sourdough 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
A Discovery of Spanish Cuisine 1 day Part Time
Curry Creations 3 hours Part Time
Food Culture Experience - Korean Cuisine 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Affinage 1 day Part Time
Artisan Cheese Making - Blue Cheese 3 days Part Time
Artisan Cheese Making - Cheddar & related varieties 3 days Part Time
Artisan Cheese Making - Non-Bovine Milk Cheese 3 days Part Time
Artisan Cheese Making - Soft Ripened Cheese 3 days Part Time
Beer Flavour Training 4 days Part Time
Brittles 1 day Part Time
Cheese Defects and Troubleshooting 1 day Part Time
Cheese Quality 1 day Part Time
Cheese Sensory & Grading 1 day Part Time
Essential Dairy Principles 1 day Part Time
Food Microbiological Techniques 5 days Full Time
Food Safety for Dairy Foods Production 1 day Part Time
Fudges 1 day Part Time
High Boil Confectionery 1 day Part Time
Introduction to Dairy Science 3 days Part Time
Low Boil Confectionery 1 day Part Time
Mash Brewing 6 days Part Time
Microbiology for Food Auditors 40 hours Full Time
One Day Cheese Making Workshop 1 day Part Time
Running an Artisan Cheese Business 3 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Sausage Making for the Home Cook 1 day Part Time
Interactive Smallgoods 28 hours Part Time
Sausage Making 1 day Part Time
Sausage Making at Home 1 day Part Time
Smallgoods - Gastronomic Barbeque 4 hours Part Time
Smallgoods - Pork on your Fork 4 hours Part Time
Smallgoods - Poultry 4 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Careers in Viticulture 11 days Part Time
Luxury Wine and Cheese Matching 3 hours Part Time
WSET Level 1 Award in Sommellerie 3 days Part Time
WSET Level 1 Award in Wine 1 day Part Time
WSET Level 2 Award in Wine and Spirits 24 hours Part Time
WSET Level 3 Award in Wine and Spirits 48 hours Part Time
 

Government and Justice


Course Name   Duration
Advance Care Directive 3 hours Part Time
Justice of the Peace 1 day Part Time
 

Hair and Beauty


Course Name   Duration
Apply Acrylic Nails 35 hours Part Time
Apply Cosmetic Tanning Products 15 hours Part Time
Apply Gel Nail Art 7 hours Part Time
Apply Gel Polish 14 hours Part Time
Apply Micro-Dermabrasion to Improve Skin Appearance 21 hours Part Time
Apply Nail Art 15 hours Part Time
Apply Ultraviolet Gel Nails Enhancements 30 hours Part Time
Body Exfoliation 1 week Part Time
Bronzed Summer Legs 1 week Part Time
Design and Apply Make-Up 40 hours Part Time
Design and Apply Makeup for Photography 30 hours Part Time
Eyelash Perming 3 hours Part Time
Fancy Lashes 1 week Part Time
Hand and Nail Care 3 hours Part Time
Makeup Done Well for All Ages 3 hours Part Time
Massage for Babies 4 hours Part Time
Perfect Brows 1 week Part Time
Perform Aromatherapy Massage 40 hours Part Time
Perform Female Intimate Waxing Treatments 21 hours Part Time
Perform Waxing Treatment 70 hours Part Time
Pierce Ears 3 weeks Part Time
Pressure Point Foot Massage 3 hours Part Time
Provide Lash and Brow Treatments 14 hours Part Time
Provide Manicure and Pedicare Services 30 hours Part Time
Sparkling Toes 1 week Part Time
Use Electric File Equipment for Nails 8 weeks Part Time
Use Reflexology Relaxation Techniques in Beauty Treatments 30 hours Part Time
Work in a Nail Services Framework 15 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Getting the Best Out of Your Staff Training Sessions 4 weeks Part Time
Inspirations Cutting 1 week Part Time
Market the Small Business 1 day Part Time
Men's Cutting Work Shop 1 2 weeks Part Time
Men's Cutting Work Shop 2 2 weeks Part Time
Men's Cutting Work Shop 3 2 weeks Part Time
Recruit and Select Personnel 1 day Part Time
 

Hospitality and Tourism


Course Name   Duration
Café Culture 1 week Part Time
Espresso Coffee Making 18 hours Part Time
Gaming and Responsible Gambling 2 days Part Time
Intensive Gaming (Including TAB) 1 week Part Time
Intensive World of Bartending 1 week Part Time
Matching the Classics 5 hours Part Time
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 1 day Part Time
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) & Liquor Licensing Laws SA 2 days Part Time
SA Liquor Licensing Laws 3 hours Part Time
World of Bartending 30 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to RMS9 1 day Part Time
Prepare, Present and Perform 2 days Part Time
 

Information Technology


Course Name   Duration
Advanced Microsoft Excel 1 day Part Time
Advanced Microsoft Word 1 day Part Time
Basic Microsoft Excel 1 day Part Time
Basic Microsoft Word 1 day Part Time
Photoshop Advanced CS6 5 weeks Part Time
Photoshop Essentials CS6 5 weeks Part Time
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) 2 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Android Application Development 2 days Part Time
ASP .NET MVC 4.0 8 days Part Time
Intermediate Java Skills - Swing, Collections and JDBC 8 days Part Time
Introduction to C# Programming 7 days Part Time
Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 5 days Part Time
Introduction to MySQL 5 days Part Time
IOS Application Development 2 days Part Time
Java EE Programming 8 days Part Time
Java SE Programming Basics 3 days Part Time
PHP Programming 7 days Part Time
Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Programming 10 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Dreamweaver 5 weeks Part Time
Search Engine Optimization 2 days Part Time
 

Recreation and Fitness


Course Name   Duration
Exercise in Water Instructor 3 days Part Time
Group Exercise Instructor 1 week Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Firearms Safety 1 day Part Time

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