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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.

405 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
Dairy Cow Nutrition 2 days Full Time
Develop and Review a Business Plan 2 days Full Time
Farmhand Animal Health with Dr Glen Beath 3 days Part Time
Feeding Dairy Cows for Profit 4 days Part Time
Healthy Farms Need Healthy Stock 2 days Part Time
Manage Business Capital 2 days Full Time
Manage Estate Planning 2 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
Safe Chemical Use and Transport 3 days Part Time
Top Transition, Better Births and Promote Productivity 2 days Part Time
Weed Technician 9 days Part Time

Course Name Duration
Bandaging Workshop (for Vet Nurses) 1 day Part Time
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
Wildlife Rescue 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Coxswains Course 15 days Full Time

Course Name Duration
Carbon Accounting 2 days Part Time
Vertebrate Pest Technician 1 week Part Time

 

Arts and Design


Course Name Duration
Basic Leather Accessories 5 weeks Part Time
Fashion Buying 6 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 12 hours Part Time
Sewing Your Own Fashion 20 hours Part Time
Stylist 1 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Digital Video Production 15 hours Part Time
Dimensional Concept Art 8 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Basic Editing on CS6 Premier 7 weeks Part Time

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DIY Wedding Flowers 6 weeks Part Time
Fun with Flowers 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Introduction to Graphic Design 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
AVID VENUE 110V 3 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Acting – The Next Stage 6 weeks Part Time
Dance Skills 3 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Acting 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Basic Photo Editing 9 hours 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
Experimental Drawing 6 weeks Part Time
Make Resin Jewellery 6 weeks Part Time
Screen Printing 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Introduction to Visual Merchandising 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Biography Writing 6 months Part Time
Corporate Writing 3 months Part Time
Creative Writing 6 months Part Time
Editing Techniques 6 months Part Time
Fantasy Writing 101 6 months Part Time
Freelance Journalism 6 months Part Time
Historical Stories 6 months Part Time
Technical Writing 6 months Part Time
Writing Effective Ministerial Briefings & Cabinet Submissions 6 months 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
 

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Business and Marketing


Course Name Duration
Accounting and Finance Job Skills for University Students and Graduates 72 hours Part Time
Accounting and Finance Work Skills for Migrants & International Degree Holders 72 hours Part Time
Advanced Bookkeeping 7 weeks Part Time
Advanced MYOB - Setup and Operate Computer Accounting System 80 hours 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
Basic Bookkeeping 8 weeks Part Time
Bookkeeping for Small Business 60 hours Part Time
Business Tax Calculations 50 hours Part Time
Computerised Accounting with MYOB 80 hours Part Time
Design and Produce Business Documents (Workplace Technology) 50 hours Part Time
Develep and Use Complex Spreadsheets 50 hours Part Time
Establish and Maintain a Payroll System 30 hours Part Time
Excel Advanced 4 weeks Part Time
Excel Introduction/Intermediate 4 weeks Part Time
Financial Calculations 30 hours Part Time
Fundamentals of Small Business 1 day Part Time
How do you financiallly manage your small business? 2 hours Part Time
Job Costing Techniques 60 hours Part Time
Manage Accounts and Ledgers 40 hours Part Time
Manage Budgets and Forecasts (Operational Budget) 40 hours Part Time
Manage Financial Transactions and Reports 60 hours Part Time
MYOB Advanced 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 40 hours Part Time
Produce Financial Reports 50 hours 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 - 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


Course Name Duration
Introduction to Property Conveyancing 3 weeks Part Time
Property Investment 33 hours Part Time
Real Estate Auctions 2 weeks Part Time
Real Estate Property Management 22 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Introduction to Retail 4 days Part Time

Course Name Duration
Advanced Social Media 4 hours Part Time
Marketing Essentials Workshop 2 days Part Time
Selling Intensive Course - B2B 3 days Part Time
Social Media - Zero to Hero 2 days Part Time
Understanding Your Customers 2 days Part Time
 

Community and Health


Course Name Duration
Child Safe Environment 1 day Part Time
Child Safe Environment - Update Training 3 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Apply First Aid 8 hours Part Time
Counselling Skills 1 day Part Time
Hands-On Tools for Career Development Practitioners 1 day Part Time
Improving Your Case Notes 1 day Part Time
Using Archetypes for Problem Solving 1 day Part Time

Course Name Duration
Speech Therapy Assistant Skill Set 100 hours Part Time

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Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drugs 1 day Part Time
Mental Health First Aid 12 hours Part Time
Suicide Prevention 2 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Clinical Facilitation 1 day Part Time
Contribute to the Care of Mother's and Babies 1 day Part Time
IV Medications 2 days Part Time
Perform Blood Collection 4 hours Part Time
Perform Blood Collection & IV Cannulation 1 day Part Time
Venepuncture & Specimen Collection 6 weeks Part Time
 

Education and Languages


Course Name Duration
Basic French 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic German 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic German 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Indonesian 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic Italian 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic Italian 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Japanese 1 20 hours Part Time
Basic Japanese 2 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
Basic Spanish 2 20 hours Part Time
Basic Vietnamese 1 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate French 2 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate Japanese 2 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate Mandarin 2 20 hours Part Time
Intermediate Spanish 2 20 hours Part Time
NAATI Interpreting Preparatory Course 8 weeks Part Time
NAATI Translating Preparatory Course 9 weeks Part Time
Working with Interpreters 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
STAT Prep 5 weeks Part Time
STEP (Genskills) 22 weeks Part Time
Trade Pathways Program 18 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
Insightful Conversations with Staff 2 days Part Time
The Deep Dive 3 days Part Time
Workforce Planning and Development 1 day Part Time
 

Electrical and Electronics




Course Name Duration
Fibre Optics 36 hours Part Time
Open Cabling Registration 80 hours Part Time
Restricted Cabling Registration 28 hours Part Time
Structured Cabling 36 hours Part Time
Upgrade Your Co-Axial Cabling 3 hours Part Time
 

Engineering and Transport


Course Name Duration
Advanced Spray Painting 30 hours Part Time
Automotive Air-Conditioning 4 weeks Part Time
Basic Spray Painting 30 hours Part Time
Carry out wheel alignment operations 15 hours Part Time
Clean & polish vehicle exterior paint 15 hours Part Time
Inspect, Service and Repair Forced Induction Systems 15 hours Part Time
Install LPG Fuel Systems 60 hours Part Time
Introduction to Oscillscopes for Automotive Diagnostics 6 hours Part Time
Repair, Service & Maintain LPGas Systems 4 days Full Time
Service and Repair LPG Fuel Systems 30 hours Part Time
Test Engines using a Dynamometer 24 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Advanced 2D AutoCAD 60 hours Part Time
Advanced 3D AutoCAD 80 hours Part Time
Basic 2D AutoCAD 80 hours Part Time
Basic 3D AutoCAD 40 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) - Advanced 40 hours Part Time
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) - Basic 20 hours Part Time
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) - Intermediate 40 hours Part Time
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) - Advanced 40 hours Part Time
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) - Basic 20 hours Part Time
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) - Intermediate 40 hours Part Time
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) - Advanced 40 hours Part Time
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) - Basic 20 hours Part Time
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) - Intermediate 40 hours Part Time
MIG Welding 8 weeks Part Time
Night Welding - Basic, Intermediate or Advanced 10 weeks Part Time
Operate and Monitor a Basic Boiler 5 days Part Time
Operate and Monitor Intermediate Class Boiler 9 days Part Time
Welder's Theory 6 months Part Time
Welding - Advanced 40 hours Part Time
Welding - Basic 20 hours Part Time
Welding - Intermediate 40 hours Part Time
Welding Certification - Practical 60 hours Part Time


Course Name Duration
Perform Dogging 40 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Conduct Skid Steer Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Conduct Wheel Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Front End 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
French Pastry Classics 2 days Part Time
Luscious Flaky Pastries 2 days Part Time
Macaron Madness 2 days Part Time
New Age Éclairs 4 hours Part Time
The Art of Cake Decorating 4 weeks Part Time
Ultimate Chocolate Delight 1 3 hours Part Time
Ultimate Chocolate Delight 2 3 hours Part Time
Wood Oven Baking and Making 4 hours Part Time
Working with Sourdough 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
Artisan Cheese Varieties - Cheese Sensory & Grading 1 day Part Time
Beer Flavour Training 4 days Part Time
Cheese Defects and Troubleshooting 1 day Part Time
Cheese Quality 1 day Part Time
Cheese Sensory & Grading 1 day Part Time
Cooking with Beer 1 day Full Time
Essential Dairy Principles 1 day Part Time
Exploring Beer Flavours 1 day Part Time
Food Safety for Dairy Foods Production 1 day Part Time
Introduction to Basic Brewing 4 hours 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
Understanding Milk for Artisan Cheese Making 3 days Part Time

Course Name Duration
All About Bacon 1 day Part Time
Christmas in July 1 day Part Time
Interactive Smallgoods 28 hours Part Time
Poultry Creations 1 day Part Time
Sausage Making 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
Basic Wine Analysis 5 weeks 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 45 hours Part Time
 

Government and Justice


Course Name Duration
Justice of the Peace 1 day Part Time
 

Hair and Beauty


Course Name Duration
Apply acrylic nail enhancement 35 hours Part Time
Apply cosmetic tanning products 12 hours Part Time
Apply nail art 15 hours Part Time
Apply the principles of skin biology to beauty treatments 5 weeks Part Time
Apply ultraviolet gel nail enhancement 30 hours Part Time
Chemical dreadlocks 7 hours Part Time
Design and apply make-up 40 hours Part Time
Design and apply make-up for photography 30 hours Part Time
Design and apply remedial camouflage make up 15 hours Part Time
Eyelash Perming 3 hours 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
Perform aromatherapy massage 30 hours Part Time
Perform body massage 55 hours Part Time
Perform female intimate waxing 20 hours Part Time
Perform waxing treatment 70 hours Part Time
Pressure Point Foot Massage 3 hours Part Time
Provide indian head massage for relaxation 20 hours Part Time
Provide lash and brow treatments 15 hours Part Time
Provide manicure and pedicare services 30 hours Part Time
Provide stone therapy massage 20 hours Part Time
School Braiding 3 hours Part Time
Use reflexology relaxation techniques in beauty treatments 30 hours Part Time
Work in a nail services framework 15 hours Part Time
 

Hospitality and Tourism


Course Name Duration
Café Culture 1 week Part Time
Cocktails for Fun 2 weeks Part Time
Espresso Coffee Making 18 hours Part Time
Front Office 10 weeks 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
Liquor Licensing Laws 3 hours Part Time
Professional Restaurant Skills 4 weeks Part Time
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 1 day Part Time
Restaurant Etiquette 2 days Part Time
RSA Compliance Update 1 day Part Time
Table Setting To Impress 1 day Part Time
World of Bartending 30 hours Part Time
 

Information Technology


Course Name Duration
Computing Skills for Beginners 3 weeks Part Time

Course Name Duration
CISCO 2 40 hours Part Time
CISCO 3 40 hours Part Time
CISCO 4 40 hours Part Time

Course Name Duration
Dreamweaver 5 weeks Part Time
 

Recreation and Fitness


Course Name Duration
Group Exercise Instructor 4 days Part Time

Course Name Duration
Firearms Safety 1 day Part Time

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