TAFE SA short courses are offered across a range of program areas and provide you with the opportunity to obtain knowledge and training to take on further study or enter the workforce, upskill and gain professional development to boost your professional portfolio, or explore a new hobby for your own general interest.

Short courses run for varying durations. Some courses can be completed within a day, while some will run weekly over the course of 1 or more months.

Short courses may be accredited or non-accredited. Accredited short courses are linked to a nationally recognised unit of competency and you will receive a Statement of Attainment upon completion of a short courses that includes accredited unit(s). Non-accredited short courses provide you with practical skills and knowledge for your personal or professional life. Completion of some non-accredited short courses will provide you with a Certificate of Attendance, or similar.

Short courses will not result in a qualification. 

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Applying and Enrolling

Short course enrolment requires upfront payment in full for the course. Your enrolment into the course cannot be confirmed until payment has been received.

Some short courses will require an application prior to payment and enrolment to ensure that you meet the listed pre-requisites.

Application and enrolment for short courses involves the submission of an electronic form via the course webpage. Short courses that allow for direct enrolment, i.e. where there are no required pre-requisite checks, will include credit card payment as a part of the electronic form submission.

If you cannot pay with a credit card please contact the short course program area for further details. The program area can be contacted via the Enquire button and/or phone number listed on the course webpage.

How to Apply

You can apply or enrol for a short course by visiting the short course webpage, selecting the relevant delivery and following the prompts.

  • ‘Enrol Now’ indicates that the short course allows for direct enrolment into the course. You will submit your details and payment will be taken via the electronic form. This will secure your enrolment into the short course.
  • ‘Apply Now’ indicates that the program area may need to complete pre-requisite checks before payment can be taken and your enrolment can be secured. You will submit your details via the electronic form and the short course program area will then contact you with further information.


Fees will vary, depending on the duration and materials needed for the short course. Concession prices are available for some courses.

Enrolment into a short course is not confirmed until payment has been made in full. In some cases, there will be extra costs associated with a course, such as consumables. 

Please refer to the relevant short course webpage for more details on the course fees.

Cancellation of Courses

All short courses are subject to minimum numbers. If a course is cancelled due to low enrolments or unforeseen circumstances the program area will notify you via email, usually one week prior to the scheduled course commencement date. If the course is cancelled by TAFE SA you will receive a full refund.

The short course program area will contact you usually one week prior to the scheduled commencement date to confirm whether the course is proceeding. If your course requires you to purchase additional equipment or supplies we recommend that you wait until you receive your confirmation email before purchasing.

Refund Policy

A full refund will be provided if:

  • the short course is cancelled by TAFE SA, or
  • the refund is requested prior to the commencement of the short course delivery.

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing prior to the commencement of the short course delivery. A refund will not be granted if the request is received after the short course delivery has commenced. Students should liaise with the relevant program area regarding refund requests.

Where a refund is to be provided, the refund will be processed back to the student in the same manner with which the short course fee was paid, e.g. if the short course fee was paid via credit card the refund will be credited back to the credit card with which payment was made.


Concession is available for some short courses.  Check the individual course details to find out if concession is available. You will be required to provide current and valid concession details upon enrolment.


For general enquiries related to short courses at TAFE SA please email or freecall 1800 882 661.