Learn a new skill, gain a licence or get a taste for a new career in a TAFE SA short course. Short courses offer small classes and hands-on learning that can provide pathways to nationally accredited qualifications.

Delivered at our campuses, online, and in community facilities, short courses are a great way to try something new. Many short courses are held outside working hours, making it easy to study at a time and place that suits you.

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433 Short Courses

 

Arts and Design


Course Name   Duration
Dressmaking 9 weeks Part Time
Fashion Illustration Advanced 6 weeks Part Time
Fashion Illustration for Beginners 6 weeks Part Time
Intermediate Pattern Making 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Corset Making 3 days Part Time
Introduction to Fashion Styling 1 6 months Part Time
Introduction to Stylist 2 6 months Part Time
Sew Your Own Fashion 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Creative Floral Gifts 6 weeks Part Time
DIY Boho Wedding Flowers 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
Adobe Illustrator CC (Beginner to Intermediate) 6 weeks Part Time
Adobe InDesign CC (Beginner to Intermediate) 6 weeks Part Time
Adobe Photoshop CC (Advanced) 6 weeks Part Time
Adobe Photoshop CC (Beginner to Intermediate) 6 weeks Part Time
Coding for Designers 2 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Graphic Design Fundamentals 6 weeks Part Time
Web User Interface Design 3 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Interior Decoration 8 weeks Part Time
Research, Analyse & Apply Colour for Interior Spaces 32 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Discovering Acting - Term 1 8 weeks Part Time
Discovering Acting - Term 2 8 weeks Part Time
Discovering Acting - Term 3 8 weeks Part Time
Discovering Acting - Term 4 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Jewellery Making 6 weeks Part Time
ConNECKt: Intermediate Jewellery Making 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Bronze Casting 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Jewellery Making (Term 1) 6 weeks Part Time
Introduction to Jewellery Making (Term 2) 6 weeks Part Time
Life Drawing 6 weeks Part Time
Photographic Portraiture 6 weeks Part Time
Screen Printing (Term 1) 6 weeks Part Time
Screen Printing (Term 2) 6 weeks Part Time
Still Life Alla Prima 8 weeks Part Time
Watercolour Intensive 6 weeks Part Time
Wheel Throwing - All Levels (Term 1) 8 weeks Part Time
Wheel Throwing - All levels (Term 2) 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Creative Writing 6 months Part Time
Editing Techniques 6 months Part Time
Freelance Journalism 6 months Part Time
Write Biography 6 months Part Time
Write Creative Non-Fiction 6 months Part Time
Write Fiction 2 (The Novel) 6 months Part Time
Write for Corporate Purpose 3 months Part Time
Write for Public Relations Purposes 3 months Part Time
Write for Radio 6 months Part Time
Write for Stage 6 months Part Time
Write for Technical Purposes 3 months Part Time
Write History for Publication 6 months Part Time
Write Poetry 6 months Part Time
 

Building and Construction



Course Name   Duration
Install Carpet 6 days Part Time
Install Timber to Staircases 3 days Part Time
Install Vinyl Planks and Tiles 3 days Part Time
Measure, Cost and Quote Flooring Projects 3 days Part Time
White Card - Work Safely in the Construction Industry 1 day Part Time
Work Safely at Heights 1 day Part Time
Work Zone Traffic Management 2 days Part Time
Yellow Card - Operate Elevating Work Platform 2 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Assess Timber-Framed Designs for One and Two Storey Buildings (Timber Framing Code) 15 weeks Part Time
Basic Home and Building Maintenance 10 weeks Part Time
Furniture Polishing 9 weeks Part Time
Musical Instrument Making 15 weeks Part Time

 

Business and Marketing


Course Name   Duration
Administration and Calculation Skills 8 weeks Part Time
Advanced Excel - Develop and Use Complex Spreadsheets 10 weeks Part Time
Advanced Management Accounting Applications 16 weeks Part Time
Advanced Spreadsheet Applications for Business Owners/Managers 3 weeks Part Time
Bookkeeping Essentials for Job Seekers 8 weeks Part Time
Bookkeeping Practices 6 weeks Part Time
Bookkeeping Skills for Business Owners, Managers and Employees 8 weeks Part Time
Budget Forecasting Techniques 10 weeks Part Time
Business Income Tax Essentials 3 hours Part Time
Business Performance Management 12 weeks Part Time
Computerised Accounting Skills (MYOB) 10 weeks Part Time
Corporate Governance 12 weeks Part Time
Credit Management 10 weeks Part Time
Customer Service Management 10 weeks Part Time
Develop Business Documents 10 weeks Part Time
Develop Complex Business Documents 12 weeks Part Time
Develop Customer Service Skills 8 weeks Part Time
Develop Financial Plans 10 weeks Part Time
Economic Principles 12 weeks Part Time
Establish, Develop and Manage Client Relations 10 weeks Part Time
Everyday Bookkeeping with MYOB 5 weeks Part Time
How to Minimise your Business Income Tax 5 hours Part Time
Job Costing 8 weeks Part Time
Job Skills for University Students and Graduates 5 weeks Part Time
Manage Budgets and Forecasts 12 weeks Part Time
Manage People and Business Operations 10 weeks Part Time
Management Accounting 12 weeks Part Time
Management Accounting Analysis 10 weeks Part Time
Management Accounting Applications 10 weeks Part Time
MYOB Advanced - Setup and Operate Computer Accounting System 10 weeks Part Time
MYOB Essentials Training 8 hours Part Time
Prepare Operational Budgets 8 weeks Part Time
Principles of Accounting 12 weeks Part Time
Professional Practice and Financial Calculations 10 weeks Part Time
Professional Practice and Office Skills 10 weeks Part Time
Professional Practice and Spreadsheet Applications 10 weeks Part Time
Work Skills for Migrants & International Degree Holders 5 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Financial Reporting 10 weeks Part Time
Financial Calculations and Spreadsheets 4 weeks Part Time
Financial Markets 10 weeks Part Time
Financial Reporting 6 weeks Part Time
Financial Services Skills 8 weeks Part Time
Financial Statistics 12 weeks Part Time
Intermediate Financial Services 8 weeks Part Time
Internal Control System 12 weeks Part Time
Provide Financial Advice 10 weeks Part Time
Provide Financial Advice and Customer Relationships 6 weeks Part Time
Research and Advice on Financial Planning 10 weeks Part Time
Selling Financial Products 10 weeks Part Time
Selling Techniques and Customer Relationships 10 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
A Guide to Starting a New Business 3 hours Part Time
Apply Basic Concepts of Sustainability 8 weeks Part Time
Customer Engagement - Conduct Customer Engagement 8 weeks Part Time
Customer Engagement - Prepare for Work in a Customer Engagement Environment 4 weeks Part Time
Customer Engagement - Process Customer Complaints 4 weeks Part Time
Customer Engagement - Work Effectively in Customer Engagement 4 weeks Part Time
Design and Produce Professional Organisational Documents 1 day Part Time
Develop and Apply Principles of Sustainable Production and Consumption 8 weeks Part Time
Develop and Implement a Program to Support Behaviour Change for a Sustainability Initiative 8 weeks Part Time
Financial Administration - Process Accounts Payable and Receivable - MYOB 8 weeks Part Time
Financial Administration - Process Payroll - MYOB 8 weeks Part Time
Hands On Reception 1 day Part Time
Implement Good Customer Service Strategies 3 hours Part Time
Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy - Skills Testing 1 hour Part Time
Legal Administration - Apply Knowledge of the Legal System 8 weeks Part Time
Legal Administration - Apply the Principles of Confidentiality and Security 4 weeks Part Time
Legal Administration - Carry out Search of the Public Record 4 weeks Part Time
Legal Administration - Legal Terminology 8 weeks Part Time
Manage Recordkeeping - Maintain Online Records 8 weeks Part Time
Manage Recordkeeping - Provide Information from Records 4 weeks Part Time
Manage Recordkeeping - Review Record Status 4 weeks Part Time
Manage Recordkeeping - Set up a Small Business Records System 8 weeks Part Time
Managing Customer Behaviour 1 day Part Time
Medical Terminology for Admin Staff 1 day Part Time
Microsoft Office Training (Intermediate) 8 weeks Part Time
Microsoft Office Training for Beginners 2 days Part Time
MYOB for Business - Advanced 3 hours Part Time
MYOB for Business - Beginner 1 day Part Time
MYOB for Business - Intermediate 1 day Part Time
MYOB for Business - Payroll 1 day Part Time
Plan and Organise Effective Meetings 3 hours Part Time
Plan and Organise Effective Minute Taking 3 hours Part Time
Prepare an Effective Cover Letter 3 hours Part Time
Prepare an Effective CV 3 hours Part Time
Prepare Effective Report and Briefing Papers 3 hours Part Time
Preparing a Public Sector Job Application 1 day Part Time
Produce Professional Documents using Microsoft Office 8 weeks Part Time
Produce Professional Documents using PowerPoint 4 weeks Part Time
Produce Professional Documents using Spreadsheets 8 weeks Part Time
Small Business Assistant - Deliver a Service to Customers 8 weeks Part Time
Small Business Assistant - Handle Mail 4 weeks Part Time
Small Business Assistant - Organise Schedules 4 weeks Part Time
Team Building for Administrators 1 day Part Time
Undertake Recordkeeping Functions - Control Records 8 weeks Part Time
Undertake Recordkeeping Functions - Disposal of Records 4 weeks Part Time
Undertake Recordkeeping Functions - Maintain Business Records 4 weeks Part Time
Undertake Recordkeeping Functions - Retrieve Information from Records 4 weeks Part Time
Undertake Recordkeeping Functions - Review Recordkeeping Functions 4 weeks Part Time
Use Application Packages 25 hours Part Time
Work With Diverse People 1 day Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Advanced Social Media 4 hours Part Time
Digital Marketing 1 day Part Time
DIY Website Development and Maintenance 4 hours Part Time
Email Marketing 3 hours Part Time
Savvy Social Media for Professionals 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Apply Legal Principles in Property Law - FNSTPB505 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 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
Australian Commercial Law I - TAFESA TPB TAX3 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
Australian Commercial Law II - TAFESA TPB TAX4 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
Australian Commercial Law III - TAFESA TPB TAX5 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
Australian Taxation Law I - TAFESA TPB TAX1 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
Australian Taxation Law II - TAFESA TPB TAX2 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - Carry out Business Activity and Instalment Statement Tasks 8 weeks Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - Establish and Maintain a Payroll System 8 weeks Part Time
BAS Agent Registration - GST & BAS Taxation Principles 18 weeks Part Time
BAS Agent Skills 10 weeks Part Time
Basic Accountancy Principles for Tax Agents - TAFESA TPB 12 (Tax Agent Registration) 16 weeks Part Time
Business Tax and BAS Agent Practices 10 weeks Part Time
Business Tax and Computerised Accounting 10 weeks Part Time
Business Tax Calculations 8 weeks Part Time
Prepare and Administer Tax Documentation for Legal Entities 16 weeks Part Time
Prepare Tax Documentation for Individuals 16 weeks Part Time
Tax (Financial) Advisers Registration - Australian Commercial Law for Tax (Financial) Advisers (TAFESA/TPB10) 16 weeks Part Time
Tax (Financial) Advisers Registration - Australian Taxation Law for Tax (Financial) Advisers (TAFESA/TPB11) 16 weeks Part Time
Tax (Financial) Advisers Registration - Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) Including the Code of Professional Conduct (TPB TAX4) 2 weeks Part Time
Tax Agent Services Act 2009 (TASA) including the Code of Professional Conduct - TPB TAX4 (Tax Agent, BAS Agent and Tax [Financial] Adviser Registration) 2 weeks Part Time

 

Community Services




Course Name   Duration
Mental Health First Aid 12 hours Part Time
 

Education and Languages


Course Name   Duration
Advanced English: Speaking and Listening 8 weeks Part Time
Advanced Grammar 8 weeks Part Time
Advanced Writing Skills 8 weeks Part Time
Basic English Skills 8 weeks Part Time
Preparation for IELTS 8 weeks Part Time
Preparation for IELTS - Writing 10 hours Part Time
Preparation for ISLPR 5 hours Part Time
Preparing for Occupational English Test (OET) 4 weeks Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Basic Italian 2 20 hours Part Time
French for Travel and Fun 20 hours Part Time
Italian for Travel and Fun 20 hours Part Time
Japanese for Travel and Fun 20 hours Part Time
Mandarin for Travel and Fun 20 hours Part Time
NAATI Interpreting Preparatory Course 8 weeks Part Time
NAATI Translating Preparatory Course 7 weeks Part Time
Spanish for Travel and Fun 20 hours Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Excel 10 hours Part Time
Prepare to Drive - Obtain Your Learners Permit 1 day Part Time
STAT Prep 10 hours Part Time
Write Right 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Trainer Assessor 6 days Part Time
 

Government, Property and Legal


Course Name   Duration
Advance Care Directive 3 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
South Australia Police (SAPOL) Recruitment Tests 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Fundamentals of Property Investment 28 hours Part Time
Property Development Workshop 15 hours Part Time
Property Investment Essentials 3 hours Part Time
Renovating for Investment 3 hours Part Time
Renovating for Profit 9 hours Part Time
 

Health and Lifestyle


Course Name   Duration
Sensory Play Meets Art 3 hours Part Time
Sensory Sleuthing 3 hours Part Time


Course Name   Duration
Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 3 hours Part Time
Provide First Aid 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Strength & Conditioning 4 days Part Time
Injury Prevention and Awareness 6 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Venepuncture & Specimen Collection 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Art and Wellbeing - Organising Thoughts Through Art 3 hours Part Time
Art for Wellbeing 3 hours Part Time
Course in Wellbeing and Resilience (10271NAT) 18 hours Part Time
Healthy Life Balance Seminar 1 day Part Time
Wellbeing and Resilience Forum 1 day Part Time
 

Hospitality and Tourism


Course Name   Duration
Advanced Entremets 4 days Part Time
Advanced French Pastry 4 days Part Time
Ancient & New Age Grains (Advanced) 4 days Part Time
Artisan Baking - French 4 days Part Time
Artisan Baking - Italian 4 days Part Time
Artisan Baking - Sourdough 4 days Part Time
Bagels, Pretzels and Bialys 3 days Part Time
Baking with Sourdoughs 1 day Part Time
Competition Bread (Mondial du Pain) 3 days Part Time
Easter Cupcake Designs 1 day Part Time
Entremets 4 days Part Time
European Christmas Bread 4 hours Part Time
Flat Breads of the World 4 days Part Time
French Pastries & Tarts 4 days Part Time
French Viennoiserie - Breakfast Pastries 4 hours Part Time
Gluten Free - Bread & Pastries 4 hours Part Time
Macarons and Macaroons 1 day Part Time
Made in Italy 8 hours Part Time
Modern Viennoiserie 4 days Part Time
New Age & Ancient Grains (Foundation) 4 days Part Time
Pain de France 4 hours Part Time
Party Cocktail Foods 8 hours Part Time
Pastry & Pastes 1 day Part Time
Sourdough Production 4 days Part Time
Viennoiserie (Foundation) 4 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Beer Flavours and Styles 4 weeks Part Time
Craft Beer Boot Camp 5 days Part Time
Micro Brewing 4 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
One Day Cheese Making Workshop 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Brunch 3 hours Part Time
Choux Shop 2 days Part Time
Degustation Journey 3 hours Part Time
Food for Everybody 3 hours Part Time
Warm Winter Pies 3 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Microbiology for Food Auditors 1 week Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Café Culture 5 days Part Time
Espresso Coffee Making 6 weeks Part Time
Intensive Espresso Coffee Making 24 hours Part Time
Intensive World of Bartending 4 days Part Time
Preparing & Serving Cocktails 6 hours Part Time
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 1 day Part Time
SA Liquor Licensing Laws 1 day Part Time
World of Bartending 30 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Advanced Sausage Making 1 day Part Time
Cured and Smoked Products 3 hours Part Time
Kangaroo Harvester Compliance 2 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Basic Winemaking 8 weeks Part Time
 

Information Technology


Course Name   Duration
Advanced Excel 2013 1 day Part Time
Advanced Word 2013 1 day Part Time
Basic Access 2013 1 day Part Time
Basic Computing Skills 25 hours Part Time
Basic Excel 2013 1 day Part Time
Basic Word 2013 1 day Part Time
Computing Essentials 8 weeks Part Time
Create and Use Databases - MS Access 4 weeks Part Time
Digital Devices for Social Media 3 days Part Time
Home Media Set Up 1 day Part Time
Intermediate Access 2013 1 day Part Time
Intermediate Excel 2013 1 day Part Time
Intermediate Word 2013 1 day Part Time
Outlook 2013 1 day Part Time
Project Management - MS Project 2 days Part Time
Using Digital Devices 3 days Part Time
Utilising Cloud Services in a Small Business 1 day Part Time
Word, Excel and Outlook 2013 Taster 1 day Part Time

Course Name   Duration
IT Support 3 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
CISCO 1 Network Fundamentals 9 weeks Part Time
CISCO 2 Routing & Switching Essentials 9 weeks Part Time
CISCO CCNA - Switching and Routing Pro 12 months Part Time
CompTIA Linux+ 12 months Part Time
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 12 months Part Time
Cyber Security for Home and Small Business 1 day Part Time
FortiNet NSE4 - FortiGate I 2 days Part Time
FortiNet NSE4 - FortiGate II 3 days Part Time
Install and Configure Microsoft Server 2012 12 months Part Time
Manage and Administer Microsoft Server 2012 12 months Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Android Application Development 3 days Part Time
Introduction to C# Programming 2 days Part Time
iOS Application Development 2 days Part Time
Programming Basics 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Building a Website - Introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 3 days Part Time
Creating a Business Website 1 day Part Time
Search Engine Optimisation 2 days Part Time
 

Mining, Engineering and Automotive



Course Name   Duration
Conduct Civil Construction Skid Steer Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Conduct Wheel Loader Operations 3 days Part Time
Licence to Operate a Forklift Truck 2 days Part Time

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



Course Name   Duration
Operate Elevating Work Platform (Yellow Card) 2 days Part Time
Work Zone Traffic Management 2 days Part Time
 

Primary Industries and Science

Get a taste for adventure

Want to become a kitchen whizz? Fancy making your own cheese, beer or sausages? Gastronomic Adventures is an exciting program of gourmet short courses presented by TAFE SA’s finest food lecturers at the Regency International Centre. From making macarons to Korean cuisine, pouring the perfect espresso shot to creating confectionery, there's something for everyone. We even have courses just for kids.

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