Are you starting out in the workforce or seeking pathways to further study?

Check out TAFE SA's range of short courses just for you.

134 Starting Out Short Courses


Arts and Design

Course Name   Duration
Pattern Making for Beginners 15 hours Part Time
Sew Your Own Fashion 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Adobe Bundle - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator 8 weeks Part Time
Adobe Illustrator CC (Beginner to Intermediate) 6 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Interior Decoration 8 weeks Part Time

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

Course Name   Duration
Digital Video Editing 6 weeks Part Time

Building and Construction


Business and Marketing

Course Name   Duration
A Guide to Starting a New Business 2 hours Part Time
Advanced Excel 2016 1 day Part Time
Advanced Word 2016 1 day Part Time
Basic Excel 2016 1 day Part Time
Basic Word 2016 1 day Part Time
Develop Keyboard Speed and Accuracy 8 weeks Part Time
Improving Customer Service Skills for Business 8 weeks Part Time
Intermediate Excel 2016 1 day Part Time
Intermediate Word 2016 1 day Part Time
Introduction to Customer Service for Business 8 weeks Part Time
Keyboarding Speed and Accuracy - Skills Testing 1 hour Part Time
Maintain a Business Website 8 weeks Part Time
Manage Meetings 4 weeks Part Time
Managing Customer Behaviour 1 day Part Time
Medical Terminology for Administrative Staff 1 day Part Time
MYOB for Business - Beginner 1 day Part Time
Organise Meeting Documentation and Minutes 4 weeks Part Time
Outlook 2016 1 day Part Time
Plan and Chair Effective Meetings 3 hours Part Time
Plan and Organise Effective Minute Taking 3 hours Part Time
Prepare an Effective Resume and Cover Letter 1 day Part Time
Preparing for Work as a Customer Service Operator 4 weeks Part Time
Responding to Customer Complaints 4 weeks Part Time
Responding to Customer Enquiries 8 weeks Part Time
Risk Management for Business 8 weeks Part Time
Undertake Small Business Planning 12 hours Part Time
Use Microsoft Excel to Produce Spreadsheets 8 weeks Part Time
Use Microsoft Office to Produce Professional Documents 8 weeks Part Time
Use Microsoft Office to Produce Style Guides and Templates 8 weeks Part Time
Use Microsoft Powerpoint to Produce Presentation Slides 4 weeks Part Time
Use Microsoft Publisher to Produce Published Documents 8 weeks Part Time
Use MYOB to Process Accounts Payable and Receivable 8 weeks Part Time
Word, Excel and Outlook 2016 Taster 1 day Part Time
Working as a Customer Service Officer 4 weeks Part Time
Write and Prepare Professional Reports and Briefing Papers 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Financial Services Skills 8 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Health and Safety Representative Training - Level 1 5 days Part Time

Community Services


Education and Languages


Government, Property and Legal


Hair and Beauty

Course Name   Duration
Brow Shaping and Henna Brows 2 days Part Time
Eyelash Extensions 8 weeks Part Time
Lash Lift and Lash Perming 2 days Part Time

Health and Lifestyle

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Health Related Services 4 weeks Part Time

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

Course Name   Duration
Introduction to Wellbeing and Resilience 2 days Part Time
Organising Thoughts Through Art 3 hours Part Time
Wellbeing and Resilience - The Next Steps 2 days Part Time

Hospitality and Tourism

Course Name   Duration
Cheese Making 101 5 hours Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Microbiology Training for National Food Auditors 1 week Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Café Culture 5 days Part Time
Espresso Coffee Making 18 hours Part Time
Intensive Espresso Coffee Making 24 hours Part Time
Intensive World of Bartending 5 days 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
WSET® Level 1 Award in Sake 1 day Part Time
WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 24 hours Part Time
WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines 48 hours Part Time

Information Technology


Mining, Engineering and Automotive

Course Name   Duration
Gas Metal Arc Welding (MIG) - Basic 7 weeks Part Time
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) - Basic 7 weeks Part Time
Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) - Basic 7 weeks Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Basic Field Geology 5 days Part Time
Remote Area Field Navigation 3 days Part Time
Work Zone Traffic Management 2 days Part Time

Primary Industries and Science

Course Name   Duration
Chemical Card 3 days Part Time
Operate Front-End Loader 2 days Part Time
Operate Quad Bikes 1 day Part Time
Operate Tractors 2 days Part Time
Operate Tractors, Telehandler and Front-End Loader 2 days Part Time
Pest Management Technician endorsed for Control of Vertebrate Pest 5 days Part Time

Course Name   Duration
Chainsaw Operation and Maintenance 2 days Part Time