Be a skill-seeker with TAFE NSW short courses


"Short courses are the perfect solution for busy people who want to achieve their goals faster. Whether you're looking to advance your career, boost existing skills, explore new career options or discover a new passion, we've got you covered."

Be in demand with TAFE NSW short courses

TAFE NSW short courses are hands-on and are delivered by highly qualified industry-professionals. The courses range from a few hours to 18 weeks, with flexible delivery options including online and face to face. The best part is you also get access to the state-of-the-art facilities and equipment used by our full-time students.                       

Be industry ready and gain higher qualifications

Short courses are designed to give you the latest industry skills and confidence you need, to achieve your goals faster. Many of the short courses feed into certificate level courses. Depending on the course you choose to study, it can also lead to nationally accredited qualifications.

Advance your career and grow your small business

Diversifying your skill set can make you more employable, valued and help you get more out of your career. The practical nature of short courses ensures you acquire the essential skills you need to take the next step in your current career or business. We offer courses in a range of business skills, Training and Assessment, WH&S, property services, hospitality, IT, design and much more. Expand your knowledge, pick up new skills to grow your business or take the next step in your career.

Be up to date. Continuous professional development

If you work in an industry that requires continuous professional development, then look no further. Our close connections to industry means we can tailor courses to reflect changes in your industry faster and offer courses throughout the year to ensure you meet your regulatory requirements.

Courses range from Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) to food safety handling, maritime, specialist trades and first-aid.

Challenge yourself or discover the new you!

If you're looking to take your career in a new direction, a short course could just be what you need to discover the new you. It doesn't require a huge financial or time commitment, and if things go to plan, you will be in a great position to continue your studies at a certificate and diploma level. A diverse range of courses are offered throughout the year including; digital photography, animal studies, web design, languages, design, hair and beauty, fashion, cake decorating, floristry, visual merchandising to name a few. Courses are usually flexible, with evening and weekend options.

Bridge the gap to further study

If you're preparing for further your VET or tertiary study we can help cater your needs with a range of courses to help you prepare. Our courses include essential maths for higher education, essential statistics for higher education, academic research, essay writing, skills for effective workplace communications.

Be inspired. Find your new career path or discover a new passion with TAFE NSW Short courses starting in August.