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Short courses that could lead to your dream career

If inspiration hasn’t hit you just yet, and you’re still trying to discover the direction you’d like your life to take, consider hitting pause on the ​​​​​​​grueling hunt for a career.

Short courses that could lead to your dream career

In the meantime, take your mind off matters and treat yourself to something fun that could add a cool little quirk to your CV.

You may not have been the type of person who would have ever paired the words ‘learning' and ‘fun', but even if you don’t add it to your resume, it's a skill you will always have that is just for yourself and not for whatever workplace you might end up in.

Art direction for short films

If you enjoy watching movies, you might enjoy getting away from in front of the screen and going behind the scenes. In this hands-on course you'll research, develop, analyse, edit or re-imagine a script, design and construct a scale model of the set and prop elements, and produce production boards for costumes to present to the director.


Make a metal masterpiece using gas metal arc-welding, manual metal arc-welding or gas tungsten arc-welding. You'll gain the skills to safely work using metal-heating and thermal-cutting techniques to creatively design 3D art. Plus, cutting metal with fire just makes you look straight-up hardcore!


This course will give you the skills to make beautiful floral arrangements to pimp out all sorts of events and celebrations. You'll be surrounded by foliage, delightful scents and focus on something creative! And as an added bonus – you get to take your floral arrangements home with you to enjoy, or to give to your mum. She probably deserves it!


If you're the type of person who avoids certain cafés because their coffee sucks, then we have the activity for you! This one-day course will help you dial up your inner hipster and give you the skills to conjure up coffee, just the way you like it.

Hair and make-up

From classic and natural, to bold and dramatic, learn to create the perfect styles that make your friends look fly. This course is run by leading fashion, film and TV make-up teachers to give you next level pro skills in hairstyling and make-up.

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