Study - Types of courses - Short courses

Short courses

Be a skill seeker. Take a short course at TAFE NSW.

TAFE NSW short courses provide intensive training to help advance your career, update your skills and knowledge, or meet specific legislative requirements. Whether you’re looking to advance your skills, develop a new talent, or venture down a new career path, TAFE NSW has over 500 short courses to help get you there.

TAFE NSW has a wide range of short courses available, across a broad range of industry areas that are designed to give you all the skills you need in the shortest possible time. Ranging in duration from a few hours to a number of months, you can study as long as you want, and when you want – during the day, in the evening or on weekends.

With a wide variety of courses to choose from including Leadership, Website Building, Hair and Makeup, Community Services, Early Childhood, First Aid, Food Safety, an RSA and so much more. With online or face-to-face study options, TAFE NSW short courses are the fastest way to gain in-demand skills.

Short courses include:

  • Accredited short courses – Designed to fill a need that is not met by other qualifications. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment that is nationally recognised.
  • Skill Sets – Programs that contain one or more nationally recognised units of competency. On successful completion you'll receive a Statement of Attainment.
  • TAFE Statement of Attendance programs – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is assessed, but is not nationally recognised. On successful completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance.
  • TAFE Certificates of Attendance – Developed to meet specific training needs. Training is neither assessed nor nationally recognised. On completion you'll receive a TAFE Certificate of Attendance.

Discover a short course just for you

Short courses for small business

Whether you’re looking to grow your own small business, gain leadership or project management skills, advance your Microsoft Office skills or perhaps build your skills to design your own website, we have a wide variety of short courses to boost your business.

Give yourself a professional tune up with a TAFE NSW short course. From an RSA, to First Aid, Responsible Conduct of Gambling training, Property Services or Early Childhood training, our professional development short courses will provide a boost to your abilities.

Short courses for a new career

If you’re looking to take your career in a new direction, a short course at TAFE NSW is a speedy way to launch you towards your goal. Gain confidence, explore new ambitions or learn how to kick-start your own business – the choices are endless!

Short courses for fun

Discover a new passion or rekindle an old one with a TAFE NSW short course. There are plenty of intriguing and creative courses to choose from including digital photography, hair and makeup, jewellery design, barista training or short film making. Whatever your interest, we have a short course designed to help you follow your career dreams.

Short courses for returning to the workforce

Learning new skills is a great way to make yourself invaluable within your current role or to help you become more employable in a new one. At TAFE NSW, we have a huge selection of short courses to help you stay up-to-date in an ever-changing world.

Short courses for specialist trades

Looking to sharpen your skill set? Then a specialised short course at TAFE NSW is the answer. Designed to keep you in demand by employers and to help you get ahead in your chosen field, our specialist trade short courses ensure your skills are completely up-to-date.

Get help choosing the right study option for you

Whether you’re looking for hands-on, structured training or the ability to learn in your own place at your own pace, TAFE NSW is here to help you choose the right study option. We know every student has unique needs, that’s why we help combine different learning models and tailor the delivery to suit you.

Our friendly Customer Service Centre support staff can help you with any questions you might have about our on-campus, online or distance study options.

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