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TAFE and university short courses

Short courses are a great way to quickly extend your knowledge.

You may want to do one as a form of professional development to further your career or update your skills.

We’ll show you how to find a short course that will satisfy your needs.

TAFE Queensland short courses

TAFE Queensland provides short courses for both personal and professional development.

Courses can be completed at one of the institutes throughout the state or you can choose online or distance learning.

Explore the following options:

Other registered training organisations

Many other registered training organisations (RTOs) apart from TAFE Queensland offer short courses.

Visit the My Skills website to find an RTO in your local area.

University short courses

Short courses delivered by Queensland universities focus on professional development. Some universities also allow you to enrol in a single unit or course rather than completing a full degree.

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

ACU offer short training courses including executive education programs and a program for nurse immunisers. You can also complete individual units of degrees.

Bond University

Explore executive courses such as dispute resolution and executive education.

Central Queensland University (CQ University)

The Queensland Centre for Professional Development is a business centre of CQ University.

Griffith University

Read about studying single courses or Continuing Education certificates.

James Cook University

Read about short courses and certificate courses that provide academic credit. Short courses and master classes that do not provide academic credit are also available in areas such as mining and agriculture.

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

QUT offers short courses and professional development in areas including:

  • business
  • building and planning
  • creative, design and performance
  • engineering
  • information technology.

You can also enrol in an individual unit.

The University of Queensland (UQ)

Find out about the UQ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program with courses in areas such as:

  • health and nursing
  • executive education
  • mediation and conflict resolution
  • pharmacy
  • dentistry.

You can also explore short-term study options available at UQ.

University of Southern Queensland

To meet your professional development needs you can enrol in a single course instead of completing a full degree.

University of the Sunshine Coast

The Innovation Centre is a company of the University of the Sunshine Coast that offers events, courses and seminars focusing on business development for start-up and growth-orientated businesses.

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

OUA allows you to study individual units from 20 leading academic providers across Australia.

Vocational education and training

Find out about vocational education and training including what it is, how it can benefit you and how to find a course.

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Last updated
27 November 2014
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