Short courses

Discover a new passion, boost your career or get the industry-required training and certification you need for work.

TAFE NSW short courses help you to:

  • spark a new interest
  • gain new skills and knowledge to grow your business and advance your career
  • meet regulatory or legislative requirements for work
  • keep your skills up to date and earn Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points
  • prepare for study at university or TAFE.

Challenge yourself and learn something new

Spark a new interest and add to your skills and knowledge. Sydney TAFE offers a diverse range of short courses throughout the year including digital photography, studio lighting,  languages for travellers, ceramics, dog training,  graphic design, jewellery making, 3D animation and welding,

Courses are flexible with evening and weekend options and you'll have access to great facilities and equipment so you can really get hands-on.

Grow your business, advance your career

Expand your knowledge, pick up new skills to grow your business or take the next step upwards in your career. We offer hands-on courses throughout the year in property services (real estate salesperson), training and assessment (TAE), barista training, fashion design, promotions, social media, writing and presenting, websites, drafting (CAD), VM Ware (IT), and much more.

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Sydney TAFE is well connected with industry and understands the training you need to comply with regulations and legislative requirements.

If you’re working in an industry with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) requirements, Sydney TAFE offers a number of short courses accredited by relevant industry regulatory bodies.
Keep up to date with changes in your industry and maintain the quality and relevance of your skills while earning the CPD points you need for your certification or licensing.

Regulatory requirements for your industry

If you need to update your training qualifications for compliance reasons, Sydney TAFE offers flexible, short courses throughout the year including:

  • Food safety courses
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) 
  • Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)
  • Hotel Licensee's course (includes your RSA and RCG competency card)
  • Australian Marine Safety Australia (AMSA) certified courses
  • Security and Risk Management Certificate IV (2A NSW Security Licence)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Ship Security Awareness
  • Certificate of Registration (Property)

NESA-registered professional development for teachers

TAFE NSW is endorsed to provide QTC Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher. Let us help you develop and grow in your role to continue to do what you love: educate our future generations. Explore our full range of NESA-Registered teacher PD courses.

Prepare for study and work

Are you starting a degree or preparing to? We offer short courses to help you start your higher education or prepare for work with confidence.

If you’re preparing to study a degree at university or Sydney TAFE, bridge the gap between school and higher education with a short course in essential maths for higher education or academic transition skills.

Pick up essential skills in academic research, essay writing, Harvard referencing and critical thinking as well as career skills like effective workplace communications.

Selected Study Program – customise your short course

If you are interested in creating a tailor-made program by combining individual units from a course or from different fields of study, a Selected Study Program can be arranged. To discuss your study needs and Selected Study Program options, call the Sydney TAFE Information Centre on 1300 360 601

Talk to us

Call our Course Information Centre on 1300 360 601 or browse our TAFE NSW short courses.

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