What are the benefits of a TAFE short course

What are the benefits of a TAFE short course?

Whether you want to explore a creative passion, get an industry license or ticket, try out a new career or upskill, there’s a short course for you at Chisholm.


Many of us are time poor nowadays, and often the idea of committing to long-term study can be daunting.

That’s the beauty of a TAFE short course, according to Chisholm short course team leader Sharon Smith.

“Short courses are a great way to pathway to a possible qualification or employment without a long-term commitment,” she says.

“You can advance your skills and knowledge in as little as a day or over several weeks without committing to years of study.”

Chisholm offers a wide range of short courses in hospitality, hair, beauty and make-up, early childhood education, trades, business and IT, allied health, visual arts and more.

So, if you’re considering doing a short course – or a free skill set – here are some compelling reasons to enrol.

Get an industry license or ticket

Chisholm has a range of industry license or ticket short courses to help you or your employees gain the skills and qualifications to comply with the current regulations in your field.

You can learn about entering and working in confined spaces or preparing to work safely in the construction industry (white card), for example.

There are courses relating to removal of non-friable asbestos and traffic management, to name a few.

Chisholm’s Provide First Aid course is another popular short course.

Speak to our industry experts today to tailor a course to your business’ needs.

Try out a new career

For some people, diving straight into a certificate or a diploma can a big commitment. Instead, why not test the waters with a short course to see if you like a new career?

For example, if you’re contemplating becoming a welder, you might consider trying Chisholm’s introduction to welding short course.

If massage is calling, you could dip your toes in with an introduction to relaxation massage.

With Chisholm’s accredited short courses, the study you do can count towards a certificate, diploma or even a degree.

Refresh your skills or upskill

Short courses provide an excellent opportunity to upskill and grow your knowledge, according to Sharon.

Say you’re a small business owner who wants to understand how the popular bookkeeping software Xero works. Chisholm’s Xero – cloud accounting short course may be the way to go.

Maybe you’ve been a swim instructor and lifeguarding is the next step on your career ladder? Check out the pool lifeguard skillset short course.

Or perhaps you are a waiter who wants to get behind the coffee machine? Why not do a barista and coffee training short course?

Explore a creative passion

A TAFE short course can be a great avenue to get the creative juices flowing and your imagination soaring

If photography interests you, for example, why not learn about the fundamentals of digital photography or creating video for social media.

Maybe visual arts is more up your alley? Consider trying one of our popular art therapy courses, jewellery making or life drawing for beginners?

Perhaps make-up is your passion? You can learn about creating a flawless base or flawless finish airbrush make-up with Chisholm’s short courses.

Do something fun

Sometimes the motivation to do a short course is simply just to have fun. Full stop!

At Chisholm, there are loads of engaging short courses on offer, from learning

how to apply eyelash extensions to understanding ceramic hand-building.

Meet other like-minded people

If you’re looking to connect with other people who share similar interests to you, a short course is a great starting point.

Get out in the community, start studying and get connecting with those who share your passion.

Our teachers are industry experts and are ready to support you to achieve your goals through a TAFE short course.

Like to know more?

Please note that Chisholm’s short courses change from time to time. The short courses mentioned in this article were available as of August 2023.

To explore Chisholm’s current offerings, head to the short courses page.