Short Courses & Industry Skills

Do you have talents you haven’t nurtured? A passion you haven’t pursued?

Well, now’s the perfect time to do something about it.

We currently have an exciting list of courses covering a diverse range of topics. There’s literally something for everyone.

We’re continually creating new courses so don’t miss out - check swtafe.vic.edu.au for the latest information about courses, as well as times, dates and costs.

Each course is practical and professional and will leave you with the skills you’re seeking. Some will improve job prospects, all will improve your knowledge and expertise. Better still, they’re fun, because you’ll be with like-minded people.

In addition, all courses are easy to fit into your busylifestyle because they’re short. So get new skills fast - enrol now!


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Short Courses & Industry Skills

Do you have talents you haven’t nurtured? A passion you haven’t pursued?

Well, now’s the perfect time to do something about it.

We currently have an exciting list of courses covering a diverse range of topics. There’s literally something for everyone.

We’re continually creating new courses so don’t miss out - check swtafe.vic.edu.au for the latest information about courses, as well as times, dates and costs.

Each course is practical and professional and will leave you with the skills you’re seeking. Some will improve job prospects, all will improve your knowledge and expertise. Better still, they’re fun, because you’ll be with like-minded people.

In addition, all courses are easy to fit into your busylifestyle because they’re short. So get new skills fast - enrol now!


Courses

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  • 3D Textiles (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Explore how the natural environment can inspire and inform the design and construction of 3 dimensional textiles.

    Starting with a walk at Shelly Beach, using your sketchbook or camera, we will gather inspiration as a starting point to create 3 dimensional textile forms. On return to the studio we will then explore the creative potential of fabric, fibre and stitch techniques to create and construct, with content being shaped in response to participants’ individual observations and sampling revealing a personal visual language.

    Many easy to follow construction methods using both hand and machine stitching techniques will be covered. Suitable for all levels of experience....enjoy a journey of inspiration and discovery.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    This course teaches members of the public how to provide initial support to an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander experiencing a mental health crisis or developing a mental health problem.
  • ACMA Open Cabling Registration
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Safely install, maintain and modify customer premises communications cabling required according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority's (ACMA) 'Open' Cabling Provider Rule.
  • AgVet Chemical Users Course (Short Course)
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Sherwood Park
    Modes: Short Course

    Endorsed by AusChem, this course provides the training that business owners and employees need to work safely and responsibly with agricultural and veterinary chemicals.

    Successful completion of this training will assist you in gaining licensing from the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI), including the Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP).

  • AgVet Chemical Users Course Refresher (Short Course)
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Sherwood Park
    Modes: Short Course

    Designed to bring you up-to-date with the changes that have occurred in farm chemical use since your original certification, this training covers the process of applying chemicals under supervision, using handheld or small powered equipment, as well as transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely.
  • Art Therapy with Wendy Lever (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Explore the various art therapy methods that can be applied to a diverse client group. Experience some of the techniques and gain an understanding of how these techniques fit into the therapeutic relationship.
  • Arts Access Program
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    This course is designed for people who want to explore their creativity in a supportive environment. If you want to develop some basic skills this studio based class with lots of hands on activities in painting, screen printing, drawing and textiles could be for you.

  • AutoCAD (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    AutoCAD is a probably the most widely used drawing program in the world and one in which many other drawing programs are modelled from. This unit covers preparing the CAD environment and creating 2D drawings.

    This delivery of this course is a combination of online study, with group workshops at the specified times.

  • Basic Counselling (Short Course)
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    A practical short course providing introductory training in the interpersonal skills that are essential for basic counselling and may be applied in other situations where someone requires support and understanding.
  • Basic Excel (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to operate spreadsheet applications and perform basic operations, including creating and formatting spreadsheet data, incorporating charts and objects and customising and printing spreadsheets.
  • Basic Foot Care Skill Set
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    The Basic Foot Care Skill Set provides students with a set of skills for supporting people who require basic foot, skin & nail care.
    Application of this skill set is appropriate only when assessment of the client’s feet by a relevant health professional has identified basic foot skin & nail care services as appropriate.
    This skill set provides a pathway for workers holding a health qualification as it includes HLTIN301C - Comply with infection control policies and procedures.
  • Build Your First Website (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Discover and explore the basics of website design and the associated technologies. Join our experienced facilitator Tom Walter, to learn how websites and the Internet work and examine a range of methods to create your own website.
  • Coaxial Cabling Endorsement
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Install and terminate coaxial cable on customer premises in communications applications.
  • Coffee Making (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Making good coffee takes training and lots of practice. This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to prepare and present perfect coffee and is recommended for those seeking employment within a café, restaurant or bistro.
  • Construction Induction (Short Course)
    Locations: Hamilton (Hammond Street), Portland, Sherwood Park, Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    If you work or are intending to work in the construction industry, occupational health and safety induction training is mandatory. This rule came into effect on 1 July 2008. This short course covers the skills and knowledge required to work safely in the construction industry. It is specifically designed to meet the requirements for registration and card issue by WorkSafe.
  • Counselling Skills - Grief and Loss (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Gain a better understanding of the issues associated with grief and loss counselling and learn how to respond appropriately to individual needs and people at risk.
  • Create a Mentally Healthy Workplace Through Supervisors & Managers (Short Course)
    Locations: Portland
    Modes: Short Course

    Every workplace should be a mentally healthy workplace. Employees’ mental health should be as important as their physical health and safety. Mentally healthy workplaces are those that people look forward to attending, are open to individuals’ needs, and where employees and managers are flexible and supportive of each other. The development of such workplaces depends on leadership from the top. Poor mental health costs Australian businesses $10.9 billion every year in absenteeism, reduced productivity in the workplace, and compensation claims.
  • Create Titles For Screen Productions
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Titles design can really help to reinforce the message behind a film, animated short, or even a documentary. This course will expose students to titles design, and help them to think a bit harder about what the purpose of titles design really is. This course will involve students working between Premiere Pro, After Effects and Cinema 4D to produce their own title designs for class defined design briefs.
  • Design and Apply Make-up
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Verde Beauty invites you to explore the glamorous world of Professional Makeup.

    Our nationally recognised short course covers all aspects of make-up. You will gain the skills and confidence to explore and develop opportunities in this exciting industry.
  • Design Web Environments
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Web technologies are constantly changing, and the internet and social media have become an essential part of marketing for all forms of business. Within this course, students will learn the fundamentals of web design, including the use of Wordpress for developing modern and flexible web sites that meet up to date standards of connectivity and user interaction.
  • Develop Professional Illustrations
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    This course describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to create professional illustrations for a range of purposes in both print and digital formats.
  • Drawing
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Plan and produce creative work in any media through the exploration of ideas and techniques.
  • Drypoint Etching on Acetate (Short Course)
    Locations: Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    An introduction to the printmaking process of drypoint etching. Ideal for those with a passion for line, tone and drawing. The direct nature of incising into acetate transforms drawings beautifully into prints on paper.  Suitable for those with no experience in printmaking and also those wanting to build on skills.
  • Farm Caretaker & Worker Program
    Locations: Sherwood Park, Warrnambool
    Modes: Short Course

    Each year there are thousands of opportunities to work and volunteer on farming properties around Australia.  With Australia's large urban based population, some people never have the opportunity to work on a farm so it is hard to take up these positions on a property without having some farm experience.

    This eight day course is designed to give people the skills and knowledge to apply for farm positions as volunteers or employees.  Plus we arrange several social events so you can really enjoy the experience of being with like-minded people and enjoy the beautiful surrounds of Warrnambool.  The course is very hands on and participants need to have reasonable fitness and agility to participate.

    Click here for more information - http://www.swtafe.vic.edu.au/campaigns/2015/short-courses/farm-caretaker-and-worker-program/