Short courses

Enhance your skills in areas such as business, leadership, health and safety, personal effectiveness, computing and trades with our advanced professional development options and increase your career opportunities and productivity.

Swinburne's professional development programs at the Hawthorn campus in Melbourne are led by industry experts. These programs are designed to be directly applicable to your workplace or business. Some Swinburne professional development courses provide pathways to further study to professional diploma and certificate programs.

Explore the many short courses and workshops on offer at Swinburne University at the Hawthorn campus in Melbourne.

Change management

Learn to turn organisational change into opportunity and respond to challenges with innovative solutions.

Coaching and mentoring

Become a qualified executive coach, set up your own coaching practice or learn how to coach and mentor your team.

Communication skills

Select from a wide range of professional training to learn effective communication strategies to write, negotiate and speak publically in business scenarios. All delivered at our conveniently located Hawthorn campus in Melbourne.

Computing skills


Acquire the knowledge to manage your organisation’s financial performance and drive sales.

Leadership and management

Become a strong, effective leader with programs for a diverse range of managers and senior staff. Our leadership training courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge in delegation, performance motivation, influence, decision making and team building. Click below for our leadership courses in Melbourne.

Learning and development

Explore our range of learning and development services that could benefit your organisation

Personal effectiveness

Project and risk management

Master the latest methodologies and develop your leadership skills with project management training.

Sales and marketing

Enhance your sales and marketing capabilities with courses in sales, account and relationship management, marketing strategy and B2B. Our customised sales training courses have proven results of increased sales performance. All of our professional education programs are based on workplace scenarios and are designed for working professionals. Click below for our sales management and marketing short courses in Melbourne.

Specialised programs

View specialised short course programs offered at Swinburne University

Health and safety

Build your expertise in health and safety through courses in OH&S, First Aid, quality auditing, training and more.


First Aid

Quality auditing

Emergency and disaster management

Trade skills

Learn trade skills that will enhance your professional or personal development, or introduce you to a new area in which you may wish to pursue further study.