Short courses and workshops

Whether you want to develop leadership strategies, time management skills, develop a creative folio or learn a trade skill, a short course can provide you with in-depth knowledge on a subject of your choice. Target gaps in your experience, update your skills or cement your credentials with Swinburne University of Technology.

Enhance your skills in areas such as business, leadership, health and safety, personal effectiveness, computing, design, media, arts and trades.

Swinburne’s professional development programs are led by industry experts. These programs are designed to be directly applicable to your workplace or business strategy. As well as providing comprehensive skills, 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 now.

Business skills

Build on your existing business experience and gain new skills and knowledge

Coaching and mentoring

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

Communication and interpersonal skills

Learn effective communication strategies to write, negotiate and speak publically in business scenarios.

Computing skills

Develop your skills in Microsoft Office and MYOB through a range of courses suitable for all levels.

Design, media and arts

Learn skills and techniques to develop your folio and produce creative work at a professional level.


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

Workplace 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

Human resources management

Fast-track your professional development, develop your HR knowledge, and gain practical skills in human resources.

Leadership and management

Become a strong, effective leader with programs for a diverse range of managers and senior staff.

Organisational change

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

Personal effectiveness

Gain the knowledge and interpersonal skills to help you operate effectively and efficiently in the workplace.

Project management

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

Risk management

Cement your understanding of risk management and how to implement risk-related strategies in the workplace.

Sales and marketing

Enhance your sales and marketing capabilities with courses in sales, account and relationship management, marketing strategy and B2B.

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.