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Why choose a short course?

If you want to further your education but don't want to commit to full-time study, our short courses will help you get started. Developed by experienced industry professionals, our short courses cover a wide range of topics and are designed to help you sharpen specific industry skills in a way that suits your lifestyle.

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1-2 hours

Sport for Good short courses

  • Free & 100% online
  • Discover how sport can drive change for a better world
  • Hear from key sporting personalities
  • Find your voice and the power to use it
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On-demand short courses

  • 100% online and mobile friendly
  • No entry requirements
  • Developed by industry experts
  • Certification of completion provided
1 day to 1 week

Smart Skills Digital Badges

  • 100% online
  • Teaching you industry's most desired skills
  • Credit options into further study
  • Endorsed by leading organisations

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Facilitated short courses

  • Study online. Daytime and evening classes available
  • Start small, stay relevant
  • No entry requirements
  • Facilitated by industry experts
  • Certification of completion provided
3-12 weeks

Single subjects

  • Online or on campus
  • Accredited part of a course

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6 months

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  • Study online, on campus or a blend of both
  • Recognition of prior learning from single subjects
  • Accredited qualifications
  • Accelerated study options available

Explore our short courses

Enhance your career with short, industry-focused courses that you can study at your own pace.
  • 1-2 hour courses
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Sport for Good free online short courses

Torrens University has developed a series of Sport for Good free online courses to enable sporting professionals, organisations and fans to find their voice. Developed in collaboration with Socceroo legend and human rights activist Craig Foster, the courses explore the increasing trend of social activism in, through and beyond global sport and look at the power of individuals to make a positive impact.

Delivered in four separate parts, each unit offers combines practical training with an analysis of key topics at the intersection of sports and politics today:

  • Sport and Society
  • Sport and Human Rights
  • Sport Leadership in a New World
  • Sport and Social Change

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On-demand short courses

If you are hoping to further your education but don't have the time to commit to full-time study, our short courses will help you get started. They cover a wide range of topic areas that are aligned with current and future industry demands.

Digital Transformation

  • Adopting Agile

    Learn about adopting agile project management at your organisation, providing a structure that lets teams work more effectively using fast, responsive methods.


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  • Artificial Intelligence

    During this artificial intelligence course, you will discover the myriad ways that AI has changed the world, the infinite possibilities for AI in the future and how to work with AI to achieve your goals.


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  • AWS vs Azure vs Google

    This cloud computing short course compares three cloud computing giants, AWS, Azure and Google, including the key characteristics, use cases, services and applications of each.


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  • CSR and Customer Engagement

    Customers now demand ethical awareness from the businesses they interact with. This corporate social responsibility course addresses ethical marketing and supply chain practices to help shape your business with a CSR certificate.


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  • Debugging

    This debugging course covers finding and fixing defects, including the preliminaries, essential definitions, different methods and best practices in this field.


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  • Domain Driven Design

    This domain driven design course explores the concept that the structure and language of software code should match the domain. Earn a domain driven design qualification you can apply to your practice.


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  • Ethical Design for Intelligent Systems

    Machine learning is widely used in the field of data science and this machine learning course teaches you to apply an ethical design course of action within the industry.


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  • How Can DevOps Improve Your Business

    This devOps short course explains the advantages of devOps, the process of implementation and how to use it efficiently to improve business and maximise profits.


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  • Solving Economical and Societal Problems with AI

    This AI course will focus on the potential of AI for solving education and healthcare issues, as well as its ability to minimise the effects of climate change and environmental damage.


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  • Preparing Your Company for Emerging Market Entry

    This cloud computing short course investigates different models of cloud computing, and how businesses can leverage this technology as a solution for data processing and storage.


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  • Key Attributes of Software Engineering Leaders

    This leadership course teaches senior engineers who wish to move up the software leadership ladder to combine management and leadership perspectives in this increasingly competitive industry.


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Finance and Business Operations

  • Business Growth Strategy

    This business growth course teaches you to create a vital growth strategy. Deepen your understanding of your business, efficiently allocate resources and capitalise on your strengths to maximise profit.


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  • Capital Investment Process

    In this capital investment short course, you'll gain a better understanding of each stage of the capital investment process and learn how to apply them to your business.


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  • Developing Goals for Emerging Market Entry

    This emerging markets course investigates the criteria applied to evaluating investment, depending on the company’s objectives in the emerging market.


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  • Inside the Mind of Chinese Consumers

    This consumer course will provide insights into the Chinese consumer market, including purchaser lifestyles, how successful businesses use software platforms and what trends are likely to come in the future.


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  • Preparing Your Company for Emerging Market Entry

    This emerging markets course covers the attraction of emerging markets as low-cost platforms to manufacture goods or secure services and how to prepare a company for success in emerging market economies.


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  • Quantitative vs. Qualitative Data

    This data short course teaches how qualitative and quantitative data research address different research needs, and the methods and traits for both.


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  • Secure Failure

    This secure failure course explores the fundamental principles of Secure Failure, including design, implementation and live maintenance.


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  • Source Control

    Any collection of information requires source control to manage changes and this source control course will cover its relevance in a variety of roles.


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  • Strategic Pricing for Revenue

    This strategic pricing course investigates the internal and external factors that influence price setting, including competitor pricing behaviour, customer value perceptions, and the fixed and variable costs of business.


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  • Understanding Competitive Advantage

    Learn the basics of competitive advantage with this strategic thinking course, and enhance your organisation's ability to outperform its competitors.


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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Pitch a Concept to Stakeholders

    This short pitching course will explore the concept of pitching, the key components to consider when planning a pitch and appropriate techniques for pitching.


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  • User Stories

    In this user stories course, you will learn how to write user stories, which are essential in any software development life cycle, and how to leverage them to analyse user requirements.


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  • Building Confidence in the Digital Classroom

    This digital classroom short course offers an essential practical perspective on building confidence and awareness in the digital learning environment.


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Leadership and Management

  • Advanced Project Management

    This advanced project management course teaches you to prioritise and manage major projects to meet objectives of your organisation. Cover concepts including proper governance initiatives, project monitoring and controlling implementation.


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  • Crisis Management Planning

    Content marketing helps generate brand awareness, sales and customer loyalty. This content marketing course looks at these functions in detail and how to build a successful content marketing strategy.


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  • Recovering from Crisis

    In this short crisis management course, you'll learn about the recovery phase of a crisis, restoring order and resuming business as usual.


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Marketing

  • Content Marketing Dynamics

    Content marketing helps generate brand awareness, sales and customer loyalty. This content marketing course looks at these functions in detail and how to build a successful content marketing strategy.


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  • Managing Customer Reviews

    This customer management course helps you understand and manage customer reviews by developing a strategy to encourage positive ones and respond to negative ones.


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  • Overbooking Practices and Managing Customer Issues

    This customer management course addresses successfully implementing and managing the data-driven strategy of overbooking, with a focus on the customer satisfaction course.


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  • Search Engine Optimisation and Marketing

    This SEO course will provide you with an understanding of the difference between search engine optimisation and search engine marketing.


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People, Culture and Health

  • Reflective Practice for Professional Development

    This unit is a blend of personal development course and professional development course to highlight that greater transformation is possible when the reflective process moves from individual to organisational context.


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  • Connecting with Telehealth

    The telehealth course is designed to build your confidence in the use of and training for telehealth, and enable you to incorporate telehealth into your healthcare provision.


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  • Principles of Ethical Research

    This research ethics course treats research as unique form of inquiry and covers the conduct of research, and the ethics and different ethical frameworks affecting behaviour.


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Smart Skills Digital Badges

Advance your personal and professional development with our Smart Skills Digital Badges, designed to keep you ahead of the game – and prove your expertise.
  • Championing Organisational Change and Driving Impact

    Course Overview
    Become a change champion. This Smart Skills Digital Badge provides you with the know-how to successfully communicate and implement your vision for success.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: Introduction to CSR, Facilitating Change, Communication During Organisational Change, Navigating Organisational Culture, Introduction to BCorps, and Project Planning Tools.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable
    Course Outcome
    On successful completion you will attain your Smart Skills Digital Badge in Championing Organisational Change & Driving Impact.

    Earning this badge signifies you have acquired the skills to advocate for and facilitate change in an organisational context. As a successful change champion, you will form a habit of reviewing workflows and milestones and preparing for the next set of future-focused activities.

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  • Creative and Critical Thinking

    Course Overview
    Approach problems through analytical, perceptive and creative lenses. This Smart Skills Digital Badge encourages you to think outside the box, using fresh perspectives in pursuit of positive outcomes.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: Art of Ideation, Design Thinking, Lean Start-Up, Develop Your Critical Thinking Skills, and Analysis Toolbox.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable

    Course Outcome
    On successful completion, you will attain your Digital Badge in Creative and Critical Thinking.

    Earning this badge signifies you display the essential qualities to generate new ideas, and formulate judgements based on evidence. With an open-minded, inquisitive approach, you’ll make a habit of assessing situations in a new light, allowing you to apply original theories to your decision-making process.

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  • Digital Innovation Essentials

    Course Overview
    Transform the way business gets done. This Smart Skills Digital Badge supports your ability to lead digital transformation, applying the latest innovations to your business challenges.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: User Experience, Impact of Data Science in the Organisation, Executive Guide to AI, Executive Guide to DevOps, Exploring the Data Scientist’s Toolbox, and Cloud Security.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable

    Course Outcome
    On successful completion you will attain your Digital Badge in Digital Innovation Essentials.

    Earning this badge signifies you have acquired the essential skills to work competently with digital solutions and technological processes. After developing your technical know-how, you will have the power to improve and innovate with market-leading tools, experimenting and iterating until you find best practice in your discipline.

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  • Digital Marketing Essentials

    Course Overview
    Stay relevant in an ever-changing world. This Smart Skills Digital Badge expands on your knowledge of digital marketing strategies, encouraging you to leverage off the latest trends and solutions.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: Marketing in the Digital Age, Leveraging the Power of the 21st Century Consumers, Adopting Social Media Marketing, How Big Data is Changing Content Marketing, Seamless Omni Channel Marketing, and Quantifying Marketing Success.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable

    Course Outcome
    On successful completion you will attain your Digital Badge in Digital Marketing Essentials.

    Earning this badge signifies you have acquired the know-how to apply the core concepts of digital marketing to the modern workplace. Taking your knowledge of traditional marketing, you will consider how digital solutions can accelerate growth.

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  • Interpersonal & Workplace Essentials

    Course Overview
    Be an asset to any organisation. This Smart Skills Digital Badge offers you the insight and tools to thrive both independently and as part of a team.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: Reflective Practice for Professional Development, Creating Effective Teams, Advanced Communication Techniques, Negotiation, and Difficult Conversations: A Manager’s Guide.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable

    Course Outcome
    On successful completion you will attain your Digital Badge in Interpersonal & Workplace Essentials.

    Earning this badge signifies you have acquired the essential qualities to work effectively and efficiently with others in varying settings. You will master the art of building strong teams and influencing members in a positive way. With your knowledge of social dynamics, you will build the confidence to leverage relationships for optimum outcomes.

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  • Leadership Essentials

    Course Overview
    Guide, inspire and empower. This Smart Skills Digital Badge will provide the essential tools to support your path to becoming leadership material.

    Course Content
    You’ll cover: Management vs Leadership, Building Your Leadership Brand, Positive Leadership in Action, Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Styles, The GROW Model for Coaching, and Demonstrating Leadership in Times of Crisis.

    Key Information

    • $297
    • 6 to 12 hours to complete
    • 100% online
    • Available for international and domestic students
    • This badge is portable, sharable and verifiable

    Course Outcome
    On successful completion you will attain your Digital Badge in Leadership Essentials.

    Earning this badge signifies you display the essential qualities to lead with confidence. You’ll develop your communication and team-management skills, to clearly share your vision and motivate others. Committed to growth and improvement, you’ll understand the importance of looking inward and outward to achieve success.

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Facilitated short courses

These courses are designed for anyone wanting to get started in design, or to update their design skills. Select from our range of beginner to advanced Adobe Creative Suite courses. Corporate packages are available to upskill your team, as well as private tutoring. Enquire online for more information.

Design

  • Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop)
    The Adobe CC Basic (Photoshop) short course gives you the opportunity to work to a design brief while using the core tools and functions in Photoshop. As well as basic graphic design concepts and printing fundamentals, you will become familiar with pixel depth, colour modes, masks and more.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 8 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Saturday 29 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Saturday 26 November 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Monday 5 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    You want to gain a good working knowledge of Photoshop and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

    Course content 

    • Work with resolution, pixel depth and colour modes
    • Make selections and create basic masks
    • Retouch images using Adjustment tools such as Colour Balance
    • Use the Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tools
    Acrobat
    • Use Acrobat for presentations

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Use Photoshop effectively
    • Clean up, modify and enhance images in Photoshop
    • Generate print-ready PDFs for digital and offset printers
    • Build presentation slideshows

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  • Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator)
    The Adobe CC Basic (Illustrator) short course teaches you how to use Illustrator’s core tools and functions. You will work to a design brief and familiarise yourself with basic graphic design concepts and printing fundamentals. As well as working with shapes, colours and gradients, you will draw freehand and hand trace with accuracy.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 15 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Saturday 5 November 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Tuesday 6 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    You want to gain a good working knowledge of Illustrator and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

    Course content 

    • Learn your way around the toolbar and its options
    • Work with shapes, colours and gradients
    • Draw freehand using Brushes and the Pencil tool
    • Use the Pen tool to draw and hand trace with accuracy
    • Work with and manage colour
    Acrobat
    • Use Acrobat for presentations

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Use Illustrator effectively
    • Generate print-ready PDFs for digital and offset printers
    • Build presentation slideshows

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  • Adobe CC Basic (InDesign)
    The Adobe CC Basic (InDesign) short course helps you master the core tools and functions in InDesign. You will grasp basic graphic design concepts and printing fundamentals. Working to a design brief, you will learn how to lay out pages, place text and insert graphics. In addition, you will design documents with bleed and generate print-ready PDFs.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 22 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Saturday 12 November 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Wednesday 7 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    You want to gain a good working knowledge of InDesign and learn the basic tools and functions of the application.

    Course content 

    • Understand page layout
    • Place text and graphics
    • Create text wraps
    • Design documents with bleed
    • Generate print-ready documents and PDFs
    Acrobat
    • Using Acrobat for presentations

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Use InDesign effectively
    • Import text, logos and images to create business cards, flyers and multi-page documents
    • Generate print-ready PDFs for digital and offset printers
    • Build presentation slideshows

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  • Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop)
    The Adobe CC Intermediate (Photoshop) short course builds on your knowledge by exploring Photoshop’s full capabilities. You will exercise your creativity and learn tips and tricks to enhance your work. Becoming more confident with the tools, you will retouch photos, master deep-etching methods, use colour correction and more.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 19 November 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Wednesday 7 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using Photoshop and seeking to master its hidden tricks, to develop a more efficient workflow.

    Course content

    You’ll begin by refreshing your knowledge on Photoshop’s core tools, then move on to mastering their advanced functions.
    • Make selections, retouch images and use Adjustment Layers
    • Develop advanced deep-etching techniques
    • Understand Channels, Masks, Selections and Paths
    • Learn the dos and donts of sharpening
    • Remove dust and scratches
    • Master colour correction techniques
    • Work with Smart Objects
    • Manage consistent colour reproduction
    Acrobat
    • Use Acrobat Distiller
    • Create PDFs and differentiate between Press-Ready and Web-Ready files
    • Combine single PDFs
    • Add interactivity and media to PDFs
    • Add Comments and Notes to PDFs
    • Use the Optimise function
    • Change output settings to suit printing requirements, using Output Separations, Ink Manager, Overprint Preview and Preflight checks
    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included. 

     


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  • Adobe CC Intermediate (Illustrator)
    The Adobe CC Intermediate (Illustrator) short course enhances your understanding of Illustrator’s wide-ranging possibilities. You will build on your knowledge by learning helpful tricks, and streamline your workflow from hand-drawn illustration to finished art. Master Live Trace, Layers, Gradient Mesh and more.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 26 November 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Thursday 8 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using Illustrator and seeking to master its hidden tricks, to develop a more efficient workflow.

    Course content

    You’ll begin by refreshing your knowledge on Illustrator’s core tools, then move on to mastering their advanced functions.

    • Live Trace and Live Paint, streamlining your workflow from hand-drawn illustration to finished art
    • Become familiar with a Wacom tablet
    • Use Layers and Effects and transform objects using the Envelope Distort, Warp and Free Transform tools
    • Use Raster Effects and understand its impact on the print process
    • Master the Gradient Mesh and Blend tools and use Calligraphic, Art and Pattern brushes
    • Use clipping masks, compound masks, Pathfinder and the Direct Selection tool
    • Use text and type manipulation, text wrap, text flow and style sheets
    • Edit documents using the Live Colour tool
    • Work with Photoshop files

    Acrobat

    • Use Acrobat Distiller
    • Create PDFs and differentiate between Press-Ready and Web-Ready files
    • Combine single PDFs
    • Add interactivity and media to PDFs
    • Add Comments and Notes to PDFs
    • Use the Optimise function
    • Change output settings to suit printing requirements, using Output Separations, Ink Manager, Overprint Preview and Preflight checks

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe CC Intermediate (InDesign)
    The Adobe CC Intermediate (InDesign) short course broadens your knowledge of InDesign’s full capabilities. Customise your workspace for efficient workflow and explore helpful features to enhance your documents. Use Photoshop Paths and Alpha Channels, create interactive functions, generate web-ready files and more.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    • Saturday 3 December 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Friday 9 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using InDesign and seeking to master its hidden tricks, to develop a more efficient workflow.

    Course content

    You’ll begin by refreshing your knowledge on InDesign’s core tools, then move on to mastering their advanced functions.
    • Customise your interface for maximum efficiency
    • Apply transparency and effects to items and Style Sheets and Nested Styles to text
    • Use automatic text flow and page numbering and wrap text around images using Photoshop Paths and Alpha Channels
    • Use Photoshop files and adjust Layer Comps
    • Create interactive functions such as buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks
    • Work with XML and XHTML, learning how to export files for web use
    • Use Master Pages and Style Sheets to synchronise long documents
    • Understand Ink Manager and Output Preview
    • Use the Preflight and Package tools and export PDFs using Advanced options

    Acrobat

    • Use Acrobat Distiller
    • Create PDFs and differentiate between Press-Ready and Web-Ready files
    • Combine single PDFs
    • Add interactivity and media to PDFs
    • Add Comments and Notes to PDFs
    • Use the Optimise function
    • Change output settings to suit printing requirements, using Output Separations, Ink Manager, Overprint Preview and Preflight checks

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

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  • Adobe CC Advanced (Photoshop)
    The Adobe CC Advanced (Photoshop) short course builds on your skill set and helps you generate superior design solutions efficiently. Make best use of Photoshop’s powerful tools, so you can produce high-quality work within tight timeframes.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using Creative Cloud at an intermediate/advanced level and seeking to become more confident in using the right tools and techniques to produce outstanding effects.

    Course content

    You will hone your skills and explore a range of techniques across Creative Cloud, to produce successful results that showcase your creativity.

    Photoshop

    • Replace portraits with text and transfer artwork onto fabric
    • Remove elements from photos and wrap text around objects
    • Create text effects and mask liquids
    • Make a 3D card
    • Protect your images with subtle watermarking
    • Solve panorama alignment issues
    • Extend depth of field with Auto-Blend Layers

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe CC Advanced (Illustrator)
    The Adobe CC Advanced (Illustrator) short course builds on your skill set and helps you generate superior design solutions efficiently. Make best use of Illustrator’s powerful tools, so you can produce high-quality work within tight timeframes.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney, Ultimo campus

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using Creative Cloud at an intermediate/advanced level and seeking to become more confident in using the right tools and techniques to produce outstanding effects.

    Course content

    You will hone your skills and explore a range of techniques across Creative Cloud, to produce successful results that showcase your creativity.  

    Illustrator

    • Design coffee stain and diamond-plating effects using Illustrator and Photoshop
    • Create street signs using the Mesh Tool and 3D Effect
    • Design in Photoshop using Patterns from Illustrator
    • Create border designs, custom Art brushes, 3D pie charts and themed bar graphs
    • Use the Gradient Mesh tool to achieve a bevel and emboss effect
    • Create 3D effects using 2D art
    • Experiment with Live Colour and use Glyphs to create illustrations

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe CC Advanced (InDesign)
    The Adobe CC Advanced (InDesign) short course builds on your skill set and helps you generate superior design solutions efficiently. Make best use of InDesign’s powerful tools, so you can produce high-quality work within tight timeframes.
    • $336
    • 1 Day
    • Sydney campus, Ultimo

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone already using Creative Cloud at an intermediate/advanced level and seeking to become more confident in using the right tools and techniques to produce outstanding effects.

    Course content

    You will hone your skills and explore a range of techniques across Creative Cloud, to produce successful results that showcase your creativity.

    InDesign

    • Set up fast and effective layouts
    • Design event posters and business cards
    • Create and edit custom text underlines
    • Design and transform invitations
    • Create interactive portfolios
    • Learn magazine design and how to create covers
    • Understand how to use Guides

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe After Effects (Intro)

    The Adobe After Effects (Intro) short course is an introduction to its motion graphics and visual effects functions. You will learn how to use an extensive set of tools to help you 2D animate, composite and create special effects. After you grasp the program’s fundamental features, you will learn technical skills for broadcasting, streaming and social media content.

    • $640.50
    • 2 Days
    • Sydney, Ultimo campus

    Start Dates

    • Saturdays 8 & 15 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Monday 5 December & Tues 6 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    Anyone with experience in graphic design or digital media and seeking to learn motion and broadcast graphics.


    Course content

    • Learn your way around the interface, features and its navigation tools
    • Create projects and import footage
    • Work with Photoshop/Illustrator files, text, images, videos, vectors and shapes
    • Learn the backbone of motion graphics and animation
    • Create compositions and arrange layers, adding effects and modifying layer properties
    • Learn about interactive tools with masks, mattes and alpha/luma channels for hiding and showing pixels
    • Render settings and exporting videos for phone, laptop, broadcast, and social media

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the After Effects interface and basic best practices
    • Comfortably navigate the many intricacies and hidden features
    • Be able to create motion graphics from a blank slate to a finished video
    • Understand the fundamentals of compositing, animation, and motion graphics
    • Know how to troubleshoot and solve After Effects and motion graphic/compositing

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe After Effects (Advanced)

    The Adobe After Effects (Advanced) short course is a deep drive into exploring advanced practices, tips, tricks, third party plug-ins and time-saving techniques that will take your video skills to the next level. Get hands-on learning and more one-on-one time with our learning facilitator.

    • $640.50
    • 2 Days
    • Sydney, Ultimo campus

    Start Dates

    • Saturdays 22 October & 29 October 2022 (10am-4pm)
    • Wednesday 7 December & Thursday 8 December 2022 (10am-4pm)

    Who should attend?

    Anyone that has experience with Adobe software and After effects and seeking to further elaborate in digital media.


    Course content

    • Define style and consistent tone of voice for more efficient animation
    • Advanced learning of keying and compositing
    • Upskill to 3D motion graphics and animation
    • Work on 3D camera tracking and compositing
    • Expressions: math in action
    • Linking attributes between different layers and compositions by creating a “rig”
    • Tips and tricks on 3rd party effects and plugins and how they’ll save your professional life
    • Advanced render formats and external applications of your work
    • Learn best practice for motion graphics and compositing
    • Explore the philosophy of good animation and composition

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will:

    • Become confident in your ability to create motion graphics, composites, and animation for creative and professional applications
    • Understand the fundamentals of good design and turning out quality work
    • Understand the vast resources at your disposal to progress even further with your applications of this powerful software

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    The Premiere Pro short course explores the fundamentals of video editing from beginning to end. The philosophy of this course is sharing the key to editing, getting in touch with your own instincts and knowing how to translate those feelings into engaging content.

    • $640.50
    • 2 Days
    • Sydney, Ultimo campus

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist 

    Who should attend?

    Anyone that has experience in film and video and is looking for a more comprehensive understanding of Adobe Premiere Pro.


    Course content

    • Introduction to Premiere Pro features, navigation tools and interface
    • Learn how to set up different types of projects and why you would use them
    • Explore the functions in the workflow such as selects assembly, radio edit, rough cuts, fine cuts, sound mix, colour grade and “online editing”
    • Working with different media files
    • Delve into effects and layer properties, and how to affect and animate your media
    • Learn how to manage export settings and why they matter
    • Fundamentals of project management and the secret to success

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will:

    • Become familiar with the Premiere Pro interface
    • Understand basic best practices for editing
    • Be able to create polished videos from raw footage
    • Understand the fundamentals of editing, sound mixing, and colour grading
    • Recognise the importance of good project management
    • Know how to troubleshoot and solve editing challenges on your own

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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UX & Web

  • User Experience Design & Research
    The User Experience Design and Research short course is an introduction to UX design, outlining why and how it enhances a user’s digital experience. You will carry out best-practice UX processes and user-centred methods to design intuitive websites, apps and interfaces.
    • $2180
    • 5 Days
    • In class Sydney

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone seeking to design digital products that provide optimal user experiences.

    Course content

    You will learn UX skills and theory and apply your knowledge to respond to a design brief, which requires you to design a website and test for usability.

    Introduction to UX Design

    • Understand its origins and purpose
    • Learn about the inner workings of the industry
    • Work to a brief

    Interaction Design

    • Understand design frameworks, hierarchy, affordances and key design principles
    • Create navigation systems and modal windows
    • Design for search and retrieval and user flow
    • Differentiate between logged-in and logged-out states
    • Use Axure to build interactive wireframes

    Usability Testing

    • Understand the principles and benefits of usability testing
    • Measure user experiences using quantitative and qualitative tests
    • Develop test scripts
    • Participate in usability testing workshops
    • Write a usability test report

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Research and identify the user groups and archetypes for digital products
    • Communicate design research with persona matrices and customer journey maps
    • Design an intuitive navigation system with user-focused language
    • Analyse and review interactive components of websites
    • Design wireframes that communicate screen design and functionality
    • Build interactive prototypes that function as a finished digital product
    • Plan and conduct usability testing

    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.


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  • Wordpress Basic
    The WordPress Basic course teaches you how to design your own website. Following a step-by-step guide, you will learn how to use the core tools and functions in WordPress.com to build and manage appealing, well-performing websites.
    • $320
    • 1 Day
    • In class Sydney

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone seeking to quickly and effectively build a WordPress website for personal or professional use.

    Course content

    You will design and build a WordPress website from scratch. You may draw on your own ideas, images and text files to create your site.

    Set-up

    • Set up your own WordPress.com sub-domain
    • Create homepages, pages and posts
    • Add and format text and work with horizontal rules and lists
    • Use the Media Library, CSS editor and themes to customise designs
    • Link from text and images
    • Use tags and categories
    • Add and manage users

    Content

    • Introduction to WordPress and its features
    • Learn what is possible on WordPress.com’s free platform

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Differentiate between WordPress.com and WordPress.org
    • Setup a new WordPress website
    • Add pages with images and text
    • Use themes to alter website appearance
    • Maintain your website and use its workflow features
    • Manage user permissions to allow contributors to add content
    Course focus can change depending on the requirements of the class. Where possible, requested topics will be included.

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Photography

  • Creative Digital Photography
    The Creative Digital Photography course teaches you how to use your digital SLR camera to its full capabilities. In this hands-on 12-week course, you will gain experience capturing all kinds of images under a range of conditions. Ideal for beginners and anyone looking to study our Diploma of Photo Imaging.
    • $770
    • 12 weeks
    • In class Sydney

    Start Dates

    Temporarily unavailable, enquire to go on waitlist

    Who should attend?

    Anyone with basic computer/internet skills seeking to learn the basics of photography.

    Course Content

    • Use your DSLR effectively
    • Understand exposure and composition
    • Work with different light
    • Master post-production techniques in Adobe Lightroom

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Understand your camera and its full capabilities
    • Know how to photograph in a range of conditions

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Single subjects

Your first step to an accredited Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor degree, single subjects are perfect for anyone who wants to upskill fast.
  • Design Thinking for Education (DTE401)
    This course explores the origins and processes of design thinking and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. You will use design thinking to identify and address an issue within your own professional context. As a result of this process, you will reach an advanced understanding of potential roles as innovators and leaders in education.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education with specialisations in Autism, Learning Differences or Mental Health; and Master of Special Education
    • 12 weeks
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  • Dyslexia (DYX403)
    Viewed across a spectrum, dyslexia can be difficult to recognise. By expanding on your understanding of its traits, you will uncover its complexity. You will be presented with perspectives from the lived experience of individuals and parents with varying contexts and levels of support requirements. This understanding will create a platform for you to apply contemporary practices of support in the classroom.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is a core subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) and Special Education
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
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  • Learning Differences (LDF402)
    This course is designed to develop your understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people with a range of learning differences. Analyse traits across a range of conditions and study the evolution of interventions and support, as a platform for future development in the space.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
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  • Person First in Autism (PFA401)
    This course will develop your knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with autism throughout their education. Torrens uses a person-first approach to introduce relevant problem-solving and active listening skills. You will interact with a range of experiential perspectives of autism, using interviews and scenarios to develop your understanding of the person-first approach.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
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  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions (IMH402)
    In this short course, you will be introduced to a range of mental health conditions. The person-first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem-solving skills required when supporting an individual with anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
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Graduate certificates

Graduate certificates are the perfect way to master a specific subject area. Graduate in as little as 12 weeks leveraging years of experience with courses built and taught by industry leaders.

Business

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    Get a head start on your MBA with an understanding of leadership and business management concepts.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Global Project Management

    Become a certified project manager and build credits towards a Masters degree in this field.


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Design

  • Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

    Extend your understanding of web-design principles and user-experience design for web, apps or IOT.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Design

    Extend your knowledge by building on your academic background or professional work experience.


Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching

    This course focuses on contemporary theories and practices of learning and teaching.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

    Learn how to create supportive and effective learning environments for people on the Autism spectrum.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Innovation and Change)

    Develop knowledge that will serve as a foundation for educational leadership.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)

    This course highlights diversity in learning differences, providing skills for support and teaching.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)

    Learn how to apply positive support for mental health in a range of educational environments.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Special Education)

    Learn how to promote teaching where the needs of the individual are actively considered.


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Health

  • Graduate Certificate of Counselling

    Learn the theoretical, practical, and communication skills required for a career in counselling.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Public Health

    Get a stand-alone qualification or a pathway to a Graduate Diploma or Master of Public Health.


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Project Management

  • Graduate Certificate of Global Project Management

    Become a certified project manager and build credits towards a Masters degree in this field.


    Learn more

Technology

  • Graduate Certificate in UX and Web Design

    Extend your understanding of web-design principles and user-experience design for web, apps or IOT.


    Learn more
  • Graduate Certificate of Software Engineering

    Learn the core concepts and principles of software engineering and traditional design.


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  • Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity

    The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity is designed to provide you with fundamental IT skills and an extensive understanding of the field of cybersecurity.

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  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

    A Graduate Certificate of Information Technology helps expand your existing knowledge of fundamental IT skills.

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