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Upskill fast. La Trobe’s short courses help you get up-to-speed in your industry or make a switch into a new career. Build the skills you choose.

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Top-rated globally

La Trobe is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2019, World University Rankings 2020; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

Most adaptable

Employers ranked La Trobe graduates the most innovative and adaptable in Victoria.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey

High employer satisfaction

Our graduates have an employer satisfaction rating of 86.1%

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2020, 2019 Employer Satisfaction Survey [PDF, 7.69MB]

Arts, social sciences and communications

Business and commerce

Using Social Media for Business

Develop social media skills to drive engagement and sales for your organisation.

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Data visualisation with Tableau

La Trobe’s online workshop in data visualisation, designed for first time users of Tableau, will give you the skills to prepare and present data in engaging and informative ways.

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Education and teaching

The Science of Language and Reading – An Introduction

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of reading instruction and support.

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Mental health and wellbeing in schools

Gain valuable skills to improve the emotional wellbeing of your students.

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The Science of Language and Reading – Intermediate

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of reading instruction and intervention through a cognitive psychology framework.

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Health

Endorsed Scheduled Medicines (ESM) Online Case Studies

Discuss the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, uses and contraindications of medicines available to endorsed podiatrists.

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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills.

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Art Therapy Taster

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works?

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Introduction to Art Therapy

This two-day workshop offers a more in-depth version of the one-day taster workshop.

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Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting.

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Introduction to Counselling Skills

Focus on the development of effective, basic counselling skills.

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Art Therapy Taster

Have you ever wondered what art therapy is and how it works?

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Introduction to Art Therapy

This two-day workshop offers a more in-depth version of the one-day taster workshop.

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Art Therapy Supervision Skills for Health Professionals

This 5-day short course will provide theoretical components and opportunities to practise supervision skills in a group setting.

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Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Scrutinise different types of leadership and whether the nomenclature of leadership and management is interchangeable or two different skillsets.

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Pain Management

Get the skills and knowledge fundamental to providing quality pain management care.

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Comprehensive Health Assessment of the Older Person

Develop hands-on skills in assessment, care planning and care delivery for older people.

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Nurse Immuniser Program

Become an independent nurse immuniser in Victoria.

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Foundations of Wound Management

Unveil the complexities of wound care management.

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Perioperative Nurse Surgical Assistant (PNSA)

Advance your knowledge and skills in the field of perioperative nursing practice.

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Prostate Nursing Care

Develop knowledge and skills in the specialist practice area of prostate nursing care.

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Urology and Continence

An opportunity to examine contemporary urological and continence nursing.

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Advanced Health Assessment

Perform and interpret advanced nursing assessments on patients and clients.

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Nurse Immuniser Update Workshop

Update your knowledge in the area of immunisation.

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Wound Management Workshop

Develop a patient-centred wound focused plan.

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International Qualified Registered Nurse (EPIQ)

Prepare to work as a Registered Nurse in Australia.

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Leadership and Management in Healthcare

Scrutinise different types of leadership and whether the nomenclature of leadership and management is interchangeable or two different skillsets.

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Re-entry to Practice (RN)

Meet the requirements for Division One registration, allowing re-entry to nursing within the Australian healthcare context.

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Advanced Respiratory Care

In this advanced respiratory care course, we will focus on the knowledge and skills in therapeutic approaches to respiratory care.

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IT and engineering

Law and criminology

Science