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Short Courses

Short courses enable you to boost your skills, grow your career opportunities and to challenge yourself!

Our online short courses are:
Self-paced learning to suite your lifestyle
In English
Open to ANYONE, ANYWHERE as long as you have a computer and internet access
Have real people actively reviewing your responses and providing feedback to you

All courses are interactive and can include quizzes or short answer questions that must be completed to receive your certificate. Your responses will be reviewed by one of our instructors.

Learners have 28 days to complete the selected short course from time of enrolment. All courses are non-refundable.

Working Safely - Manual Handling - PDSHLT001

$75

Payable by card
Usually takes 1 hour to complete
Online
No previous experience required

Overview

If you push, pull, carry, lift, move or hold any items as part of your work role, then you are manual handling goods. This interactive online short course aims to give you introductory knowledge needed to reduce your risk of gaining a manual handling injury in the workplace.

Who should do this course

This is ideally suited for anyone who is involved in manual handling of goods in a workplace or an organisation. This course can also be used as an onboarding course for new employees.

Certificate type

Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Monica holds a Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety (WHS) and has worked in a number of roles that included WHS and risk mitigation.

Discounts

Corporate discounts available

Introduction to Communication Skills -  PDSCOM001

$75

Payable by card
Usually takes 2 hours to complete
Online
No previous experience required

Overview

Good communication skills impact all aspects of life including the workplace. This introductory communication skills course covers topics including, verbal and non-verbal communication, preventing poor communication, effective communication strategies and written and electronic communication.

Who should do this course

This course is best suited for those with little or no previous work experience who would like a better understanding of communication methods that can be used in the workplace or in life.

Certificate type

Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Elane is an experienced trainer and assessor who is qualified in making presentations and communication skills.

Discounts

Corporate discounts available

Getting The Most Out Of Meetings (Faith-Based)

$75

Payable by card
Usually takes 1 hour to complete
Online
No previous experience required

Overview

Meetings are an important part of most workplaces; however they can also be seen as time wasters. This course provides learning on, meeting purpose, effective meeting preparation & performance, and successfully concluding meetings. Learning is provided via recorded videos and quiz completion.

Who should do this course

Designed for those you have been recently been appointed to a committee or for those who would like a refresher on getting the most out of committee meetings.

Certificate type

Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Warrick is an industry professional who also oversees the Avondale University Business School post graduate program. Warrick also delivers a large number of corporate tailored training for businesses and organisations.

Discounts

Corporate discounts available
This is a fully automated course and participants have unlimited attempts to complete the course.

Time Management - PDSPER002

$75

Payable by card
Usually takes 2 hours to complete
Online
No previous experience required

Overview

Time management is a skill that is used in personal and work life. This course will provide you with basic skills to assist you manage your time.

Who should do this course

Designed for those who are looking to identify ways to improve their time management skills to meet workplace and life demands. This course is ideally suited as a refresher or for those seeking employment opportunities.

Certificate type

Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Elane is an experienced trainer and assessor with extensive experience in managing demanding workload for her own business and in employed roles.

Discounts

Corporate discounts available

Assertive Communication - PDSCOM002

$75

Payable by card
Usually takes 2 hours to complete
Online
No previous experience required

Overview

Assertive communication provides many benefits. When you are direct and clear with others you are more likely to feel confident, achieve your goals, create solid and positive relationships, reduce stress, protect your boundaries and develop trust.

Who should do this course

Designed for those who are looking to become more assertive in the way that they communicate with others in their work life and personal life.

Certificate type

Certificate of Completion

Instructor

Elane is an experienced trainer and assessor with extensive experience in managing demanding workload for her own business and in employed roles.

Discounts

Corporate discounts available

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my course accredited or nationally recognised?

Professional development short courses on this page are not accredited or nationally recognised. However, some courses may attract continuing professional development (CPD), you will need to confirm this with your employer or association that tracks this.

How long do I have to complete my course?

Many of the professional development short courses usually take between 30 mins to 2 hours to complete; however we recognise that life is busy, so you will have up to 28 days to complete your course once enrolled. After this time you will no longer be able to access the learning material.

How many questions do I need to get correct to pass my course?

We require a minimum of 80% of answers to be correct. However, learners have 2 attempts to complete the course assessments. Between each attempt the course instructor will provide feedback.

Do I receive any certificate?

Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Avondale University within 7 days of successfully completing your course (including all questions).

Why does it take so long to receive my certificate?

Avondale University is about your learning experience; this means that many of our short courses have an instructor who will review your responses to the questions/quizzes and if needed will provide feedback to you to ensure that you are receiving the best possible learning experience we can offer in a self-paced online learning environment.

My organisation would like to enrol several staff into a short course, how can we do this?

If your organisation is looking to provide any of the professional courses listed on this page as corporate training, please contact us at [email protected] and we can organise this with your organisation

Do you offer any short courses face-to-face via zoom or in person?

Where there is demand for a short course to be delivered face-to-face (zoom or in person) we are able to provide this learning option on site at our Lake Macquarie Campus or at your work place. Please contact us at [email protected] and we can discuss this with you further.

Does Avondale University offer corporate training?

Yes, Avondale University can provide tailored corporate training to businesses and organisations. Please contact us for further details at [email protected] so that we know how to best meet your corporate training needs..
Short courses listed on this page are non-accredited and cannot be used for use of Credit Transfer or Advanced Standing into other Accredited or nationally recognised courses, qualifications or degrees offered at Avondale University.
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