A type of vocational, non-award course which provides practical training, educational and skills development offerings. Short courses may be accredited or non-accredited and result in a Statement of Attainment.
Completed units from an accredited short course can be used for credit transfer into a nationally recognised training package. Completed units from a non-accredited short course may be used for credit transfer into a nationally recognised training package if an accredited unit, or otherwise as part of a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.
Skill sets are a type of short course comprising one or more units of competency from a Vocational Education and Training (VET) training package.
For higher education and professional development short courses, see Micro-credential.