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Short Courses

CQUniversity offer a range of accredited and non-accredited short courses across a variety of interest areas. If you are looking at upgrading your skills, or have a talent or interest that you would like to pursue, our suite of short courses are designed to bring you the knowledge and skills you are looking for.

Non-accredited courses, known as Adult Community Education (ACE) courses are short courses without formal assessment for people over 15 years and are typically held for two to three hours a week, over six to eight weeks. Accredited short courses are designed to provide knowledge and skills across a wide range of topics including automotive, art, beauty, information technology, hospitality, small business, languages and sport.

Check out what’s available below, and be sure to register your details on your course page of interest to be kept up to date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Click here for definitions of our ACC, NACC and PDC short course codes.

Community Short Courses

Education and Humanities
Psychology, Social Work and Community Services

Professional Development Short Courses

  • CPD47 - 12 Lead ECG – Back to Basics
  • CPD45 - Airway Management – Initial Acute Support
  • CPD25 - Aseptic Technique - An Introduction
  • CPD20 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication
  • CPD42 - Asthma - An Introduction to Management
  • CPD43 - Australian Health Care System – An Introduction
  • IND04 - Certificate in Cross Sector Partnering
  • CPD01 - Chest X-ray - Basic Review
  • CPD23 - Clinical Handover - Principles of Clinical Communication
  • CPD22 - Communication at the End of Life
  • IND21 - Communication in Healthcare
  • CPD30 - Dealing with Aggressive Behaviours - An Introduction
  • CPD02 - Dementia: An Introduction to Dementia
  • CPD03 - Diabetic Client Management (Introduction to Diabetes)
  • CPD28 - Effective Communication in Healthcare
  • CPD44 - Enteral Nutrition – Assisting with PEG feeding
  • CPD48 - Falls Prevention in the Community
  • CPD04 - Foot and Nail Care
  • CPD49 - Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment in the Community
  • IND20 - Health Care Work in the Community
  • CPD38 - Healthy Ageing - An Introduction
  • CPD40 - Human Services Quality Standards
  • CPD46 - Infection Control and Prevention - Clinical Health Setting
  • CPD06 - Motor Neurone Disease: Client Care in the Community
  • CPD41 - National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - An Introduction
  • CPD18 - Organ and Tissue Donation in Australia
  • CPD09 - Preceptorship of the Re Entry Registered Nurse
  • CPD08 - Preceptorship of the Undergraduate Nurse
  • CPD36 - Primary Survey
  • CPD50 - Principles of Manual Handling, Mobility and Transfers in the Community
  • CPD27 - Professional Boundaries - A Health Professional's Guide
  • IND22 - Providing Quality Aged Care
  • CPD29 - Reflective Writing - An Overview
  • IND17 - Renal Nursing: An Introduction
  • CPD10 - Reporting Elder Abuse in the Community Setting
  • CPD51 - Risk Reduction in Home Care Services
  • CPD11 - Screening Mammography (Breastscreen Qld Program)
  • IND02 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Nurse Authorisation Course
  • CPD12 - Sexual Decision Making - Positive Youth Development
  • CPD13 - Sexual Health in Australia - Sex for Seniors
  • CPD16 - Stoma Management (Basic Stoma Care)
  • CPD17 - The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
  • CPD31 - Triage - An Introduction
  • CPD14 - Vital Signs- Introduction to Baseline Observations
  • CPD15 - Wound Management - History, Myths and Traditions
  • CPD39 - Writing Progress Notes - An Introduction