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Short Courses

CQUniversity offer a range of accredited, non-accredited and non-award short courses for professional development 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.

Non-Award Short Courses (PDC) are designed to meet professional development requirements as well as industry workforce needs and you can start at anytime. Successful completion of a Professional Development Course (PDC) will be awarded with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion. Articulation into accredited courses at CQUniversity is available for some of the courses on a case by case basis.

There are courses across many industries and customised courses can be developed by CQUniversity if your organisation has specific needs. Contact CPD-Enquiries@cqu.edu.au

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

Health
  • PDC20067 - 12 Lead ECG – Back to Basics
  • PDC50567 - Airway Management – Initial Acute Support
  • PDC51825 - Anatomy and Physiology Tutorial Package
  • PDC20068 - Aseptic Technique - An Introduction
  • PDC20069 - Assisting Clients with Self-Medication
  • PDC20070 - Asthma - An Introduction to Management
  • PDC20071 - Australian Health Care System – An Introduction
  • PDC51826 - Basic Chemistry Tutorial
  • PDC52468 - Basic ECG Recognition for Health Care Providers
  • PDC51827 - Blood Tutorial
  • PDC53935 - Building Networks and Relationships
  • PDC51828 - Cardiovascular Tutorial
  • PDC20073 - Chest X-ray - Basic Review
  • PDC20074 - Clinical Handover - Principles of Clinical Communication
  • PDC51967 - Coaching and Mentoring for Alumni
  • PDC51983 - Collaborating with Medical and Allied Health Professionals in a Fitness Environment
  • PDC50568 - Communicate in Complex Situations to Support Health Care
  • PDC50569 - Communicating with Influence in Health Care
  • PDC20075 - Communication at the End of Life
  • PDC20076 - Communication in Healthcare
  • PDC52836 - Conversational Mandarin for Beginners
  • PDC51961 - Coronial System in Queensland - An Introduction
  • PDC51990 - CQUniversity Science Lab Virtual Orientation
  • PDC52599 - Cultural Capabilities and Cultural Safety
  • PDC53003 - Cultural Health Practices and Beliefs
  • PDC20077 - Dealing with Aggressive Behaviours - An Introduction
  • PDC20078 - Dementia: An Introduction to Dementia
  • PDC54057 - Developing Fitness Programs for Older Adults
  • PDC20079 - Diabetic Client Management (Introduction to Diabetes)
  • PDC51829 - Digestive System Tutorial
  • PDC52795 - Disability and Health
  • PDC52936 - Early Detection of Deterioration in Elderly (EDDIE)
  • PDC20080 - Effective Communication in Healthcare
  • PDC52464 - Emergency Childbirth - An Introduction for Nurses
  • PDC53936 - Emotional Intelligence and Motivation
  • PDC51830 - Endocrine System Tutorial
  • PDC20081 - Enteral Nutrition – Assisting with PEG feeding
  • PDC52623 - Equity and Diversity in the Workplace
  • PDC52632 - Equity in Health Care
  • PDC20082 - Falls Prevention in the Community
  • PDC52475 - Follow Safe Work Practices for Direct Client Care
  • PDC20083 - Foot and Nail Care
  • PDC52466 - Generic Induction for Health Care Workers
  • PDC20084 - Hand Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment in the Community
  • PDC20085 - Health Care Work in the Community
  • PDC52799 - Health Literacy
  • PDC52796 - Health Policy and Reform - Towards an Inclusive Practice
  • PDC20086 - Healthy Ageing - An Introduction
  • PDC51997 - High Risk Medications
  • PDC20087 - Human Services Quality Standards
  • PDC20088 - Infection Control and Prevention - Clinical Health Setting
  • PDC53017 - Introduction to Chemistry
  • PDC54288 - Managing Falls Risks in Older Adults in the Fitness Setting
  • PDC52495 - Managing Personal Stressors in the Health Care Environment
  • PDC51994 - Medication Administration and Error Reduction Practices
  • PDC50264 - Medication Administration Refresher Course
  • PDC53934 - Medication Preparation Principles of Injection Safety
  • PDC54064 - Mental Health First Aid for Fitness Trainers
  • PDC52595 - Mental State Examination - An Introduction
  • PDC50265 - Mentoring and Coaching Health Care Professionals
  • PDC20089 - Motor Neurone Disease: Client Care in the Community
  • PDC51833 - Musculoskeletal System Tutorial
  • PDC20090 - National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) - An Introduction
  • PDC20091 - Organ and Tissue Donation in Australia
  • PDC50263 - Orientation for International Medical Graduates
  • PDC52598 - Personal, Cultural and Professional Values
  • PDC50178 - Preceptorship of the Undergraduate Nurse
  • PDC20092 - Primary Survey – Initial Assessment and Management
  • PDC20093 - Principles of Manual Handling, Mobility and Transfers in the Community
  • PDC52001 - Professional and Legal Implications of Medication Administration
  • PDC20094 - Professional Boundaries - A Health Professional's Guide
  • PDC20095 - Providing Quality Aged Care
  • PDC52648 - Psychopharmacology - An Introduction
  • PDC52462 - Recovery Orientated Care Planning
  • PDC20101 - Reflective Writing - An Overview
  • PDC20107 - Renal Nursing: An Introduction
  • PDC20098 - Reporting Elder Abuse in the Community Setting
  • PDC51835 - Reproductive System Tutorial
  • PDC20102 - Risk Reduction in Home Care Services
  • PDC50176 - Screening Mammography - The BreastScreen Queensland Program
  • PDC50179 - Sexual and Reproductive Health Nurse Authorisation Course
  • PDC20103 - Sexual Decision Making - Positive Youth Development
  • PDC20099 - Sexual Health in Australia - Sex for Seniors
  • PDC20104 - Stoma Management (Basic Stoma Care)
  • PDC20105 - Triage - An Introduction
  • PDC50215 - Understanding the Australian Health Care System
  • PDC51837 - Urinary System Tutorial
  • PDC20106 - Vital Signs- Introduction to Baseline Observations
  • PDC52516 - Working Legally and Ethically in Health Care
  • PDC20097 - Wound Management - History, Myths and Traditions
  • PDC20100 - Writing Progress Notes - An Introduction
  • Information Technology and Digital Media