If you want to advance your career, learn a new skill, or are looking to re-enter into the workforce, a short course can give you up-to-the-minute training in a short period of time.

Courses range in length from a few days to a few weeks, and classes are held at convenient times during the day, in the evening or at weekends at our campuses in Mt Albert and Waitākere.

They are designed for all levels and span everything from Mandarin and Garden Design to Computing and Digital Marketing. So whether you’re interested in learning a new language or developing a new skill you’ll be sure to find a short course that’s right for you.

If you would prefer to study a course over a full semester take a look at extra electives available, once you've decided what you'd like to do then apply to do the course as a Certificate of Proficiency.


Automotive Engineering
Automotive Air Conditioning (Installation and Servicing)
Basic Car Maintenance
Introduction to Multiplexing and CAN bus Systems
Introduction to the Application of Oscilloscopes in Vehicle Electrical & Electronics Diagnosis
Vehicle Emissions Testing
Vehicle Inspectors Preparatory Course
Vehicle Wheel Alignment

Chinese (Mandarin)
Explore Chinese (Mandarin) short courses

Computing and Information Technology
Free4U Computing

Construction Management
Advanced Revit Techniques
Introduction to AutoCAD Professional Level1
Revit Essentials

Digital Marketing
Google Certified Course (Web-based Advertising and Analytics)
Search Engine Optimisation Course (SEO)
Social Media Marketing Course

Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical Appliance Service Person Endorsed to Disconnect and Reconnect
Electrical Installer
Electrical Limited Certificate
Electrical Service Technician (EST)
Electrician Regulations Refresher
Electrician Stage One and Two Practical Assessment ETECS178
Electrician Stage Three Practical Assessment ETECS179
Electrician Theory Refresher
EWRB Practicing License S176
Introduction to Electronics
Programmable Logic Controllers

Explore French short courses

Explore Japanese short courses

Landscape and Garden Design
Garden Design

Landscape Architecture
GIS - Applications in Design

Language Teaching and Interpreting
e-Language Learning for Language Teachers
Grammar Awareness for Language Teachers
IELTS Preparation
IELTS Preparation (20 hours)
Materials Writing for Language Teachers
Phonology Awareness

Maori Language and Culture
Explore Maori Language and Culture short courses

Media Studies
Professional Writing

Competency Assessment Programme - for Internationally Qualified Nurses
Competency Assessment Programme - Return to Nursing
First Aid

Plumbing, Gasfitting and Drainlaying
Associated Tradesperson (Plumber, Gasfitter and Plumber/Gasfitter)
Electrical Appliance Service Person Endorsed to Disconnect and Reconnect
Licensing Refresher (Drainlaying)
Licensing Refresher (Gasfitting)
Licensing Refresher (Plumbing)

Explore Spanish short courses

Supported Learning
Literacy & Learning

Welding and Fabrication
AS/NZS 2980 Certified Arc Welding
AS/NZS 2980 Certified MIG Welding
Manual Metal Arc Welding (Intermediate)
Manual Metal Arc Welding (Introduction)
MIG Welding (Intermediate)
Mig Welding (Introduction)
Tig Welding (Introduction)