Short courses


Challenger Institute's short courses are an ideal way to give your career a boost and equip you with new skills for employment, self-employment or purely for personal interest and enjoyment.

We offer personal and professional development short courses and corporate and industry short courses all designed to suit your individual needs or the requirements of your employees.

Personal and professional development short courses

A new program of short courses is offered every term, four times a year. Our short courses are an ideal way of giving your career a boost; helping you to acquire new skills to use for employment, self-employment or purely for personal interest and enjoyment.

Corporate and industry short courses

Challenger works closely with employers to develop a range of short courses across different industries, providing the valuable opportunity for participants to gain certification within their chosen industry. Offered throughout the year from different venues, we welcome enquiries to secure places in each of these courses from employers as well as individuals seeking to boost their skills.

Please note: all short courses are run subject to reaching minimum numbers. Read our Enrolment Terms and Conditions.

Apprenticeships Plus / Professional Plus
Code Title
BEAUTY THERAPY - Advanced Makeup for Photography
BEAUTY THERAPY - Eyelash Extension Workshop
BEAUTY THERAPY - Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
BEAUTY THERAPY - Salon Management
BEAUTY THERAPY - Small Business
HAIRDRESSING - Advanced Cutting and Colouring
HAIRDRESSING - Long Hair Look and Learn
HAIRDRESSING - Men's Cutting
HAIRDRESSING - Salon Management
HAIRDRESSING - Small Business
HORTICULTURE - Leadership and Supervisory Skills
HORTICULTURE - Sub-Contracting and Quotation Skills
HORTICULTURE - Work Health Safety - WHS Risks
HOSPITALITY -Work Health Safety - WHS Risks
MASSAGE - Growing a Profitable Massage Clinic
MASSAGE - Manual Lymph Drainage, Full Body Sequence
MASSAGE - Manual Lymph Drainage, Redirection Therapy
MASSAGE - Positional Release Techniques
MASSAGE - Pregnancy Massage Workshop
MASSAGE - Provide Stone Therapy Massage
MASSAGE - Reflexology - The Full Sequence
MASSAGE - Treatment Series 1 - Frozen Shoulder
MASSAGE - Treatment Series 2 - Advanced Chair Techniques For Office Workers
Art and Craft
Code Title
08404 Calligraphy With Gaye Godfrey
08601 Interior Design & Decorating with Jo Lively
08427 Upholstery with John Hall
Code Title
Automotive Airconditioning System
08604 Motorcycle Maintenance
Code Title
S778 Certificate II in Nail Technology
08515 Eyelash Extension Workshop
09894 Spray Tanning Workshop
S779 Waxing, Tinting and Lash Perming
Code Title
08383 Medical Reception (Inc. Computerised Training)
08384 MYOB: Essentials
08385 Starting Your Own Small Business
Code Title
08450 Computing for Total Novices
08473 Computing: Intermediate with MS2013
08362 MS Excel 2013: Intermediate
08361 MS Excel 2013: Introduction
Code Title
J497 Backflow Prevention Course
J497 Business Units for Course 1623 Plumbing Contractors Licence
Cert III in Gas Fitting
Certificate III in Plumbing (Migrant Gap Training Course)
1788 Electrical Trade License Course WA
Electrical Trades Competency Training Single Phase (Test & Tag PAT & RCD)
Migrant Plumbing Hand Skills Assessment
J497 Plumbing Licensing Course (INTENSIVE) - DRAINAGE, SANITARY, WATER
0512 PVC Pipe Handling and Installation
Digital Media and Photography
Code Title
08428 Digital Cameras: Getting to Know Your Camera for Total Novices
09335 Digital Photography: Advanced Creative Techniques
09337 Digital Photography: Menus, Controlling & Downloading
Code Title
Coded Welding
Connector & Conductor Certification (IFPS)
Hydraulics 1
Hydraulics 2
Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic (IHM) Certification
Pneumatics 1
Pneumatics 2
Welding Supervisor and Inspector Technology Training
Food and Beverage
Code Title
Bar Attendant
Café and Coffee Skills
08616 Cake Decorating - Christmas Novelty Cakes
08621 Cooking: Vietnamese
Health, Fitness and Lifestyle
Code Title
Diploma of Reflexology
Horticulture, Garden, Aquaponics and Floristry
Code Title
08591 EHB European House Borer (Online)
08645 Floristry: Advanced Floristry Refresher Course
08630 Hydroponics: Introduction for home owners
D6652 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws
D473 Residential Turf Management
D7124 D6759 D6760 D7092 SMARTtrain Chemical Application Course (Level 3)
SMARTtrain Chemical Risk Management (Level 4)
D454 Waterwise School Gardener Training
Languages and Presentation
Code Title
08597 AUSLAN (A)
08598 AUSLAN (B)
08411 Chinese Mandarin (Level 1)
08432 Creative Writing: Beyond the Words (Level 2)
08447 Creative Writing: Expand Your Boundaries (Level 1)
08413 French (Level 1)
08414 French (Level 2)
08415 German (Level 1)
08417 Indonesian (Level 1)
08419 Italian (Level 1)
08420 Italian (Level 2)
08649 Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Aboriginal People
08421 Spanish (Level 1)
08422 Spanish (Level 2)
08423 Spanish (Level 3)
08424 Spanish (Level 4)
Code Title
S5434 Advanced Fire Fighting
S5409 Bridge Resource Management / BRM / MRM
STCW95 Certificate of Safety Training (STCW95)
Combined Tanker Safety (Petroleum, Gas, Chemical)
0512 Continued Competency For Masters/Engineers/Chief IR
STCW78 Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS)
S0208 Engineer Revalidation (Marine)
S5435 Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting
S0335 GMDSS Revalidation
S0151 Marine Satellite Communication Endorsement (SATCOM)
STCW95 Masters Deck Officer Revalidation
S5433 Medical Care for Shipmasters
S5402 Medical First Aid
S5428 Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
S5398 Personal Survival Techniques
S5403 Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats (Other Than Fast Rescue Boats)
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Operation
Security Awareness Training
Security Officer: Company Security & Ship
Security Officer: Port/Offshore Facility
Work Health and Safety (WHS)
Code Title
08588 Safety and Health Representatives Introductory Training
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