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This is the easiest way you can rev up your CV

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They’re quick, a lot cheaper than university and can make you more appealing to employers.

Choose carefully, and you really can’t lose with a short course.

Depending on your field, there may be hundreds to choose from. Short courses have become big business.

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Whether you’re looking to upskill or just develop a new interest, here are some of the best short courses around, chosen with help from online jobs board SpotJobs.

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Short courses are often held at night, after business hours.
Short courses are often held at night, after business hours.

Where: National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Sydney

Cost: $1000–$2500

When: All year

Been repressing that creative streak? NIDA is infamously difficult to get into, but not if you’re just after a short course. Courses included Screen Acting, TV Presenting, Improvisation Essentials and Acting for People with an Intellectual Disability. Courses range from two days to a month long. Enquire here.

Digital Copyrighting Essentials

Where: Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising (ADMA), Brisbane

Cost: $898 ($665 for ADMA members)

When: 18 November

So many jobs now require some online writing of some kind, but most of us don’t have media or technology degrees. This one-day course teaches you how to write copy for the web, for search and social media, plus how to make sure your marketing emails actually get read (and not stuck in the spam folder). Register here.

Creating a Successful Marketing Plan

Where: Australian Marketing Institute, Adelaide

An introduction to painting course may not buff up your CV, but you might love it.
An introductory painting course may not buff up your CV, but you might love it.

Cost: $850 ($650 for AMI members)

When: 22 October

Perfect for small business owners, marketers or those with big business dreams, this course teaches you how to come up with the profitable and creative marketing plan that could make or break your brand. Register here.

Introductory Painting

Where: Brisbane Institute of Art (BiA), Brisbane

Cost: $220

When: 26–27 September

So what if your artistic style is more stick figure than Freud? This introductory course is for everyone. Once you’ve mastered the essentials, move onto one of the BiA’s many other classes, such as watercolour, cityscapes in palette knife and acrylic. Register here.

Wholefood Nutrition

Where: Holmesglen, Melbourne

Cost: $420

When: 22 October–19 November

For the budding nutritionists or wannabe health gurus, this five-week course could be a gateway to a career in health science or just to a healthier you. Focuses include health as prevention for disease and the environment’s influence on health. Register here.


 

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