Short courses are a popular choice for students
In the past 12 months, more Australians than ever before have begun to further their education by enrolling in a short course.
Over the past 12 months, Australians have had a lot more time on their hands. The Covid-19 pandemic has meant we have been in and out of lockdowns, events and activities have been restricted, venues have been closed, and unfortunately many people have been put out of work. During this time, many Australians have made the positive decision to study, and have looked into short courses.
Short courses have always been popular, but now more than ever people are seeing their value. Short courses give the opportunity to upskill and re-train, and they are also strong pathways to bigger degrees and postgraduate qualifications. Because many short courses are offered online, it makes it even easier for students to study at a time that suits them and in the comfort of their own home.
Two study areas in particular that have seen an increase in popularity are the Health sector, and Digital/IT. With extensive opportunities for employment in both these fields, it makes sense to take on a short course and gain skills and knowledge in these industries.
Health and Community Services
A course in Health and Community Services can help you get started on a rewarding career in many specialties, including:
- Mental Health
- Social Work
- Community Services
- Youth Services
- Alcohol and Other Drugs Counselling
- General Counselling
With these skills, you will be able to work within the Health and Community Services industry either in the government or private sectors or not-for-profit organisations.
Digital and Information Technology
Information and Technology professionals will always be in high demand. The IT landscape is ever-changing and workplaces depend on those who can keep up with technology and share their knowledge and expertise.
Training and Education in Information & Technology can lead to roles including:
- Computer support
- Systems analyst
- Software developer
- Website developer
- Business analyst
- Data engineer
Find out more
TrainSmart provides online and face-to-face courses in both of these sectors, plus many more. Short courses are available to students across Australia. Visit the TrainSmart website to find out more.