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Short Courses & Holiday Workshops

Unable to study full time or part time due to life commitments? Our Short courses may be the solution for you! Study for only a few days, or even a few hours

Take your career further by learning valuable skills from many different disciplines All of our short courses are taught by industry professionals, meet new people and learn new skills in a fraction of the time, only at The Australian Institute of Creative Design..

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—Nicole, Graduate
"I could have never pictured how much AICD would help me find my calling.”
—Alison, Graduate
"I have learnt so much, gained so much confidence and found passions I never knew I had."
—Chontae, Graduate
"The coursework has allowed me to build an awesome portfolio.”
—Alison, Graduate
"AICD has offered me invaluable industry knowledge and real world experience."
—Jade, Graduate
"It has been an amazing journey — AICD has given me so many opportunities.”
—Jane, Graduate
"AICD prepared me with the knowledge to work for an esteemed industry leader.”
—Alison, Graduate
“AICD has helped me meet professionals, buyers and wholesalers, and build contacts in the industry."
—Jade, Graduate
“AICD has gone above and beyond to support me in my ventures.”
—Jessica, Graduate
"Apart from learning, the best part has been meeting new people and creating new friendships.”
—Margie, Graduate
"I couldn't be doing what I am now doing if I hadn't done the course."
—Rebecca, Graduate
"The hands on experience in classes helped prepare me for the industry."
—Zowie, Graduate
"Through AICD I obtained an internship, which was invaluable (and led to a job offer)."
—Jade, Graduate
"Couldn’t be happier learning here!"
—Melissa, Graduate
"I get a new referral every week! Thanks for the life skills, I'll never be without work again."
—Kylie, Graduate


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Short Course
The AIFD Fast Track Fashion course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you need to get out into the fashion industry as soon as possible. The Fast Track Fashion course is great for students who are looking at starting their o... MORE ▸
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5 Wks - 1 day/wk
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To be successful in the fashion industry, students must develop a sense of what the consumers want, what works, what sells and how to effectively market it. The AIFD Fashion Business & Merchandising course is designed to provide students with a we... MORE ▸
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1 Day/Wk - Over 5 Weeks
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Short Course
This course is designed to prepare students for starting their own business as a personal stylist / image consultant. Students will learn how to conduct client consultations, wardobe audits, personal shopping and makeovers. MORE ▸
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5 Weeks (1 Day/Wk)
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Learn how to create professionally finished garments for yourself. The Australian Institute of Creative Design beginner sewing classes are designed to teach students the tricks of the trade to creating beautifully finished garments for themselves.... MORE ▸
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8 Wks (1 x 3hr class/wk)
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The Australian Institute of Creative Design pattern making short course has been designed to give students the skills to create patterns to a range of different styles to their own body measurements/fit. Students will learn how to create a block p... MORE ▸
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8 x 3hr lessons
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Short Course
Students who successfully complete this course will receive a nationally recnognised statement of attainment for the units of competency listed below, in partial completion of the Certificate II in Nail Technology qualification. MORE ▸
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13Wks (6hrs / Wk)
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Learn the techniques to provide professional spray tanning services. Start your own mobile spray tanning business! This is also a great skill for Beauty Therapists to add to your resume as spray tanning treatments have become extremely popular and... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 11th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 12th Jan 19
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Visual Merchandising is the practise of displaying retail stock in an attractive manner that encourages customers to come into the store and ultimately make purchases. The Australian Institute of Creative Design Visual Merchandising course will te... MORE ▸
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1 Day/Wk (Over 5 Weeks)
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Learn how to use industrial sewing equipment used for swimwear production. Also learn how you can make your own swimwear to fit you at home, using a domestic sewing machines and overlockers. Learn specialty stretch stitches, elastic application an... MORE ▸
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5 classes
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Short Course
Would you like to learn how to improve your photographs? Great photography is more than knowing how to take a great photo. Nowadays post production skills are used to enhance photos, or even create dynamic effects not possible in real life. Learni... MORE ▸
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6 x 6hr Classes
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Have you always wanted to learn how to style hair? Learn to create a range of hair styles to enable you to offer hair styling services to your clients!  MORE ▸
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5 weeks
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Gold Coast Campus 27th Feb 19
Brisbane Campus 5th Mar 19
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The Textile Design course is a short course designed to provide you with the basics you will require to discover your personal untapped inspiration from within. This course is suitable for any student who is looking forward to creating their portf... MORE ▸
DURATION
2 Days
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Gold Coast Campus 16th Feb 19
Brisbane Campus 2nd Mar 19
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Eyelash extensions are in high demand in beauty salons. Learn the techniques to provide professional eyelash extensions so that you can start your own eyelash extension business or add eyelash extension services to your treatment menu. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 11th Jan 19
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Find out how to create abstract images from recognisable objects and scenes. Discover how paintings can emerge from simple beginnings using marks, colour, texture and mixed media techniques. This course will open up a whole new world of paintin... MORE ▸
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5 Weeks (1 day/wk)
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Brisbane Campus 20th Feb 19
Gold Coast Campus 19th May 19
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Learn to apply acrylic nail enhancements! Over 5 evening classes you will learn acrylic nail enhancements, electric filing techniques, nail repairs, nail maintenance, health & safety and more... MORE ▸
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5 Weeks
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Short Course
This course is offered to all beauty therapists who are interested in advancing their waxing skills to be able to offer brazilian waxing / XXX waxing in their salons. Brazilian waxing is a extremely popular and profitable salon treatment - having ... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Feb 19
Brisbane Campus 3rd Feb 19
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The course will look at painting in its contemporary form. Through set exercises and personal experimentation you will learn the practices and visual ideas that inform painting in the 21st Century. This course suits beginner students looking to fa... MORE ▸
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8 Weeks
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Become a fabric designer/textile designer and/or surface designer by learning the skills to create exciting digital pattern designs ready for printing on fabrics. Take your hand drawn designs, explore your creative passion and learn how to turn yo... MORE ▸
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1 day/week (8wks)
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Short Course
This course aims to increase participants skills in fundamental drawing techniques, allowing you to achieve a foundation level for any additional study and art making practices or a basis for starting your artistic practice. MORE ▸
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6 Weeks
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Short Course
Receive accreditation for eyelash extensions MORE ▸
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6 weeks (2 days a week)
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Brisbane Campus 15th Jan 19
Gold Coast Campus 16th Apr 19
Short Course
Achieving the right merchandise mix for the store is crucial and involves more than having an eye for fashion. Learn how to formulate a buying strategy and achieve a good merchandise mix to maximise sales and profit. Learn crucial performance anal... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 day/wk over 3 weeks
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Organising fashion events can be an exciting, challenging and rewarding, not to mention complex and difficult if you do not know the right way to plan and organise the event. The Australian Institute of Creative Design fashion events course is des... MORE ▸
DURATION
5 Weeks (1 Day/Wk)
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Short Course
The Fashion Illustration and Portfolio Development course is designed to build students fashion drawing and illustration skills, using various rendering mediums. Students will learn how to find inspiration and build their design ideas. MORE ▸
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5 Wks - Sat 9.30am - 3:30pm
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2 Days
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Gold Coast Campus 31st Mar 19
Short Course
This 3 day intensive shoe design course will allow you to explore your creativity and teach you how to draw your design ideas successfully. You will learn how to develop design concepts to create your own shoe collection for your target market, ho... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Gold Coast Campus 28th Sep 19
Brisbane Campus 28th Sep 19
Short Course
Have you ever wanted to design your own range of handbags? Most major fashion labels have their own handbag range, and for a good reason. Many companies make more money from their accessory ranges than they do from their clothing ranges. MORE ▸
DURATION
15 x 3hr Class (over 10 wks)
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Short Course
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2 Days
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Gold Coast Campus 16th Mar 19
Short Course
DURATION
8 Weeks
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Short Course
Learn the skills to take professional photos with your Digital SLR Camera. The BASICS - an introduction to DSLR cameras. ISO, SHUTTER SPEEDS and APERTURES. PORTRAITS - natural lighting, reflectors and studio. PHOTOSHOP - introduction and post edit... MORE ▸
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5 Days
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1 day
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Unlock your creativity as you are introduced to learning the fundamentals of mixed media drawing, painting and collage. You will be guided by a practicing artist to further develop your skills and confidence. A fun and experimental approach is enc... MORE ▸
DURATION
4 weeks (1 day/wk)
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1 day
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Gold Coast Campus 19th Jan 19
Short Course
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4 weeks (1 day/wk)
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Short Course
Design and colour in watercolour for painting, illustration, surface and fabric design. Watercolour is a fantastic medium for creating bold colour and rich tonal density. There is a freshness and purity of colour and spontaneity of technique th... MORE ▸
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To be advised
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Holiday Course
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 25th Jan 19
Holiday Course
Airbrushing make-up application has become increasingly popular in recent years with the advent of High Definition TV/Film and digital photography. Due to the quicker application of airbrush make-up, this also makes airbrushing a popular choice fo... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 30th Mar 19
Brisbane Campus 6th Apr 19
Holiday Course
DURATION
2 Hours
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Holiday Course
DURATION
2 Days
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Gold Coast Campus 12th Mar 19
Holiday Course
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 30th Mar 19
Holiday Course
DURATION
2 days
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Holiday Course
Become a dress designer for a day. This great 1 day course will teach you the process of basic garment design by letting you create your very own short full circle skirt, designed to fit you!! After constructing the pattern you will cut and sew ... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 11th Jan 19
Holiday Course
Mix it up with this mixed media art class. Try your hand at this creative and explorative art session finding out how to take your artwork further. On top of creating a mixed media artwork you will be given an overview of how to turn your origin... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Holiday Course
Discover the world of Interior Design in this interactive day where you will be creating a colour scheme, colour rendering and putting together a concept board of which you can take home with you MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 10th Jan 19
Gold Coast Campus 11th Jan 19
Holiday Course
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1 Day - 6 Hours
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Holiday Course
Have you ever wished you were able to style your hair but did not know how? The Hair for You 1 Day Workshop is designed to show you quick and easy everyday hair styles, evening looks and tips and tricks to styling your hair to best suit your face ... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 12th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 13th Jan 19
Holiday Course
DURATION
2 hours
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Gold Coast Campus 28th Feb 19
Holiday Course
Get an introduction to the fashion industry and what is involved in a career as a fashion designer. In this two day course you will learn about the various career options available in the fashion industry, gain an understanding of what is involved... MORE ▸
DURATION
2 Days
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Holiday Course
Learn how to draw and stylise the fashion figure and how to draw important garment details such as draping, ruffles, collars, sleaves and more so that your designs look real. Through shading you will start to make your illustrations look 3 dimensi... MORE ▸
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2 Days
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Holiday Course
Would you like to improve your look? How you apply your own make-up can make a big difference in how you look. Choosing the right colours for your skin can take years off. You can learn techniques to correct flaws in your skin and improve your fac... MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 13th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 12th Jan 19
Holiday Course
Want to know the art of Special Effects Makeup. Well here is your chance to learn the techniques at making things look painful. In this one day course you will learn how to create bruises, cuts, scratches and even an amputated finger. MORE ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 10th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 10th Jan 19
Holiday Course
Interested in Styling - well this one day course will give you a brief insight into what it is to become a stylist. Get a taste of a styling shoot touching on Fashion Flat Lay promotions, Street Styling as well as the basics of understanding your... MORE ▸
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1 Day
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Workshop
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 21st Sep 19
Brisbane Campus 21st Sep 19
Workshop
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3 Hours
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Workshop
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1 night
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Workshop
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1 Day
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Gold Coast Campus 11th Jan 19
Brisbane Campus 11th Jan 19
Workshop
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3 Hours
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Gold Coast Campus 22nd Jan 19