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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..

"Best decision I have ever made enrolling into this school!"
—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 ▸
DURATION
5 Wks - 1 day/wk
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Short Course
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 ▸
DURATION
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 ▸
DURATION
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 ▸
DURATION
4 Wks (2 x 3hr class/wk)
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Brisbane Campus 21st Oct 19
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Whether you are a beginner with no previous experience wanting to start your career as a fashion photographer, a stylist looking to improve their skills or someone just interested in photography, this course is for you. Learn how to take great ... MORE ▸
DURATION
15 x 3hr Classes
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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 ▸
DURATION
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 ▸
DURATION
13Wks (6hrs / Wk)
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Short Course
Learn to create professional fashion illustrations and specification drawings using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn the skills to create fashion illustrations, design presentations, technical drawings, swing tags, and bu... MORE ▸
DURATION
8 Weeks - 8 x 3hr Lessons
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Short Course
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 ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Short Course
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 ▸
DURATION
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 ▸
DURATION
5 classes
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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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Short Course
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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Brisbane Campus 26th Oct 19
Short Course
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 ▸
DURATION
1 day/week (8wks)
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Short Course
Receive accreditation for eyelash extensions MORE ▸
DURATION
6 weeks
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Brisbane Campus 9th Dec 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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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 ▸
DURATION
5 Wks - Fri 9.30am - 3:30pm
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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 ▸
DURATION
2 Days
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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 ▸
DURATION
5 Days
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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 ▸
DURATION
1 Day
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Workshop
DURATION
1 Day
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Brisbane Campus 9th Dec 19
Workshop
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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Brisbane Campus 6th Dec 19