When you want to update or further your skills to get ahead in your career, explore new avenues for personal development or just to try new things in a less pressured environment; where’s the best place to do short courses in Sydney?
I've done a couple of courses at the Sydney Community College which have been fantastic and often cheaper than other places that do short courses. Though at the moment I'm doing a short course in basic Korean language which is free at the Korean Cultural Office in the city, so you can't beat that price! They also offer Korean cooking classes and K-Pop dancing classes at a really good price too, so that's worth checking out too.
Open Colleges has a huge range of short courses that you can do online/by distance. My Mum has done a few with them and she finished them much faster than I finished my university course, that's for sure!
The only short courses I've participated in in Sydney are writing ones, but I'd definitely recommend them. The NSW Writer's Centre has some fantastic ones with different Australian authors, and Faber Academy which is run through the publishing house Allen and Unwin also have some really great ones on offer. The Faber Academy ones often include lunch as well, which is a bonus.
I have been to Sydney Community College in Rozelle and must say that the course I did there for art was very fun and stimulating. Another place I know that runs short courses are Top Ryde library. I have seen courses for writing for as little as $10 there. Unfortunately though, I was unable to attend that course due to timetable clashes. However, definitely keep an eye on local libraries for affordable short courses.