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How a short course at SAE can help shape your creative future

It has never been a better time to study a short course! As an additional bonus for eligible domestic students, the Australian Government subsidies a portion of the course fee.
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Are you interested in up-skilling or a career change? Would you like a job aligned with your creative passions?

Do you want to develop tangible skills in a matter of months?

Consider a short course at SAE.

What is a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)?

A Commonwealth supported place (CSP) is a place at a higher education provider where the government pays part of your fees. This part is a subsidy, not a loan, and you don’t have to pay it back.

This subsidy does not cover the entire cost of your study. The remaining portion is called the ‘student contribution amount’, the payment of which is paid to SAE for the course.

A CSP is also available to domestic students – Australian Citizens and Permanent residents.

How do I find out more about CSP?

The Australian Government has information on the Study Assist website and this includes a fact sheet on CSP and HECS-HELP.

Visit the Study Assist website for more information.

What courses are available?

SAE offers a variety of ‘CSP’ short courses throughout the year* and we offer undergraduate and postgraduate certificates in Audio, Animation, Games, Design and Technology.

Many of the courses are online and provide project-based learning using industry software.

Courses previously offered* include:

  • Undergraduate Certificate in Graphic Design
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Augmented and Virtual Reality Application Development
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Game Art
  • Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Virtual Screen Production)
  • Undergraduate Certificate in IT (Scripting and User Experience)
  • Graduate Certificate in Emerging Technologies
  • Graduate Certificate in Creative Industries
*Please note courses listed may not be available for every intake. Please check the course section for more information.

Short courses can provide students with skills, experience and certificate qualifications. They also provide easy pathways to continued study at SAE.

Courses subject to availability

SAE short course intakes
SAE short courses launch three times a year - in March, July and November.
All short courses mentioned in this article may not be available year-round - so please check the 'Courses' section of the website for further information.

How can I apply for a short course at SAE?

Applying to an SAE short course is easy!

Add in your details in the Apply Now form and select the Short Course you are interested in. An SAE course advisor will then be in touch with you to discuss your candidacy for the course and further outline the steps in applying for the short course and CSP.

Alternatively, you could give SAE a call on 1800 723 338 to discuss your study opportunities at SAE and short courses.

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