RMIT Short Courses

An RMIT short course offers you the opportunity to quickly enhance your professional skills, increase general knowledge in a chosen area or simply nurture a new talent or hobby.

RMIT offers a wide range of high-quality, flexible and practical courses in a variety of subject areas including design, business, engineering, fashion, architecture, communication, art, languages, technology, health and more.

Taking a short course with RMIT gives you access to:

  • industry experts with a passion for excellence and innovation
  • cutting-edge technology, equipment and facilities
  • current and relevant course content
  • convenient Melbourne locations.

Our courses also offer you the opportunity to build skill sets that can lead into further studies.

Meet some of our facilitators and previous students:


Facilitator: Hisao Zen

Course(s): Japanese Joinery - Level 1

For over 20 years, Hisao has honed his training and skills through stringent and disciplined projects that have included building and restoration of historic Buddhist temples and landmark shrines.

In more contemporary environments Hisao has further extended his field of craftsmanship to domestic and commercial building and interior design upgrades and refinement.

Hisao runs Zen's Studio, a Melbourne based business specialising in fine woodworking. 


Facilitator: Cam Cope

Course(s):  Contemporary Travel Photography with Cam Cope

Cam Cope is the 2014 Australian Travel Photographer of the Year, and an experienced travel photojournalist with an infectious passion for engaging with different cultures and sharing knowledge.

His work is regularly published in magazines such as Australian Geographic, The Weekend Australian, Get Lost, International Traveller, Royal Auto, TravelTalk and others.

Cam also maintains documentary and art practices, exhibits widely, presents publicly on his work, has published several book titles and has work in the permanent collection of the Melbourne Museum.


Student: Kate Dillon

Course(s): Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Fashion – Introduction, Bag Making 1: Clutch Bag, Bag Making 2: Gusseted Hand Bag

"The courses provided invaluable insight into leather, pattern making and stitch detailing, all of which greatly influenced my She Lion designs. The teacher also provided wonderful knowledge and tips about the handbag industry itself"

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