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12 October 2021

Looking to upskill for 2022? Join a DUSA webinar or short course

What are your professional plans for 2022 and beyond? Short courses and webinars are an excellent way to learn new skills and stand out from the crowd, particularly when applying for a new job.

Deakin University Student Association (DUSA) provides a range of training opportunities throughout the year in a variety of different areas, from first aid and hospitality, to sign language courses seminars and trade accreditations.

Here’s a peek at the short courses DUSA is hosting for the remainder of 2021.

Prepare yourself for a job in hospitality

Join our Responsible Serving of Food short course on Friday 22 October, designed for beginners who’d like to secure a job in the hospitality industry! In this online course you will learn the fundamentals of food hygiene practices and will obtain your Use Hygienic Practices for Food Safety certificate.

If you’re looking for restaurant or bar work, learn to serve alcohol in compliance with relevant liquor legislation in the Responsible Service of Alcohol short course. This course will be held online on Monday 25 October.

Gain an accreditation to work in construction

Complete the one-day White Card course at Waurn Ponds on Friday 19 November. Completing a White Card course is mandatory for those working in the construction industry and is an accreditation to enable you to work safely. Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded your Prepare to Work Safely in the Construction Industry certificate.

Support others with mental health concerns

DUSA’s Mental Health First Aid short course will provide you with the skills to recognise common mental health problems, learn more about risk factors and develop an awareness of treatments available. This blended course will require you to complete an online component prior to two half-day online training sessions on Monday 22 November and Monday 29 November (you must attend both sessions to complete the course). 

Learn how to administer basic first aid and CPR 

Did you know some employers require their employees to hold basic first aid certificates? Or perhaps you’d like to learn essential life-saving skills for your own knowledge. Register now to complete your first aid qualifications in 2021!

Level 1 First Aid sessions 

Level 2 First Aid sessions 

Please note you don’t need to complete a Level 1 course before participating in a Level 2 First Aid course.

Half-day Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) sessions

Please note you won’t need to complete the CPR course separately if you’ve completed the First Aid sessions, as this CPR training is covered in the both the Level 1 and 2 First Aid courses.

Learn or advance your sign language skills

Learn the recognised language of the Australian deaf community with our Auslan sign language (Beginners) course online. This course is ideal for those wishing to communicate with other signers socially and for service providers such as medica.

We are also running the Auslan Sign Language (Level 2) course online. This course will allow you to continue to develop your skills and knowledge obtained from the Auslan beginners course (please note you must have completed the beginners course in order to be eligible for this intermediate course).

Both the Beginner and Level 2 courses run for four consecutive weeks, with sessions held during the evenings from 6–8pm. Students will receive a certificate of participation upon completion.

See you soon!

DUSA short courses and webinars aim to include all students. If you have any access requirements or enquiries, please contact [email protected] to discuss your needs.

For a full list of available short courses, including details and costs, check out the short courses section of DUSA’s event calendar. Make sure you sign up now to avoid disappointment!

And remember there are excellent discounts for all DUSA members, so consider joining DUSA if you haven’t already. Find out more at

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