Professional and Personal Development Courses

  • 3rd February 2018 -
    30th June 2018

Monash Training and Professional Development, formerly known as Monash Short Courses, is a not-for-profit service provided by the Monash Student Association, located at Monash University in Clayton.

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Public Speaking for Absolute Beginners

Thursday, 26 Apr
Friday, 22 Jun

Duration: 13 hours

Price: MSA Card $189 / Concession $194 / Other $202

Public Speaking is often said to be the number one fear of most people. What people fail to understand is that this fear is easily overcome. All it takes is a few simple techniques and strategies. These sessions will help you overcome nervousness, get rid of the butterflies, stop the shaky hands, and eliminate the sweaty palms. They will help you feel as comfortable presenting to a group as you are talking to a friend in the office. Explore how to gain the power and confidence of an excellent communicator and public speaker, identify and understand your own fears and find practical ways to overcome them, become calm and confident, eliminate performance anxiety, understand your internal state and your unconscious mind, gain and maintain empowering beliefs and prepare for your speech/presentation.

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Professional Business Writing

Friday 23 Feb
Thursday 21 Jun

Duration: 11 hours

Price: MSA Card $169 / Concession $173 / Other $183*

This course will equip you with some of the skills necessary for business writing. Learn how to engage a wide audience in a clear and precise manner. Topics include: sentence and paragraph construction, spelling and grammar tips, plain English writing style, writing simply and clearly, letter and email writing, writing media releases, page layout and design, how to write a job or funding application and making your writing readable.

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First Aid Level 2, Level 1 & CPR (Combined)

Saturday, 3 Feb
Thursday, 1 Mar
Friday, 6 Apr
Tuesday, 8 May
Saturday, 2 Jun
Saturday, 30 Jun

Duration: Lvl 1 & 2 – 7 hours. CPR – 2.5 hours

  • Performing CPR -Basic life support
  • DRABCD -Care of unconscious person
  • Severe Allergic reaction
  • Care of unconscious person
  • Demonstrate the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • Bleeding and wound care
  • Infection control
  • and much more

First Aid Level 1
First Aid Level 2
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