Learning can take place in all sorts of ways. Traditionally we think of learning physically in a classroom setting. But online learning has opened up a world of possibilities and accessibility.  

Thanks to advancing technology, virtual classrooms are better than ever and you have the added benefit of picking up digital literacy skills along with your course content – win-win.  

Online learning is here to stay – CAE students and lifelong learners have embraced the experience and convenience that it offers.  

With our specially developed interactive online short courses, you can still have the chance to learn, connect and grow with others.  

Explore our range of online short courses Melbourne

CAE’s online short courses coming up soon:  



In this survey of the Australian art scene during the 1950’s and the 1960’s, there is a particular focus on artists exploring non-figurative  and “abstract” modes of expression. This was a period in which many Australian artists attempted to break free of local traditions and engage directly with international artistic trends, whilst others sought to develop an art that was recognisably Australian. We will consider painters and sculptors such as Fairweather, Passmore, French, Olsen, Klippel, and several who participated in the landmark “Field” exhibition of 1968. 

The course will trace the evolution of the tragic vision in Western theatre, from its origins in Ancient Greece through to the 21st Century. We will investigate the ways in which individual playwrights such as Sophocles, Shakespeare, Schiller, and Miller engaged with the theatrical tradition and the universality of the human situation whilst reflecting the particular circumstances and concerns of their own age. 


Established Australian poet Claire Gaskin will take you on a journey into the wonderful world of poetry. Whether you are just starting out or are simply curious, this hands-on course will not only discuss the various styles and features of existing poems but students will be encouraged to write their own, for sharing and discussion.