In announcing the news, TAFE NSW said the fee-free short courses will be delivered in conjunction with the NSW government. Each can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.
Commenting on the announcement, Skills and Tertiary Education Minister Geoff Lee said that free courses would help keep businesses in business, and could be especially beneficial for those currently in hibernation.
“The NSW government understands that circumstances have changed for a lot of people and business owners, which means the way they work and how they conduct their business has also changed,” Mr Lee said.
“The TAFE NSW fee-free accredited courses will contribute to helping businesses stay in business and people stay in jobs. It’s vital we keep people employed and ensure we have the ability to rebound when things do improve.
“We also understand that many industries are in hibernation, so using this period to upskill for the future is time well spent.”
The 21 short courses include eMarketing for Small Business, Engaging Customers Using Social Media, Writing and Presentation Skills, Computing Skills, Team Leader Skill Set and Administration Skills for Team Leaders.
TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said the organisation is committed to ensuring people have access to first-class, customised training to meet their needs.
“For over 130 years, TAFE NSW has been preparing the state’s workforce for the jobs of tomorrow and it is no different during this time,” Mr Faurby said.
More information, including a full list of courses, is available via TAFE NSW or by calling 131 601.