Free TAFE Courses To Help Support Our Local Community

07 Apr 2020 education

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward MP said that a suite of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the State who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr Ward said that the pandemic response has had a dramatic effect on communities and working life, but these select courses will assist job seekers and workers looking to diversify their skills during these times.

“TAFE NSW has been a reliable educational institution for more than 130 years supporting communities all across NSW. These fee-free courses will be put to good use in our community during this challenging time,” Mr Ward said.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Dr Geoff Lee said TAFE is committed to ensuring people have access to the highest quality education.

“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.

More information, including a full list of courses, is available here or by calling 131 601.