Locals looking for ways to upskill themselves whilst self-isolating are advised that TAFE NSW has rolled out 21 fee free online short courses.
The courses can be completed in a few short weeks or in some cases days.
They all fall under five key categories: Administration, digital literacy, medical knowledge, business leadership and business skills, with the goal to provide all NSW residents the chance to better themselves before they return to the workforce.
For those that lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic, it’s also an opportunity to add some qualifications and proficiencies to the resume.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said: “The 21 fee-free courses will assist job seekers and workers on the Central Coast who want to diversify their skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Providing these courses will also help businesses stay afloat and help people stay in jobs.
“TAFE has provided education and training to the Central Coast for more than 70 years and I know that these fee-free courses will be put to good use during these difficult next few months,” he added.
TAFE NSW Managing Director, Steffen Faurby, said the organisation is committed to ensuring that 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,” Faurby said.
The fee free accredited courses are open to all NSW residents over the age of 17.
The move comes after TAFE NSW announced a state-wide pause in on-campus teaching until at least April 27.
Press release, Apr 6
Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP
Website, Apr 6