Keen for a career change but not sure where to start? Got a bit of extra time on your hands but not cash? Free TAFE courses now available could be what you're looking for.
A suite of ten fee-free TAFE NSW courses are now available for New South Wales residents to build their skills during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, aged 15 years or older, no longer at school and living or working in NSW you may be eligible for the COVID rapid response courses.
The 10 fee-free short courses include:
- Reading plans for builders
- Construction materials and work, health and safety
- Digital security basics
- Medical terminology
- Business administration skills
- Business skills for supervisors
- Producing documents and spreadsheets
- Food handling
- Mental health
- Alcohol and other drug work
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the fee-free training in employment growth areas was just one of the ways the NSW Government was supporting the community through the lockdown.
"Whether you are in lockdown in Greater Sydney, or in a regional community, I urge residents to take advantage of the free training options available that will help build the skills needed to get a head start in a post-COVID economy," Mr Lee said.
"Training delivered through either online, self-paced learning or teacher-led virtual classrooms means people can upskill from their own home, with the confidence they are completing high quality, accredited TAFE training."
"The courses also link to further training pathways, enabling students to get a head-start towards a full qualification should they wish to continue studying down the track."
The short courses are in addition to the hundreds of NSW Government fee-free training already available for those who meet eligibility criteria, such as Mature Aged Workers Scholarships, Women in Business, and the JobTrainer program.
For more information and to see if you are eligible, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses or call 131 601.