05 Aug Chronicle Counsel: Free TAFE Courses for Coasties
If you’re looking to upskill during the lockdown, there are a number of Free TAFE Courses for Coasties that may be of interest!
Central Coast residents looking for ways to upskill whilst in lockdown are encouraged to register for one of 10 fee-free online short courses being rolled out by TAFE NSW.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the courses could be of benefit to both workers and jobseekers.
“There are four areas of study to choose from and they include health training, digital security, business administration and construction industry skills,” Mr Crouch said.
“All of the short courses are delivered through self-paced learning or teacher-led virtual classrooms. Some of the courses take just a few days and some can be completed within a few weeks.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to receive formally-recognised vocational education from TAFE NSW without paying a single dollar, helping workers and jobseekers get ahead in the post COVID-19 economy.”
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.
“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,” Dr Lee said.
The 10 fee-free online short courses are:
– Alcohol and other drug work,
– Business administration skills,
– Business skills for supervisors,
– Construction materials and work, health and safety,
– Digital security basics,
– Food handling
– Medical terminology,
– Mental health,
– Producing documents and spreadsheets, and
– Reading plans for builders.
For more information, go to: www.tafensw.edu.au/fee-free-short-courses.