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Free TAFE courses on offer in NSW to up-skill people during coronavirus crisis

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People in New South Wales will be able to up-skill during the coronavirus pandemic, with 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses now available online.

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, made the announcement this morning and said the select courses will assist job seekers and workers looking to diversify their skills during the crisis.

NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, made the announcement this morning. Source: AAP.

“This initiative is good news. It means people can start preparing for when these difficult times are over,” Ms Berejiklian said.

“Rather than not having a job or not working from home, it’s an opportunity for you to upgrade your skills or acquire new skills so that you can enter or re-enter the workforce after this crisis.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, Geoff Lee, concurred with the Premier and said the fee-free courses will contribute “to helping businesses stay in business and people stay in jobs.”

“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.

“We also understand that many industries are in hibernation, so using this period to upskill for the future is time well spent.”

People interested in accessing the online courses can choose from a range of topics including administration skills, digital impact, health and medical knowledge, leadership and business skills.

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

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