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NSW TAFE is offering free access to online courses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Time to upskill: The NSW Government has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by offering free online courses through NSW TAFE.
Time to upskill: The NSW Government has responded to the COVID-19 crisis by offering free online courses through NSW TAFE.

TAFE NSW is offering free online access to 21 short courses to anyone in NSW who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the pandemic had resulted to dramatic changes in the way people work, with many losing their jobs.

He said courses on offer would assist job seekers and workers who wish to diversify their skills during these challenging times.

"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."

Among the 21 short courses are: 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.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said the organisation was committed to ensuring people had 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," Mr Faurby said.

Details: Phone 131 601 or visit tafensw.edu.au. For a full list of the courses on offer click here.