Thursday, 1 October 2020
7,000 enrol in free TAFE courses

More than 7,000 Queenslanders have enrolled in 15 free online TAFE courses offered by the State Government.

The courses, offered through the Job Finder portal, range from Customer Engagement, Farm work, Health Support to Digital Literacy.

Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman said Digital Literacy and Data Analysis were the most popular and they we also seeing enrolments take off in Community Care and Mental Health.

“Providing easy to access, free online training helps support Queenslanders to get back on their feet,” Ms Fentiman said.

A part of the Jobs Finder Queensland portal, which helps find new jobs for those displaced by the Covid virus shutdowns.

“In the last fortnight more than 4,200 have registered to be matched with new job opportunities,” she said.

“These courses can enable Queenslanders to be job-ready for those emerging industries where there is employment demand.

“We are aiming to remove barriers to employment and this new skilling opportunity is one way we can help Queenslanders find a job or even start and grow their own business once the economy recovers.”

The 15 free online courses are:

• Aged and disability carer

• Customer Engagement

• Farm work including pest and 

weed management

• Food Service

• Health Support

• Medication Assistance

• Mentoring and Supervising

• Mental Health and Peer Work

• Transport (Driver)

• Digital Literacy

• Cyber Security

• Communication Technologies for Business Success

• Digital data Essentials

• Data Security Essentials

• Data Analysis Essentials