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MP Chris Gulaptis

Community encouraged to take advantage of free TAFE courses

Clarence Valley residents searching for new professional challenges should consider accessing TAFE courses which are now 100 percent subsidised by the NSW Government.

Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis has announced there are 10 new short courses in areas such as diverse health, business and construction that the Government is temporarily making “absolutely free.”

“Training will be delivered through either online, self-paced learning or teacher-led virtual classrooms which takes Covid-19 out of the equation and allows people to learn in the comfort of their own home,” he said.

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the fee free traiChris Gning in employment growth areas was just one of the ways the NSW Government was supporting residents through the lockdown.

“Whether you are in lockdown in Greater Sydney, or in a regional community, I urge NSW 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-19 economy,” he said.

If you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, aged 15 or older, no longer at school and living or working in NSW you may be eligible for the Covid-19 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; and alcohol and other drug work.

For more information and to see if you are eligible, visit tafensw.edu.au or call 131 601.