Free Skill Set Courses on Offer to COVID-related Displaced Workers

Free Skill Set Courses on Offer to COVID-related Displaced Workers

CQUniversity is getting behind a Queensland Government move to help people who have been displaced from their jobs because of COVID-19 by offering a series of free online skill set courses.

Funded though the Queensland Government’s COVID-19 Worker Assistance Package, the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT) recently announced the skill sets in the Aged and Disability Care, Health Support, Medication Assistance, Hospitality Mentoring and Supervision and Food Service areas.

CQUniversity Pro Vice-Chancellor for VET Operations and Growth Peter Heilbuth said the skill sets would give eligible participants the opportunity to add to their current knowledge, learn up-to-date- techniques or reskill in a new industry area, without having to do a full qualification – for free.

“Each skill set is made up of one or more industry-recognised competencies that will provide participants with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for,” he said.

He said eligible students must be job seekers or workers displaced by COVID-19, who can provide evidence that they are a jobseeker, or someone who has lost their job because of COVID-19.

Participants can enrol in multiple skill sets, but not concurrently. They are also allowed to hold a past Certificate III or high-level qualification and can be enrolled directly into a lower-level qualification as required.

For more information or to register your interest visit https://www.cqu.edu.au/student-life/student-finances/fees-and-charges/vet-students/subsidised-training/free-online-skill-sets