Small Businesses to Benefit from $30 Million Skills for Business Initiative

Tuesday 19 June 2018

Small businesses and their staff now have access to free business skills training thanks to a new $30 million NSW Government initiative aimed at helping small businesses grow and thrive.

The new Skills for Business program means local companies and their staff can undertake free TAFE NSW qualifications in subjects including digital and financial literacy, cybersecurity and general business management. Fully-subsidised training courses provided are to include financial planning, taxation, risk management, legal decisions, using spreadsheets, social media tools, website creation and maintenance, creating an e-business, and cybersecurity.

The free TAFE courses will be delivered online, with a face-to-face component, to allow small businesses to learn when it suits them best, with live tutorials also on offer.

Assistant Minister for Skills Adam Marshall said the TAFE NSW training would be open to all small to medium sized businesses operating within NSW with up to 199 employees, but priority will be given to businesses with fewer than 19 employees.

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