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How short courses will drive post COVID-19 recovery

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Research suggests at least 23 per cent of Australians believe they don’t have the right skills for the future and more than three million workers are seeking a complete career change in light of the pandemic.

Almost overnight, COVID-19 transformed how we live, work, play, and learn. Higher and Vocational Education providers were among those hit first and hit hardest; campuses across Australia were shutdown, international students weren’t able to enter the country, and there was the need for an immediate shift from face-to-face to online learning.

On top of this, successful businesses across the nation shut their doors, with more than 80 per cent ceasing some or all commercial activity. As a result, large swathes of the population will require retraining and they’ll need it remotely.

Short courses will play a pivotal role as a means to retrain workers displaced during the pandemic and will support thousands of learners as we look to rebuild Australia’s economy.

Download this eBook to learn more about the benefits of short courses and how TAFE Queensland rapidly set up short courses to support businesses preparing to reopen their doors by training them on how to do so safely.