Shire delivers free TAFE Business courses to local community

Published on Friday, 18 June 2021 at 12:02:47 PM

The Shire of Coolgardie has partnered with Central Regional TAFE to provide free Business courses to eligible community members.

The MOU signed by both parties aims to provide a broad range of courses and education services in a safe, local and easily accessible environment.

The TAFE courses to be offered in Kambalda commencing in Semester 2, 19 July include:

Operating a Small Business Skill Set FREE for everyone 15 years of age or older

Part time – 12 week course

3-hour class once per week (Kambalda Recreation Centre)

3-6 hours of work from home per week
Business Ready Skill Set FREE for some

15 – 24 years (not at school)

Receiving JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment

Receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY

Pensioner concession card, Health Care Card, Repatriation Health Benefits Card holders

Dependent of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

Part time – 12 week course

3-hour class once per week (Kambalda Recreation Centre)

3-6 hours of work from home per week

The ‘Operating a Small Business Skill Set’ course aims to support small business owners or those looking to open a business. During the 12-week course, students will learn about producing business documents, small business practices, WHS laws and how to use social media for businesses.

Designed for those aged 15-24 years, the ‘Business Ready Skill Set’ course prepares students for the workforce with skills that are transferable across industries. The course focuses on customer service and relationship management, how to use business technology and produce business documents as well as how to follow WHS and emergency procedures.

Shire President, Malcolm Cullen said the MOU with Central Regional TAFE will help support Shire of Coolgardie residents in accessing training within their community.

“By providing free and easy access to training and education, we hope to build a strong local workforce. This initiative with TAFE will benefit our students, businesses and community as a whole,” said Cr Cullen.

The Shire has also worked with Central Regional TAFE on supporting VET Pathways for Year 11 and 12 students at Kambalda West District High School, removing the need for Kambalda youth to travel to Kalgoorlie-Boulder for their studies.

To register for the TAFE courses, or to find out more information, contact TAFE Client Services on 1800 672 700 or visit our Mini Enrolment Day on Friday 25 June at the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility.

Operating a Small Business Skill Set

Business Ready Skill Set

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