Corona-courses: upskilling in lockdown

28.04.20 04:17 PM By Caitlin

If you're yearning for some lockdown learning, we've rounded up the places you can access FREE online courses to keep you busy!

TAFE New South Wales

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free* short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Courses range from building business skills through to marketing for small business and are broken down into bite sized pieces.

Check out the details here

TAFE Victoria

The Vic Government offers a range of FREE* courses for in demand roles, to get more Victorians into high need areas.

The courses can be completed on campus or online through a range of providers across the state. Courses include bookkeeping an accounting through to community services and mental health.

Check out the details here

Hubspot Academy

HubSpot Academy is the worldwide leader in free online training for inbound marketing, sales, and customer service professionals. They specialise in comprehensive certifications, singular topic courses, and bite-sized lessons for professionals looking to grow their career and business.

Courses include a massive range of marketing, copywriting, sales, web design and more. They also offer certifications that show as industry certified badges to your LinkedIn profile.

Check out the details here


The online learning firm has created a Free Resource Centre in light of COVID-19, with more than 250 free courses available.
“We understand things feel uncertain right now, and we’re all looking for ways we can help. At Udemy, our mission is to improve lives through learning. Sometimes that means new skills for a new career, and sometimes it’s as simple as realising a lifelong passion,” the website says.
Courses include finance, digital marketing, programming and web development.

Check out the details here

LinkedIn Learning

The training arm of LinkedIn offers a free month for all LinkedIn members to access a massive range of courses.
Choose anything from Excel through to social media marketing and have your completed courses show on your profile.

Check out the details here