Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development The Honourable Shannon Fentiman announced Monday 8 June 2020 “The Palaszczuk Government is partnering with a globally successful online training company to provide a world first for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19.”

“The Queensland Small Business Skills Hub provides access for small businesses and their employees to around 400 online courses in topic areas such as Leading a Successful Business, Digital Skills and Foundation Business Skills,” the Minister said.

“The second GO1 portal, Skills Focus Queensland, will provide access for Queenslanders whose jobs were impacted by COVID-19 with approximately 400 courses across topic areas such as CV Writing and Interview Preparation, Sales, Finance and IT.”

The Queensland Small Business Skills Hub will have courses across four topic areas:

  • Foundation Business Skills
  • Leading a Successful Business;
  • Connecting Businesses and Customers; and
  • Digital Skills and Adapting to Change.

Small business owners and operators will also be able to create their own training programs for their employees.

The Skills Focus Queensland portal will have courses across seven topic areas:

  • Job Finder and Skills Booster, such as CV writing and interview preparation;
  • Accounting and Finance;
  • Sales and Customer Service;
  • Hospitality;
  • Programming and IT;

Access to the GO1 online library is part of the Palaszczuk government’s $500 million Workers Assistance package under the government’s Economic Recovery Strategy – Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to support employment and enable future economic growth

GO1 co-founder Vu Tran said the courses are aimed at offering lifelong training to workers as they move towards a post-pandemic world.

To access the portals, click the links below to be redirected.

Queensland Small Business Skills Hub                       Skills Focus Queensland

To read the full media statement, CLICK HERE.


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