Over the coming months job seekers may look towards ways to stand out once employers start hiring again, and NSW TAFE is now offering a free way for many people to up-skill.
A total of 21 short online courses will be offered, free of charge, and will be largely aimed at diversifying workers' skill sets to help them following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said TAFE is committed to ensuring people have access to the highest quality education.
"The NSW Government understands that circumstances have changed for a lot of people and business owners, which means the way they work and how they conduct their business has also changed," Mr Lee said.
"The TAFE NSW fee-free accredited courses will contribute to helping businesses stay in business and people stay in jobs.
"It's vital we keep people employed and ensure we have the ability to rebound when things do improve."
This sentiment was echoed by local MP Michael Johnsen, who believes it will be "put to good use" in the Upper Hunter electorate.
Among the courses being offered without cost are Computing Skills, Writing and Presentation Skills, Team Leader Skill Set, Administration Skills for Team Leaders, eMarketing for Small Business and Engaging Customers Using Social Media.
For more information, including a full list of courses, please call 131 601 or visit the TAFE NSW website.