Lithgow community members will now have access to skills training for free with the NSW Government supporting the recovery efforts following recent bushfires, by introducing a suite of fee-free courses.
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The courses will assist with the rebuilding and repairing of vital infrastructure such as homes and businesses as well as providing employment opportunities, according to Bathurst MP Paul Toole.
"The range of fee-free short courses was determined following consultation with local government, businesses and the Lithgow community," he said.
He said TAFE NSW would offer Statements of Attainment in Micro Business Essentials and Chainsaw Operations to service immediate needs in the community.
There will also be Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gambling available as courses which can assist jobseekers reskilling in a new industry.
Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the courses were a great opportunity for Lithgow residents to access quality training.
"It will add value to a business proposal, manage finances and insurances, and advertise and market local businesses.
"The NSW Government is committed to providing regional communities with the opportunity to recover from disasters by upskilling in essential skills to help them get back on their feet," he said.
Courses will commence on May 18 and will be delivered online to students.
For more information about the fee-free courses available to bushfire affected communities, visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/ or call 131 601.
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