TAFE NSW launches new Lockdown Learning course for the events industry

TAFE NSW has launched a new Lockdown Learning course as a pathway into the events industry.

More than 20,000 people have already enrolled in 25 fee-free Lockdown Learning courses, with almost 10,000 people studying with TAFE NSW for the first time.

TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby said the new Statement of Attainment in Getting Started in the Events Industry is open to 800 people and will provide essential skills to support event operators as NSW begins to reopen.

“We are proud to offer customised training to help our businesses, our communities, and our economy bounce back from this pandemic,” Faurby said.

“Many workers were stood down from jobs in the events industry due to Covid-19 and have since found work elsewhere. As restrictions ease and the industry begins to reopen, this short course will provide a pathway to opportunities in the sector, where there is likely to be a shortage of skilled staff.”

Faurby said across NSW, more than 120,000 people have enrolled in TAFE NSW short courses since they were first introduced in April 2020 as a response to the pandemic.

“Our suite of free online and virtual courses has assisted thousands of people to use their time in lockdown wisely and upskill themselves or their staff, enhance their job prospects, or begin retraining for a new career,” he said.

“We have a long and proud history of training the state’s workforce and now more than ever, it is vital to provide the skills people need to get back to work and drive the return of business and industry.”