A unique opportunity for Queensland small businesses to access free online training and skills courses

The Queensland Government is partnering with GO1, a Logan City based, globally successful online training company to provide a world first for Queensland small businesses and employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In announcing the partnership, Queensland Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, Shannon Fentiman MP described GO1 as the ‘Netflix for training’ having already achieved the milestone of over one million users worldwide.

Through the Queensland Small Business Skills Hub small business owners, startups and their staff now have a great opportunity to access over 500 highly relevant online courses, ranging from a few minutes to an hour, for FREE until December 2020.

The courses are grouped under key topics including:

 

• Foundation business skills

• Leading a successful business

• Connecting businesses and customers

• Digital skills and adapting to change.

  

Examples of courses available include – Introduction to Digital Marketing, Keys to set up a Remote Team, Build Resilience through Perseverance, How to Deal with Customer Complaints and Improve Your Business, Cyber Security Tips for Small Business, Top Retail Tips, The 4P’s of Marketing and Starting a Small Business.

To access the free courses, eligible small business owners with an ABN registered in Queensland and a team of 20 or less staff can register at https://www.qldskills.com.au

GO1 co-founder Vu Tran expects the hub offering to be expanded during the six month pilot based on ongoing feedback from small business users and other key stakeholder organisations across the state. Tran hopes to see thousands of small business owners and their staff benefiting significantly from the learning options available and applying their additional knowledge to better coping and thriving into the future.

“As we look to the months ahead, we want Queenslanders to be well equipped to tackle any economic headwinds that may lie ahead,” Mr Tran said.

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

Individuals who have had their employment impacted by COVID-19 can connect to the Skills Focus Queensland training portal through the Jobs Finder portal at: https://www.qld.gov.au/jobs/education/covid-19-training

Access to the GO1 online library is part of the Queensland government’s Economic Recovery Strategy – Unite and Recover for Queensland Jobs to support employment and enable future economic growth.

 

 

For further information contact: Paul Russell, GO1’s Small Business Lead

Email: paul.russell@go1.com Mobile: 0400 178 175

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