Our top picks for learning and development in May 2020.

by Matt Griffiths on May 07, 2020

With venues in hibernation and businesses re-imagining their future, now more than ever employees need to be looking at developing existing and attaining new skills.


1. TAFE NSW Fee-Free Short Courses

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, is offering a number of fee-free short courses that can be completed in just days or weeks, offering practical skills and experiences across a range of industries.

Courses provide an accredited outcome and are available for a range of disciplines including administration, digital impact, leadership and business skills.

Check them out via the TAFE NSW website and enrol for FREE


2. Royal Life Saving NSW Technical Operations

A global pandemic is sure to bring close attention to health and hygiene in venues, and in particular the mitigation of risk of disease transmission. Properly maintained swimming pool water is key to mitigate any risk to bather health. We expect Health Departments to take a keen increase in venue hygiene when they reopen and now is a great time to ensure staff are up skilled in monitoring and maintaining pool water quality.

Email courses@royalnsw.com.au to enrol. Course costs $570.00


3. LSV Aquatic, Fitness and Recreation (AFAR) – Professional Development Series

In uncertain and challenging times, key aquatic and fitness industry organisations have come together and taken the decision to step up the effort to support engagement and professional development during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The outcome of this collaboration is the decision to offer free professional development opportunities to anybody associated with the aquatic and fitness industry four times each week between April and July.

With four streams covering Aquatic Operations, Swimming and Water Safety Education, Management and Leadership and Health and Fitness; these sessions are proving extremely popular.

Learn more via the Life Saving Victoria website


4. Hubspot Academy

Effective digital marketing and communications is essential to every business regardless of size or industry in todays world. Hubspot, the worlds largest CRM offers a range of free online training courses and certifications covering digital marketing, sales and content strategies to help you get started and become more effective in digital communications and online marketing.

Enrol in a course at Hubspot Academy for FREE


5. Leading Strategic Innovation: How to lead with purpose with FutureLearn

Strategic thinking and innovation is going to be critical to leader’s success as COVID-19 reshapes not only our industry, but society as a whole. Lucky for us, FutureLearn offers a free course Leading Strategic Innovation. Developed by Deakin and Coventry Universities this short online course offers leaders an introduction to strategic thinking, change and leadership purpose.

Enrol at FutureLearn for FREE