The University of Wollongong (UOW) will offer more than 20 short courses to help workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic boost their skills and embark on a new career path.
The 23 short courses encompass areas of national priority, including education, nursing, health, IT, and science, and will be subsidised as part of the Federal Government’s Higher Education Relief Package, running from July 2020 to December 2020.
Workers who have lost their job or had their employment reduced on the back of the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis will be able to use the next six months to learn a set of skills or retrain. Those who complete these semester-long online courses, comprising four subjects, will receive a Higher Education Certificate. While this is not a formal qualification in and of itself, it will provide a pathway towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
A full list of short courses on offer is available here.