Tasmania's vocational education provider will deliver free short courses in "generic skill areas" to deliver transferable skills.
The SKILL UP for your Future campaign was announced by Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff on Monday when it was announced TasTAFE would offer 10 free short courses.
Chief executive Jenny Dodd clarified the short courses would be available in generic skill areas such as customer service, business computing, career planning, writing job applications, maths and digital literacy on Tuesday after that detail was unavailable on Monday.
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"These short courses will enable Tasmanians to help them prepare and seek employment," Ms Dodd said.
"SKILL UP for your future is focused on delivering transferable skills, useful to employers across various jobs and industries, as well as skills to support people to successfully enter into employment." TasTAFE's teachers will deliver the courses online.
"Our teachers have been supported in transitioning to online delivery and have embraced the opportunity to develop a number of new online courses tailored specifically for the program," she said.
Meanwhile, the first small groups of students needing to have practical elements of their courses assessed have arrived back on campus.
As part of the easing of coronavirus restrictions, Premier Peter Gutwein announced last week that small groups of students could come back to TasTAFE campuses to be assessed.
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The first group of students came through the doors on Monday.
"TasTAFE will continue to invite students to come onto campus for practical learning or assessment sessions over the coming months," Ms Dodd said.
"This has been a planned process by TasTAFE which was begun at the start of the COVID-19 close-downs."
Ms Dodd said the coronavirus situation was changing rapidly and while work was being done to make sure there was no disruption to education she could not confirm if the small groups would lead to a delay in students completing or receiving their certificates.
To sign up to the free courses register online.
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