Refresh existing or learn new skills on a career break

Some people may want to completely switch off from work during their career break. Others might take the opportunity to boost or expand their skill set. 

If your choice is the latter, there is a wide range of government and privately run courses and training programs to consider.

Skill Finder

Skill Finder connects you to free and practical short courses that can help you:

  • brush up on your skills after parental leave or a career break
  • upskill for a promotion
  • reskill for a career change 
  • try a new skill before committing to a formal qualification

Course Finder 

Course Finder lets you search for online courses offered by multiple universities, TAFEs as well as private and community colleges across Australia.

The Course Finder website:

  • curates and compares over 300 accredited online and distance learning options
  • lists courses ranging from accounting to youth work, with many available as short, single unit subjects
  • allows you to filter your search by industry, study mode or education provider