Explore your training options
To make sure you and your employees get the right type of skills and training, find out about the range of options on offer.
Need help exploring the options? Industry Skills Councils and Education and Training Advisers can help you to identify and meet your training needs.
You should also check out our information on:
- apprenticeship and traineeships - courses - workshops and events - mentoring - on the job training - online learning.
Apprenticeships and traineeships
Investing in training through an apprenticeship or traineeships can deliver real benefits in your business. They are formal training arrangements between an employer and an employee and can lead to your employee obtaining a nationally recognised qualification.
Want to know more?
Read about how you can employ an apprentice or trainee (or offer an apprenticeship or traineeship to one of your existing employees).
Courses and qualifications
There are many formal courses and qualifications that can help you or your employees develop the skills you need in your business.
Before you enrol in a course, make sure it’s being delivered by a registered training organisation (RTO). RTOs must meet nationally recognised standards of quality and deliver nationally recognised training. There are around 5000 RTOs in Australia, all offering different types of training.
You can search the MySkills website for:
nationally recognised training courses specific to your industry, in your state or territory
registered training organisations in a location near you.
Training workshops and events
There are many free and low cost workshops, events and seminars provided by all levels of government, including local councils. Search our Event Finder for one near you.
Mentoring can be an effective way to develop your skills and your employees' skills at little or no cost.
Mentoring can be performed informally between two co-workers with different levels of experience. It's a great way to support productive relationships in the workplace and to encourage your more experienced employees to develop supervisor skills.
You can also use mentoring to learn new skills from successful business people. You can find a mentor yourself through your networks, or You can also search our Grant Finder for government funded mentoring programmes in your area.
On the job training
On the job training is any training that takes place in your workplace. It can include training from a supervisor or another employee. You can use existing workplace skills and knowledge to educate your employees on different areas of your business.
Other free and low cost ways to gain skills, at a time and place you choose, include:
taking part in webinars (web-based seminars), such as the business webinars offered by the Queensland Government
enrolling in the free online course Certificate III Micro Business Operations on the Small Business Building website
watching educational videos on our YouTube channel .