This page contains useful information to help businesses combat the challenges brought by COVID–19. It may be time to move your business online, pivot your offerings or up skill your staff to suit the current environment. Check out a list of useful resources below.

In late 2020, the Australian Marketing Institute launched the SME Marketing Hub, a free online platform containing information and resources for small and medium-sized businesses to manage their day to day marketing needs. The SME Marketing Hub contains tips and strategies to assist businesses to generate better results from marketing initiatives.

For more information, click here.

The NSW Government and TAFE NSW are offering a fully subsidised online program for women who are looking to establish a micro business, a small business, or who are already operating a business. Hear from some of Australia’s leading female entrepreneurs and access information about upcoming events and services which will assist in setting up and growing your business.

For more information and to check your eligibility, click here.

The Dream Collective has launched a free online program to support highly skilled professional women whose jobs have been impacted by COVID–19. This program consists of four modules which can be done at your own pace. It is aimed at re-skilling and up-skilling to prepare for career transitions and new job opportunities.

For more information click here.

Business Connect offers a range of free services and training opportunities to support small business. Their offerings include:

  • Digital events from contingency business planning to digital marketing strategies for survival
  • Online training
  • Business advice across a range of fields.

For more information click here to visit their website.

TAFE NSW, in conjunction with the NSW Government, are offering a number of subsidised training programs. Government subsidised training means that, if you are eligible and there is a subsidised place available, the government will pay a part of the student fee on your behalf. Programs on offer include:

  • Mature age workers' scholarship
  • Women in business (mentioned in above accordion)
  • Destination Australia scholarship
  • Foundation skills for your future

For more information and a full lost of courses, click here.

TAFE NSW are also offering a range of free Taster Courses which been designed to be completed quickly and contain a limited number of skillsets providing learners with a taste of what it would be like to study and work in a chosen field. These courses also provide full credits towards nationally-recognised job-ready qualifications.

These courses are only available for a limited time and learners must meet eligibility requirements. For more information, click here.

There are many free online resources which may be of interest in your current business or if you are planning on changing your business operations.

They are all accessible using your City of Canada Bay library card. If you’re not a member you can join up online for free and get going in a few minutes. Click here to sign up.

Available databases and resources include:

Short training videos on the most popular software applications on MACs and PC’s. This is useful for business owners and employees alike.

To find free legal information this resource has details on everything from work and employment to consumers, business and media law.

A range of free eBooks with topics on: Business & Economics; Law; Computer Science; and Engineering & Technologies.

Road to IELTS - improving English and preparing for the IELTS test for university entry and work requirements.

Check out our section Moving Into Online for some free introductory information on some popular social media platforms.

Click here to find out more about how to move online.

Looking for tailored advice for your small business? The Digital Solutions program works with you to adopt digital tools to save you time and money, and to help grow your business. Services they provide include:

  • how digital tools can help your small business
  • websites and selling online
  • social media and digital marketing
  • using small business software
  • online security and data privacy

Services are offered one-on-one to provide tailored support or through group workshops or webinars.
For more information click here.

There are many training resources available. As a business you want to make the most effective use of your time and decide what is of key importance to you and your business.

Tell us what type of training would be of benefit by emailing If we have enough enquiries we will endeavour to a find a local provider to run virtual learning for local business.