Five free ways to upskill while you're self-isolating

28 April 2020

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Covid-19 has dramatically changed the way we live our lives. And many people have found themselves with more time on their hands. Here are five free ideas on how to upskill yourself while self-isolating.

1. Start a Tafe course

Did you know TAFE NSW is now offering free access to 21 of their courses to help people stuck in insolation upskill? From e-marketing to writing and presentation skills, there’s sure to be a short course to suit everyone. What’s more, each course can be completed within a matter of days or weeks. So, what’s stopping you? Jump onto the TAFE NSW website and register!

2. Take an online course

Not interested in the courses TAFE NSW is offering? There are tonnes of other short courses available online that can help you brush up on your skills or learn something new. Udemy, for example, offers over 100,000 online courses hosted by professional instructors that you can work through at your own pace. LinkedIn Learning provides something pretty similar and is currently offering a one-month free trial.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In today's digital age, there really is no shortage of options when it comes to how to upskill yourself while self-isolating.

3. Attend virtual events or webinars

Even before the outbreak, videoconferencing platforms were taking flight. However, organisations are now pushing out this type of online content in droves. So, you’ve no doubt seen webinars and online conferences popping up here, there and everywhere.

Virtual webinars or events are a great way to learn, network and collaborate. They’re also likely to become a ‘new normal’ well beyond COVID-19. So, now is as good a time as ever to jump on the online bandwagon.

4. Listen to a podcast

Podcasts are almost always free, and you can pretty much find them on any topic. You can also listen to them at any time. That includes on your phone when out for a walk or in the background while cleaning the house. So, get podcasting.

5. Try brain training apps

If you’re not interested in signing up for a short course, why not sign up for a brain training app instead? These apps are designed to target specific areas of the human brain and control stress, as well as improve memory and mental sharpness. Some examples include ReliefLink, Happify or Lumosity.

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