Digital skills training
There's never been a better time to start a digital career. There are many ways to take that first step.
- complete a short course or micro-credential
- get started with your current skills and learn on the job
- study at university.
By enhancing and adding to your digital skillset, you're increasing your employability. Digital professionals are in strong demand right now and there are many training pathways available to suit people at any stage of their career.
- If you're ready for a new challenge or looking for a change, there are many free and low-cost courses available to help you move into a digital career. Browse the links and resources on this page and sign up to get started today.
- If you're a high school or university student, there are many learning and training options available to you. To start a digital career, you don't always need a university degree.
Study a short course or micro-credential.
- TAFE Queensland digital media
Study digital screen and media courses online through TAFE Queensland.
- TAFE Queensland free micro-credential courses
Discover bite-sized courses designed for anyone wanting to gain a new skill or take the first step towards a career change.
Check out free online digital courses through Microsoft and LinkedIn.
Search for a course to suit your needs from more than 3,000 across Australia.
- Griffith University professional development courses
Find out about digital capability courses for people looking to upskill.
- Queensland University of Technology professional development digital courses
See the range of short courses available at QUT to improve your job prospects.
- University of Southern Queensland professional development digital courses
See a list of IT and digital-related short courses on offer at USQ.
- University of the Sunshine Coast short courses
Discover IT and digital-related courses that run for as little as 6 months.
- Australian Information Industry Association Skills Hub
Learn more about various ways of upskilling and social learning through this organisation.
Training and study pathways
Get started with your current skills and learn on the job.
- Department of Employment, Small Business and Training
See Queensland Government information about courses, career pathways, subsidised training, skills recognition, and apprenticeships and traineeships.
- Skills checkpoint for older workers
Find online resources to assist workers over 40 considering a career change.
- JobTrainer Fund
Discover the free and low-cost courses for young people, jobseekers, school leavers and others, available through JobTrainer.
- Good Things Foundation Make it Click
See free courses, tools and templates funded by the Australian Government and Google.org.
- Australian Government Skill Finder
Access over 3,000 free online courses provided by the world’s leading tech companies.
Access a range of training, events and webinars.
- Digital Springboard
Check out a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life.
- Go Digi
Find out about this national 4-year digital literacy program with the goal of supporting more than 300,000 Australians to improve their digital skills with a focus on:
- ageing community members
- regional and remote communities
- CALD (Culturally and Linguistically Diverse) communities
- Indigenous communities
- small businesses.
University and TAFE courses
Explore the range of digital and IT undergraduate, post graduate and short courses offered through Queensland universities and TAFE.
- TAFE Queensland
- Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
- Griffith University
- University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ)
- University of Queensland (UQ)
- James Cook University (JCU)
- Central Queensland University (CQUniversity)
- Bond University
- University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)