Edmund Barton College

Don't miss out on our online business courses study for free!


✓- 100% Nationally Accredited
✓- 100% Paid for by the NSW Government
✓- 100% Online

Have you lost hours, or been stood down,  or even lost your job as a result of the recent lockdowns? If so then you may be eligible for a FREE online business course through the NSW Government 'Skill Up From Home" program.


Our free, short courses are back again!

Edmund Barton College and the NSW Government have partnered through the Skill Up At Home program to offer a range of business-focused short courses to get you the skills and confidence that you need to get through this lockdown and COVID times and to come out stronger on the other side.

For a limited time, the government is paying for you to complete a part-qualification in business courses. Check your options below.

Places are limited to 25 students per course.

Select your course (or courses!) and check your eligibility by clicking on the click on ‘Check Your Eligibility' to see if you are entitled to a free part-qualification course.

Not only are the courses all free, but they are also all nationally accredited as Nationally Recognised Training and are recognised and respected by employers. When you complete you will be issued a Statement of Attainment to show that you have successfully completed your course.

Nationally Recognised Training

The learning materials are wonderful. I love the style of assessments. Not having to do group assessments and oral/ video presentations make completing units so much easier.


Choose the course you want

Are you keen to get new skills to give you an introduction to your preferred job? Or, do you need to upskill to secure your current job?

You can choose one (or more) of the part-qualifications below. Find the course you are interested in and the date you want to start, click on the course to find out more, and then use the 'Enrol Now' button on each course to start your application.

If the course hasn't opened for enrolments then take the time now to 'Reserve your place' and we will send you an email to enrol directly - ahead of the crowd - so you don't miss out!


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Office Essentials

Do you want to get a job in an office or build on your current skills from working in a business? Then this is the course for you.

  • Design and produce business documents
  • Maintain business resources
  • Use business technology
Leadership Essentials

Leadership Essentials

If you’re looking for a solid, well-rounded and thorough qualification to introduce you to business leadership and management, then this is for you.

  • Show leadership in the workplace
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Effective Team Skills

Everybody remembers a good leader. If you want to become that person and learn how to help lead and support a team then this is the course for you.

  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships
  • Contribute to team effectiveness
  • Promote innovation in a team environment

Managing a Team

If you’re looking for a course to teach you the skills needed to manage and motivate teams then this is the course for you.

  • Lead a diverse workforce
  • Communicate effectively as a workplace leader
  • Lead effective workplace relationships

Customer Service Foundations

If you’re a people person and you like helping customers then this is for you.

  • Address customer needs
  • Coordinate implementation of customer service strategies
  • Work effectively in customer engagement

Your Investment:


These are high value courses, but with funding from the NSW government FREE to you!



Everyone is busy. Take a course that you can work in around your lifestyle.

Start Dates


We offer a range of courses with monthly start dates available. 

Ready to begin?

Jumpstart your future with NSW-funded business courses. Enrol today online for your 100% free online business course. Just follow these quick steps to enrol:

1. To register, select your course from the options above. Pick one that matches your skills and interests and your desired start dates (you can enrol in more than one course if you are interested!)

2. Click on the Enrol Now/Reserve my place button on your chosen course page.

3. Answer the eligibility questions for an instant eligibility answer.

4a. If the course is open for enrolments you will be taken to our online enrolment application form to complete the questions. This should take around 5-10 minutes. Make sure you have your ID handy as well!

4b. If the course is not yet open for enrolments you can reserve your place on the course and then when enrolments open, we will send you a link to the enrolment form to complete your enrolment.

Congratulations! You will have successfully enrolled in your free online course. If we need any more information from you, we will be in touch. If not, then you will receive a confirmation email within 72 hours with login information for you to start your training!



Take your courses online, anywhere at anytime!

Study whenever you want. Access your online course at home, in your office, or even at the bus station! No need for entry requirements to apply, just a desire to upskill & learn.


Access your online training, 24/7! You can use your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop to complete your course.


Own your time for training! Complete the course whenever, wherever, and be ready for that next job opportunity.

100% FREE

Yes, the NSW government will pay for your course*! Full, unrestricted access to real learning resources and assessments via our online delivery software.

(*if eligible)


Our experienced and qualified Mentors are helpful, understanding and encouraging. They’ll be available to guide you, assess your work, and support you all the way through to your graduation.


Get started on the right learning path

Studying a business course at Edmund Barton College can be the first steps towards making a difference to your future. In a time where employment may be uncertain or you don't know what is around the next corner, taking a course can be what sets you apart from the rest of the crowd.

Our advantages

Our courses are created to give you the best possible opportunities and our college has been built around giving you the support and help you need to make a difference to your future.


Unlimited Access


Learn Online


Expert Teachers


Top class course delivery


Learn Anywhere


Industry leading courses

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