Edmund Barton College

Get job-ready with our free SUMMer skills business courses

Learn job-ready skills

Learn core office and customer service skills designed to give you a head start in your next job. 

Add skills to your CV

Build up your CV with valuable skills and knowledge to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs.

Explore different interests

Explore different interests and learn new skills that you will keep for life- and all for free! 

Start studying this summer, for free!

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

Nationally Recognised Training

Are you keen to develop new skills over the summer to get ready for a new job or further education? Then we have good news!

Gain core office skills or customer service skills free of charge. If you live in NSW and are aged between 16-24 then you are eligible for our FREE online business courses that are fully funded through the NSW Government 'Summer Skills" program.

Am I eligible?

  • Are you aged 16-24 and have left school?
  • Living or working in NSW?
  • An Australian/New Zealand citizen or humanitarian visa holder?

If you can answer yes to all these then congratulations- you are eligible!

Important Information:

Enrolments Close:  26th November 2021
Studies need to be completed by: 18th April 2022
Number of places in each course: 20
Cost: FREE!

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!

Documents, Spreadsheets ad Presentations

Documents, Spreadsheets & Presentations

Learn how to design and produce digital documents
Learn how to create simple and then more advanced digital documents from Word documents to Excel spreadsheets to creating presentations that will wow any boss! 

Email and Messaging

How to Use Email and Messaging in the workplace

Learn the keys employers are looking for when using email and messaging in the office
Learn the essential skills for working and communicating in a digital world such as email, instant messaging, and other similar platforms.

Intorduction to Customer Service Skills

Introduction to Customer Service Skills

Learn the key skills needed to work with customers
These are essential skills for anyone looking to work in a customer environment such as hospitality or retail and are a valuable addition to any CV!

Summer Skills Program

Edmund Barton College and the NSW Government have partnered through the Summer Skills program to offer a range of business-focused short courses to get you the skills and confidence to help you get that competitive edge when it comes to getting that next job.

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 20 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.

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.


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

Are you eligible?

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