25 November 2022

3 great (free) short courses to upskill for any role

3 great (free) short courses to upskill for any role

Regardless of what you studied, the industry you’re about to enter or your seniority in a business, there are some key skills and qualities that we should all possess. 

Not only will these skills benefit you and your experience within a business, showing that you’ve spent the time studying and focusing on them, on your resume or LinkedIn will be viewed favourably by potential employers.

There are copious amounts of sensational free courses and certifications you can complete online and can online accreditation for, we’ve sorted through them to provide you with three free courses that will benefit any role.

Introduction to Project Management

The University of Adelaide
6 weeks (2-3 hours per week)
Self paced
Free
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Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

What you’ll learn:

  • Core knowledge and applied skills in project management
  • Essential communication skills to help you manage a project
  • An understanding of why today’s projects are more complex

Business Communications

The University of British Columbia
6 weeks (3-5 hours per week)
Self paced
Free
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This course, part of the Business Fundamentals Professional Certificate program, will sharpen your writing, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills to help you succeed in the business world. You will learn a range of successful practices and guidelines that have been derived from both research and experience.


You will learn strategies for honing your communication style, improving clarity, conciseness and impact. By the end of the course, you will be able to think strategically about all forms of communication, and communicate with diverse audiences.

What you’ll learn:

  • Build sound and logical arguments using the best evidence available
  • Communicate effectively in a business setting
  • Understand how to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Create a variety of effective and clearly written supporting business documents to better communicate

Professional Resilience: Building Skills to Thrive at Work

The University of Adelaide
2 weeks (3 hours per week)
Self paced
Free
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Discover how to build resilience skills to empower your life and career. In a fast-paced world facing complex global challenges, resilience skills are no longer desirable – they’re crucial.

Having a high level of professional and emotional resilience enables you to thrive in the face of stressful situations at work, and in life in general. On this course, you’ll learn what resilience is. You’ll explore the capabilities, skills, and self-care practices that contribute to building resilience. You will develop resilience skills for yourself, so you’re ready to meet both professional and personal challenges.

What you’ll learn:

  • Overview of resilience and why it’s important
  • Steps to becoming more resilient
  • Building resilient capabilities and skills
  • Building resilient self-care practices
  • Building resilient values and engagement