NewSkills

Training programs to support local jobs and help businesses recover

Newcastle's economy is changing, and we as a community need to adapt along with it. COVID-19 has also posed huge challenges, and has forced many businesses to look at new ways of operating.

That’s why the City of Newcastle is funding training courses under our NewSkills program – to assist Novocastrians and local businesses gain and develop their talent in emerging industries or areas of rapid change and disruption.

In partnership with professional training organisations, we’re funding training initiatives across a range of areas. Many of these programs will offer online training, and are open now for registration. Click on the program icons below for more information.

Amplify Access & Achieve Purposeful Profit

Amplify Access & Achieve Purposeful Profit

Online 90-day program for customer focused businesses who want to incorporate inclusive practices for people with disability.
Clean Energy Transition Community Education Program

Clean Energy Transition Community Education Program

Training for individuals, businesses and industry on how to optimise the transition to clean energy.
Feedback Futures

Feedback Futures

A hands-on program to build awareness and knowledge around sustainable, local agricultural practices.
Female Founders Program

Female Founders Program

The Female Founders Program is a springboard for female founders based in the Newcastle region, empowering them to navigate their startup journey with confidence.
Hunter 100: Circular Economy Youth Leadership Program

Hunter 100: Circular Economy Youth Leadership Program

Training to provide the skills, networks and confidence to solve problems around transitioning to a regenerative circular economy.
Future Fresh

Future Fresh

Workshop series for small migrant and refugee run businesses
Level up Learning

Level up Learning

Customer Service and Wine Skills for the Hospitality Industry
New Digital Skills Program

New Digital Skills Program

Sydney School of Entrepreneurship’s New Digital Skills Program use software tools for streamlining operations, and to enable data-driven decisions.
Side Hustle Bootcamp

Side Hustle Bootcamp

Make your backyard business idea into a commercial reality!
Sustainnovation Challenge

Sustainnovation Challenge

Through innovation, we're creating solutions to the problems that matter most to the community of the City of Newcastle.
Tourism Product Mentoring Program 2021-22

Tourism Product Mentoring Program 2021-22

Learn how to elevate and optimise your tourism product and business.
Virtual Startup Internship Program: Smart Cities

Virtual Startup Internship Program: Smart Cities

Work with startups that are leveraging the power of shared mobility, unlocking the distributed renewable energy network, and incentivising real, sustainable societal change.