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  • Writer's pictureBruce Giddings

Free Course for Small Businesses

Local businesses are set to benefit from a workforce planning course that will be delivered in Caboolture, starting 28 April.


The free short course, to be coordinated by Dr Wayne Graham, Senior Lecturer in Management from University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), will help Moreton Bay business owners and managers navigate the challenging task of finding workers with the right skills.


“We have plans to expand, but (need) to make sure we find the right people to support that expansion, particularly as my husband - who started the company - becomes less available to work on site.

The new course, known as “micro-credential”, is based on a recent Business Planning Course delivered by USC, and will be packed into a short time frame to appeal to time-poor small business owners.


Topics covered will include stakeholder planning and identifying workforce supply/demand dynamics. These have been selected to help businesses become more agile and flexible around their workforce needs.


Business Owner Sara Hennessy, from Lume Electrical at the Sunshine Coast, completed the Business Planning Course and is now keen to take the new Workforce Planning Course.


“We have plans to expand, but (need) to make sure we find the right people to support that expansion, particularly as my husband - who started the company - becomes less available to work on site,” she said.


The free course will kick off at USC’s Caboolture Campus, Tallon Street, on 28 April.


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