NewSkills

Training programs to support local jobs, grow local business and encourage emerging industries

Newcastle's economy is changing, and we as a community need to adapt along with it.

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.

We’re funding training initiatives in areas like:

  • helping local businesses get up to speed in the digital age
  • ways to make businesses more accessible for everyone in the community
  • how businesses in the hospitality and tourism sectors can build a more resilient business model
  • ways to improve your company’s energy efficiency

Digital upskill your business! Free small business training on offer now

The Digital Upskill your Business! workshop series provides a free training opportunity to local businesses aiming at optimising their online presence. This workshop series, delivered by the Hunter Region Business Hub and supported by City of Newcastle’s NewSkills program, is designed to give businesses practical skills like boosting your google hits, how to design a Facebook advertising campaign, and developing your e-commerce capability.

Register for the workshop series

Wallsend Workshop Venue: Wallsend District Library - Multi-Function Room, 30 Bunn Street Wallsend

Worshop Title Time & Date Link to Register
Digital Basics for your Business 5:30-7:00pm, Tuesday 29 June Register for the Digital Basics for your Business workshop (Wallsend)

City Workshop Venue: City of Newcastle Digital Library, 12 Stewart Avenue Newcastle West

Hamilton Workshop Venue: Hamilton Community Hive, 152 Beaumont Street Hamilton

Workshop Title City Venue Link to Register Hamilton Venue Link to Register
Branding & design for your small business 5:30-7:00 pm, Monday 21 June

Register for the Branding & Design for your small business workshop
#2 (City)


5:30-7:00 pm, Wednesday 23 June
Register for Branding & Design for your small business workshop #2 (Hamilton)
Social media marketing for your small business 5:30-7:00 pm, Monday 19 July Register for the Social Media Marketing for your small business workshop #3 (City) 5:30-7:00 pm, Wednesday 28 July Register for the Social Media Marketing for your small business workshop #3 (Hamilton)

Social media strategies for your small business

5:30-7:00 pm, Monday 16 August
Register for the Social Media Strategies for your small business workshop #4 (City) 5:30-7:00 pm, Wednesday 25 August Register for the Social Media Strategies for your small business workshop #4 (Hamilton)
Website essentials for your small business 5:30-7:00 pm, Monday 20 September Register for the Website Essentials for your small business workshop
#5 (City)

5:30-7:00 pm, Wednesday 22 September
Register for the Website Essentials for your small business workshop #5 (Hamilton)