Business Resources

Are you looking to innovate or transform your business?  Or learn new skills?

Below is a list of resources and free training opportunities from some of the worlds leading educational institutions.

Online Coaching sessions and webinars for eligible Tourism and Hospitality businesses

Four complimentary sessions of one-on-one online coaching is available to eligible tourism and hospitality businesses that have participated in or viewed, one or more of the four webinars outlined below:

The 2020-2021 Queensland Tourism Industry Business Capability Development Program (TIBCDP) will offer four live webinars delivered by tourism industry specialists that will commence early July 2020, on the following topics:

  • COVID re-opening preparation,
  • Pivoting product and innovation,
  • Domestic trade and distribution, and
  • Domestic marketing.

Online Coaching sessions and webinars for eligible Tourism and Hospitality businesses


Guide to Digital Transformation 

Operating a business online has never been more important. Learn the steps and benefits of going digital with your business and where you can go for help

Guide to Digital Transformation

Zoom for Educators and Resources

The Peregian Digital Hub has prepared a series of how to videos on How to use Zoom effectively. 

Zoom In for Educators and Leaders 

Australian Small Business Advisory Services Program

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) program provides low cost, high-quality advice from qualified experts. Get help to use digital tools to save you time and money, and grow your business.

New to the ASBAS program? Claim your first session for free
If you are new to the ASBAS Digital Solutions program, click below to submit an enquiry, and we will connect you with the right advisors and workshops, and help you claim your Free first session. (This can be either a one-on-one consultation or an online workshop).

The Australian Small Business Advisory Services Program

Small Business Skills Hub 

The Small Business Skills Hub has been developed by with support from the Queensland Government to deliver free online training and learning opportunities for COVID-19 impacted small businesses.  With short courses covering everything from IT skills through to sales and marketing and leadership skills, the Small Business Skills Hub provides free on-demand learning to business owners.

The Small Business Skills Hub is available to any COVID-19 impacted Queensland small business with less than 20 staff with a registered ABN

Small Business Skills Hub

The Business of Entrepreneurship Program

Advance Queensland, Office of the QLD Chief Entrepreneur and BDO have partnered to create this virtual financial program for startups.  Advance Queensland is sponsoring 130 startups and scaleups to go through these programs. 

Business Entrepreneurship Program 

Free Software and Resources 

These tools include remote communications, collaboration, workforce management and video conferencing solutions for small business.

Free Software and Resources 

TAFE Queensland 

Access online skill sets and micro-credentials through TAFE Queensland in food service, community care, health support, customer engagement, digital literacy and cyber security.

Online TAFE Courses

Federal Government Online Training Programs 

The Australian Government has announced a range of measures designed to support Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic while they may be at home. These include measures aimed at ensuring Australians use the time to upskill themselves and prepare for future opportunities with online training opportunities.

Grow with Google 

Free training, tools and events to help you grow your skills, career or business 

Grow with Google 

FREE Online Skill Sets 

Skill sets give you the opportunity to add to your current knowledge, learn up-to-date- techniques or reskill in a new industry area, without having to do a full qualification.  Each skill set is made up of one or more industry-recognised competencies that provide you with the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for.

*Eligibility criteria applies. Free skill sets are available to job seekers or workers impacted by COVID-19. This program is funded by the Queensland Government.

Online Skills Sets 

HIA-CSQ Small Business Program

A series of digital training sessions with ongoing support. This program aims to increase the capability and capacity of small construction businesses so to help them not only survive, but grow and prosper.

HIA-CSQ Small Business Program

Export Masterclass Series: Digital Trade in ASEAN

Austrade, in partnership with DFAT, TIQ/Tradestart, AsiaLink, IP Australia and CCIQ have developed a digital trade masterclass series with a focus on doing business in Southeast Asia. This seven-part series provides a unique opportunity for Australian businesses to gain a sense of how they can successfully enter and navigate the Southeast Asian region for market development and expansion.

Export Masterclass Series

ATO Webinars for Small Businesses

The Australian Taxation office are offering webinars for small businesses.

ATO Webinars

Free Online Courses for Small Businesses

Hundreds more free courses have come online for Queensland small businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. Targeted training is available for industries such as retail and health, with marketing, cyber security, stress management and digital literacy just some of the topics covered in more than 450 new free online short courses for Queensland small business operators and their staff.

Free Online Courses for Small Businesses

Workplace Legal Advice Program

Some employers may be eligible for this free program offering confidential legal advice to deal with issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak, including the scheduled end of JobKeeper on 28 March.

Workplace Legal Advice Program