Business Skills


Wanting to expand your toolkit and pick up new skills, learn a software package, start a side-hustle or re-imagine your approach completely? Check out our list below for our top picks from the world of business skills.

Grow with Google OnAir
Gain access to free virtual workshops which will help you get the most out of digital tools. Whether you own a small business or you’re searching for your next job, the Grow with Google experts are here to teach you digital skills that can help you grow.

MIT Open Courseware
The highly regarded MIT has uploaded actual courses which taught to their students, now freely available online where you can learn at your own pace via their prescribed readings and exercises.

Khan Academy: Finance
Khan Academy is a free resource designed to give everyone access to education in math, science, art, technology and more. Though many of the courses are pitched at a high school student level, courses on topics like taxes and accounting do a fantastic job of giving you the foundational knowledge you’ll need to proceed.

LinkedIn Learning
Beef up your resume by taking online courses in anything from Photoshop to project management, Javascript web development to managing a small business. All their courses are delivered by expert tutors and come with exercise files so you can learn by doing. Best of all, LinkedIn Learning is FREE with your Yarra Libraries membership.

  • Social Media Marketing Foundations
    Learn how to define your audience and craft a social media strategy focused on your organisation's goals.

  • Javascript Essential Training
    This course helps you build your understanding of Javascript piece by piece, from core principles like variables, data types, conditionals, and functions through advanced topics including loops, closures, and DOM scripting.

  • Build a Small Business Website with WordPress
    Learn how to create a website complete with a contact form, social sharing buttons, a blog, and a custom homepage.

Activating your free access to LinkedIn Learning
Head to our LinkedIn Learning portal here where you’ll be prompted to sign in with your library card.

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Note: if using the LinkedIn Learning mobile app - tap on "sign in with your library card" and enter yarralibraries in the box where it asks for your Library ID. The app will then ask you to provide your library card number and PIN.