JobTrainer programs launched nationally

All Australian states and territories have now signed the JobTrainer Fund Schedule, with places now available in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia and, which can be searched through the MySkills website.

The Commonwealth Government has partnered with all state and territory governments to establish the $1 billion JobTrainer Fund, which will fund up to 340,700 additional training places to help Australians learn skills for jobs in demand. Participants can choose from a range of accredited diplomas, certificates and short courses in areas like health, aged and disability care, IT and trades.

New South Wales JobTrainer Update

Hundreds of fee-free training courses are now also available for school leavers, young people and job seekers, as part of the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery initiative, which committed $320 to delivering 100,000 fee-free training places across the state.

“There are more than 100,000 fee-free training places available for people in NSW as the workforce looks to reskill, retrain and redeploy in a post COVID-19 economy,” Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.

“It doesn’t matter if you are a school leaver or looking for a new career path, I encourage everyone impacted by the pandemic to see what training options are available to them.”

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said enrolments were open for in-demand skills leading to career pathways in areas such as aged care, nursing, trades, IT, community services, logistics and accounting.

“We are not training for the sake of training, we are training for real jobs with real futures and equipping the people of NSW with the skills they need to thrive in a post-pandemic economy,” Mr Lee said.

“There are hundreds of providers right around NSW who are ready to deliver this important training.”

As part of this NSW Skilling for Recovery initiative, school leavers have the unique opportunity to experience a range of skills to find out what suits their passions using the Summer Skills program.

Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said some Year 12 school leavers are still deciding what they want to do next. The Summer Skills offered will cover a range of industries including agriculture, construction, conservation, fitness, engineering, coding, communication and digital literacy. A large number of NSW adult and community education (ACE) providers are participating in the Summer Skills program.

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