Jeremy Rockliff,Minister for Education and Training
A total of 30 registered training organisation RTOs including TasTAFE, have been approved to deliver free training in full qualifications and skill sets for Tasmania’s youth and unemployed as part of the $21 million JobTrainer Fund.
This demonstrates both the quality and diversity of training options available in Tasmania.
The joint Australian and Tasmanian Government JobTrainer Fund supports those who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 and offers free, nationally-recognised training in Tasmania’s critical industries.
It will equip our future workforce to fill the roles that will strengthen our economy in the long-term.
Importantly, by enabling both public and private RTOs to apply we are maximising the number of placements, qualifications and skill sets that can be offered.
Under the approved funding, more than 6,600 fee free placements will be available. This consists of over 4,600 places for specific skills sets across industries such as agriculture, horticulture and land management, health care, construction, plumbing, manufacturing and engineering, resources tourism, travel and hospitality and transport and logistics.
While more than 2,000 full qualification places will cover areas such as individual support, automotive, property, creative arts and culture, financial services, forest and wood products, information and communications technology, clothing and footwear, hairdressing and beauty, and electro-technology.
We have seen very strong growth in new apprenticeships and traineeships, with 818 new commencements in the month of October representing the highest single monthly number of commencements since 2012.
The Government’s significant commitment to skills and training through JobTrainer and other training programs, together with significant additional support for TasTAFE, is an investment in Tasmania’s social and economic future.