JobTrainer ACT is an investment of more than $16.75 million in vocational education and training (VET) by the Australian and ACT state governments. This joint undertaking will allow more than 3,500 residents of the Australian Capital Territory to undertake free training.
New workers and school leavers benefit the most from JobTrainer ACT, but thousands of apprentices who will also have their wages subsidised for the life of their apprenticeship. This will ensure they finish their training and achieve their trade qualification.
What courses are being funded in the ACT?
JobTrainer ACT provides funding for industries where there are skill shortages. These industries include community service, healthcare, renewable energy, sustainability, digital and cyber security, construction and hospitality.
Approximately 3,500 extra training places will be available in the ACT under JobTrainer, and existing government incentives for training (eg, User Choice Funding) will not be affected.
How much will the courses cost?
3,500 training places under JobTrainer ACT will be completely free.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a free or low cost course under ACT JobTrainer you must be a resident of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), aged 17-24 years of age, currently unemployed (this includes people who are new to the workforce or need to re-skill because they lost their job), and receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).