JobTrainer is an Australian government initiative to help young Australians get the job skills they need to find employment. Up to $2 billion is being allocated (across the 8 states and territories, including New South Wales) for (VET) vocational education and training.
At the same time, tens of thousands of existing trainees and apprentices will have their wages subsidised to ensure they are able to complete their training and receive their trade qualification.
What courses are being funded in NSW?
The Federal (in conjunction with the state government of NSW) will be providing free and low cost training in growth industries including: retail and wholesale, manufacturing, health care, social assistance, warehousing, postal and transport.
Courses will include full qualifications (eg, Certificate II, Certificate III) and skillsets (eg, single units of competency that support a mandatory licence or permit or support an education pathway).
Training opportunities will vary according to the job skills required in different regions of NSW.
How much will the courses cost?
Eligible courses under JobTrainer NSW will be either free or considerably low cost.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer
To qualify for subsidised training under NSW JobTrainer you must be: a resident of NSW, aged 17-24 years of age, currently unemployed (this includes people who are new to the workforce or need to re-skill due to job loss), receiving an income support payment (eg, JobSeeker, Austudy, Youth Allowance).