JobTrainer Queensland is an investment of more than $201 million into the vocational education and training (VET) sector in Queensland. This joint initiative between the Federal Government and the QLD state government will allow new workers, school leavers, apprentices, and trainees to access free and low cost training.
Approximately 68,500 extra training places will be available for Queenslanders under JobTrainer — plus additional funding will be allocated to secure the wages of existing apprentices and trainees.
What courses are being funded in Queensland?
JobTrainer Queensland provides free and low cost training for industries, regional, and remote locations where there are identified skill shortages. These industries include social welfare, health, transport, warehousing, postal, manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade.
Free and low costs courses will range from nationally recognised qualifications (Certificate I — Advanced Diploma), plus short courses and skill sets that support licences, permits, and academic pathways.
How much will the courses cost?
Approximately 88,900 training places will be subsidised under JobTrainer in Queensland.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a free or low cost course under QLD JobTrainer you must be; a resident of Queensland, 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).