JobTrainer – As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing fee free or low-fee training courses across the nation through its $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. The Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments to establish a new $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. The Australian Government is providing $500 million in 2020-21 and this is being matched by contributions from state and territory governments. Job seekers and young people, including school leavers, can now take advantage of subsidised training to learn skills for jobs in demand. Government Subsidies will also be available to employers to keep apprentices and trainees in work.

Job seekers and young people

The JobTrainer Fund will provide up to 340,700 additional training places that are fee free or low fee, in areas of identified skills need such as health, aged and disability care, IT and trades for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.

InterCare Training aims to assist all eligible students to make the most of their JobTrainer opportunity via our JobTrainer priority courses. Below are our JobTrainer priority qualifications;

  • CHC33015 – Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Disability)
  • CHC43015 – Certificate IV in Ageing Support
  • CHC43115 – Certificate IV in Disability
  • CHC43415 – Certificate IV in Leisure and Health

All of our full qualifications have work placement included that we find for you! This gives you the opportunity to work in a real environment and get the experience you need to begin in the workforce.

Below is further information about the JobTrainer opportunity in our key delivery States. Click on the ‘+’ sign to learn more!

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The Victorian Government has partnered with the Commonwealth Government to jointly invest up to $260 million under the Job Trainer Fund to increase access to training for thousands of Victorians who have been impacted by COVID-19. This investment creates an extra 50,000 fee free or low fee training places for your people and job seekers in over 144 priority needs courses.

What is the eligibility for Job Trainer (Non Traineeship)?

  • A person can participate in Job Trainer if they are;

  • 17 – 24 years old when the course starts; or

  • A job seeker (un employed) of any age

The normal Skills First further eligibility criteria applies to Job Trainer but with two exceptions;

  • No upskilling requirement

  • No two at a level in a lifetime limit

You can be granted an eligibility exemption against the above but keep in mind you still need to be;

  • An Australian Citizen or;

  • Permanent resident, or

  • A New Zealand Citizen

Note: Each prospective student must not have commenced a full qualification under Job Trainer before to be eligible

Skilling for Recovery is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund. Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.
It includes an additional 100,000 fee free full and part qualification training places to reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities. Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers retrain or up-skill to enhance their credentials and support school leavers to enter the workforce for the first time.

What is the Student eligibility Smart & Skilled?

The normal Smart & Skilled further eligibility criteria applies to a Skilling for Initiative participant;

  • live in NSW or in a defined interstate NSW border area identified via select post codes

  • An Australian Citizen or; A permanent Australian Resident or; A humanitarian visa holder or; A New Zealand Citizen; and

  • Is no longer in secondary school

What is the Student eligibility for Job Trainer?

Students that meet Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria as per Schedule 2 of the Smart and Skilled Contract Terms and Conditions that are one of the following four categories are eligible for Skilling for Recovery funded training.

  • A young person aged 17 to 24 at commencement of training, regardless of employment status, including Year 12 School leavers.

  • A person who is a recipient of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit as specified in the Smart and Skilled Fee Administration Policy

  • An unemployed person.

  • An employed person who is ‘expected to become unemployed’ as defined by the Department.

Job Trainer is a state and federal government initiative to support skills and training in South Australia for school leavers, job seekers, and young people including those affected by COVID-19.

Job Trainer covers off industries where there is high demand for skilled workers such as aged care, disability care.

The Job Trainer enrolment period is between 15th of October 2020 to 30th of September 2021 (or earlier if notified by The SA Government)

What is the eligiblity for job trainer?

  • Reside or work in South Australia and;

  • be an Australian or New Zealand Citizen or;

  • A permanent Australian Resident, or

  • An Eligible visa holder (see eligible visas below) or

  • Hold a state sponsored visa on the pathway to permanent residency

The Queensland Government & Training Departments have not yet announced their JobTrainer program.

Please check back in coming weeks for further announcements.

You could be Eligible! Act quickly as places are limited!

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