What is JobTrainer ACT?
JobTrainer is a government funding program providing free training courses for young people, jobseekers, and school leavers in high-demand areas.
JobTrainer was developed to assist Australians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially young people and the unemployed.
Since it first launched, JobTrainer has been made available to a wider range of people who want to retrain or upskill, especially in industries where there are skills needs.
The Commonwealth Government and the ACT Government collaborate to run the ACT JobTrainer program. While JobTrainer is available throughout Australia, there are different eligibility requirements set by each state and territory government. The JobTrainer fund supports and complements other state funding programs.
Courses in Australian Capital Territory
JobTrainer Courses in Australian Capital Territory
What courses does JobTrainer subsidise?
JobTrainer offers a wide selection of free short courses (skill sets), full qualifications and apprenticeships (Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma level) in areas of employment growth.
These growth areas include:
• Aged care
• Community services
• Early childhood education
• Disability care and services
• Digital skills
TAFE institutions and approved Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) offer JobTrainer courses . To find out if there are any open training places or to confirm your eligibility, get in touch with the provider first.
Find the full list of JobTrainer courses at: www.myskills.gov.au/jobtrainer
Am I eligible for JobTrainer?
First, You must satisfy the eligibility criteria in order to be eligible for free courses:
• Living or working in ACT
• 17 years of age or older
• Either an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or eligible visa holder for over six months
Then, you have to fit at least one of the following criteria:
• Young person aged 16-24
• Job seeker — which means either:
• Receiving income support payments
• Expected to become unemployed
• Looking to enrol in an aged care, childcare, disability or digital skills qualification
Ask about the course to learn if you are eligible to enrol through JobTrainer. When you speak with the training provider, they will verify your eligibility and determine if there are any open training places.
Others Government Funding Schemes in Australian Capital Territory
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Skills Checkpoint is a government initiative that assists Australians over 40 in retraining and upskilling so they can advance their professions or find new jobs.Learn More
How long will JobTrainer last for?
JobTrainer should last until at least March 2024. In March 2022, The Australian Government announced an extra investment of $48.5 million over two years in the JobTrainer Fund as part of the 2022–23 Budget, so long as states match funding.
Will JobTrainer be extended?
JobTrainer was given a two-year extension in 2022.
How many courses can I do with JobTrainer?
Students may enrol in one course through JobTrainer.