What is JobTrainer Tasmania?
JobTrainer is a government funding initiative offering free vocational training courses in high-demand fields.
JobTrainer was created to help Australians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially job seekers, the unemployed and young people. It does this by providing better access to training opportunities, including vocational education, skill sets, apprenticeships and traineeships.
Since its initial release, the JobTrainer fund has opened up to anybody who wants to retrain or upskill in priority industries with skill gaps.
The JobTrainer TAS program is jointly run by the Tasmanian and Commonwealth governments. Although JobTrainer runs across all of Australia, various eligibility standards are set by each state and territory government.
Courses in Tasmania
JobTrainer Courses in Tasmania
What courses does JobTrainer subsidise?
JobTrainer provides a large range of free short courses (skill sets), full qualifications and apprenticeships (at the Certificate III, Certificate IV, and Diploma levels) in fields where employment is growing
Industries that are growing include:
• Community services
• Early childhood education
• Disability care and aged care
• Digital skills
JobTrainer courses are available from TAFE colleges and recognised Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). Contact the provider first to confirm your eligibility and to enquire about any available training places.
Find the full list of JobTrainer courses at: www.myskills.gov.au/jobtrainer
Am I eligible for JobTrainer?
To be eligible for free courses, you must be a resident of Tasmania, and be at least one of the following criteria.
• Aged 17-24 years of age (including school leavers)
• Job seeker — meaning that you’re either:
• Receiving income support payments
• Expected to become unemployed
• Underemployed (including part-time workers)
• Enrolling in an aged care, childcare, disability or digital skills qualification (regardless of age or employment status)
To find out if you qualify to enrol in the course through JobTrainer, submit an enquiry. The training provider will check your eligibility and see if there are any open training spots when you contact them.
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What is the name of the company that operates JobTrainer?
The Australian and Tasmanian governments collaborated to create the JobTrainer Fund. The Department of State Growth (Skills Tasmania) is responsible for overseeing the Fund in Tasmania.
How long will JobTrainer last for?
JobTrainer ought to be available at least until March 2024. The Australian government announced in March 2022 that it would increase its two-year investment in the JobTrainer Fund to $48.5 million as part of the 2022–23 Budget, subject to state matching funds.
Will JobTrainer be extended?
In 2022, JobTrainer received a two-year extension.
How many courses can you do with JobTrainer?
Learners may enrol in one JobTrainer course only.