NSW launches new JobTrainer Agreement, providing 108,000 free/low-fee training places
The New South Wales Government will inject an additional $318 million into the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, boosted by $159.28 million from the Commonwealth Government under the new NSW JobTrainer Agreement.
JobTrainer will fund approximately 108,000 free or low-fee training places in NSW, with a combination of short and long courses for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.
Federal Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Michaelia Cash, said the funding will be an important boost to a skills-led recovery in NSW.
“JobTrainer will play a central role in our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, not just in New South Wales but right across the nation,” Minister Cash said, thanking the NSW government for their commitment to the initiative.
The NSW funding is a portion of the $1 billion JobTrainer Fund created by the Federal Government, which includes a $500 million investment from the Australian Government to be matched by the State and Territory Governments.”
At a national level, this commitment is expected to fund up to 340,700 additional free or low-fee training places to help Australians upskill and re-skill in areas of demand, including early childhood education and care (ECEC).
For more information about the JobTrainer Fund please see here.