What’s Going On With JobTrainer?

Date —

29 January 2021

Education Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

The JobTrainer initiative commits $1 billion to support school leavers and job seekers. The roll-out has been patchy with every state and territory taking a different approach. A series of briefings organised by the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) allows independent Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to understand the current state of play.

Key Issues —

Funding for the JobTrainer initiative is through a $500 million contribution by the Australian Government and a further $500 million by the state and territory governments. The financial contribution of the state and territory governments means that they have had a large say in the delivery arrangements.

The role of the state and territory governments is reflected in their administration of the JobTrainer initiative, spending both their own financial commitment and that of the Australian Government.

To date, the roll-out has been inconsistent across jurisdictions. Whereas independent RTO’s have been delivering JobTrainer courses for some time in states, in other states contracts between the government and independent RTOs have yet to be signed.

ITECA is, with the great support of state and territory governments, providing updates on JobTrainer delivery at a series of briefings to be held in February 2021. These will canvass the issues set out below:


RTO Briefing 
JobTrainer Delivery In Your State / Territory


◾ Which courses are funded in your jurisdiction
◾ The amount of finding for each course
◾ Which students are eligible to enrol in a JobTrainer course
◾ How RTOs are being selected to be JobTrainer providers

The great thing is that this briefing is being provided by senior state / territory government officials at the following events.


Register Today 
JobTrainer Updates For Independent Providers


ITECA Capital Territory Funded Provider Group Meeting - 2 Feb 2021
ITECA Queensland Funded Group Meeting – 3 Feb 2021
ITECA Northern Territory Funded Provider Group Meeting – 8 Feb 2021
ITECA New South Wales Funded Provider Group Meeting – 4 Feb 2021
ITECA South Australia Funded Provider Group Meeting – 10 Feb 2021
ITECA Victorian Funded Provider Group Meeting – 9 Feb 2021
ITECA Western Australia Funded Provider Group Meeting – 11 Feb 2021

These meetings are exclusive to employees of ITECA members and to get involved it’s simply a matter of registering via the link above. It’s all part of ITECA’s commitment to empower independent RTOs with the ability to make informed business decisions.

If you’re organisation isn’t currently an ITECA member and would like to get involved, take the next step and lodge a membership application today.


Take The Next Step


ITECA Membership Information For Independent Training Providers 

ITECA is a growing community of independent RTOs that are united, informed and influential. We’d welcome the opportunity to collaborate with others that share your commitment to excellence.

ITECA Membership – It’s a great time to get involved.

If you're interested in other issues associated with government funding of vocational education and training, be sure to attend the 2021 VET Business Summit.

Getting Involved —

Members in the vocational education and training sector play a lead role in setting the framework for ITECA's promotion for excellence in the sector through their participation in the ITECA Vocational Education & Training Reference Group.  ITECA Membership – It's a great time to get involved.

Further Information —

If you're an ITECA member and would like more information on this matter, the ITECA team would value the opportunity to talk to you.  Simply send an email to vocational.training@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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