Tasmanian User Choice Funding Opens

Date —

14 September 2020

Education Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

Registered training organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding through the latest round of the Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice), with applications now open.

Key Issues —

The Tasmanian Government’s Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund fund provides subsidies through grants to significantly reduce the cost of providing quality training and assessment for nationally recognised qualifications.

This is a key initiative in the Tasmanian Government’s efforts to support the state as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19. Arguably, there has never been a more important time to create a pipeline of skilled workers across our key sectors as Tasmanians looking for new jobs.

Having the right skills will help Tasmanian job seekers find the career that is right for them, especially in industries that are in need of more workers.

In 2021, $20 million has been allocated for dedicated vocational training for apprentices and trainees to build a more highly skilled workforce around the state, with more than 400 nationally-recognised qualifications eligible for funding across a wide range of industries.

To apply for the 2021 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund using the website link below.


Further Information ―
Tasmanian Government Training Fund Details


Department Of State Development - Skills Tasmania [EXT LINK]

Supported training may incorporate on-the-job, in classroom or online learning, or a combination of these depending on the qualification.

Members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) are ideally positioned to support the next generation of Tasmanian apprentices and trainees get the best start to their working life.  Additionally, ITECA members can play a lead role in allowing existing workers to upskill in their existing roles or to retrain in a new field.

"ITECA looks forward to supporting independent RTOs across Tasmania to help students and their employers access the quality outcomes that our members are known for," said Troy Williams, ITECA Chief Executive.

Independent RTOs seeking to deliver training under the program must be able to demonstrate that they meet eligibility requirements and application and grant conditions of the Fund and that they will act in accordance to the Department of State Growth (Skills Tasmania) Agreement for all Programs.

Getting Involved —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Tasmania Committee.  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 tas@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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