The JobTrainer program is a $1 billion commitment to provide courses to around 340,000 school leavers and job seekers. The great news is independent Registered Training Organsations (RTOs) will play a significant role in the delivery of JobTrainer and members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA) have the opportunity to be briefed on these arrangements.
Key Issues —
The JobTrainer program is an Australian Government initiative, delivered in partnership with each state and territory government, to support school leavers and students during the Covid-19 pandemic. It represents one of the largest-ever single investments in vocational education and training made by government.
With the states and territories contributing one-half of the funding for JobTrainer, and given their existing responsibility for funding delivery of vocational education and training at a local level, it’s a this level that decisions of JobTrainer have been made. Although the National Skills Commission (NSC) played a major role in determining which courses are funded under JobTrainer, ultimately it has been state and territory governments which have made local decisions.
ITECA has convened a number of meetings for its members on how the JobTrainer program will be delivered. These meetings cover the issues set out below:
ITECA Funded Provider Group Meetings
◾ The areas of study will be covered by the program
◾ The qualification levels will be covered by the program
◾ Which providers can deliver JobTrainer program.
For more information on the ITECA Funded Provider Group meetings, visit the following link.
ITECA’s engagement with both the Australian Government plus each state and territory government continues to play a role in ensuring that independent providers are not only able to deliver JobTrainer programs, but also able to seek guidance on specific matters of program delivery.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 1300 421 017. Stay up to date via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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