Of the six states and territories to sign the NPSAF before the 30 September 2018 deadline South Australia and the Northern Territory have committed to specific projects that will meet the needs of industry and increase the number of apprentices and trainees.
The Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia provides opportunities for 1200 undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students to undertake study, training and internships in South Australia. The scholarships will be offered through two application rounds and are provided in alignment with industries in which there are growth opportunities and skills needs. Eligible programs of study include certificate III through to PhD level.
To fill a gap in the services currently available to older Australians, the Australian Government has funded a national rollout of the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers Program (the Skills Checkpoint Program). The Skills Checkpoint Program is based on a model that was piloted by the Department of Education and Training from 2015 until 2016.
The $17.4 million Skills Checkpoint Program, originally announced as part of the 2018-19 Budget, provides eligible Australians with advice and guidance on transitioning into new roles within their current industry or pathways to a new career, including referral to relevant education and training options.
The Skills Checkpoint Program will support up to 20,000 Australians over four years. It helps ensure that older Australians who need some help to stay or get into the workforce have the targeted support they need.
Australia’s national training system supports over three million students annually to gain the skills to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment. This includes new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.
Find out about the courses and assistance available to help you undertake skills training through the links below.
The Department of Education and Training offers career opportunities in a department that brings together people, policies and programs to support the Australian Government’s initiatives including access to quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.