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Smart and Skilled - Skilling for Recovery Training Initiative

The Skilling for Recovery Training Initiative is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian governments under the JobTrainer Fund. Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

Under this initiative, you may be eligible for FEE-FREE nationally accredited training if you meet the below eligibility criteria:

Who is Eligible for Fee-Free Training?

To be eligible for Skilling for Recovery Training you MUST meet:

  • The eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled training.

AND meet ONE of the following:

  • A young person aged 17-24 years old (regardless of employment status); including year 12 school leavers.
  • A person who is a recipient of Commonwealth Government Welfare benefit.
  • A unemployed person aged 25+
  • A person who is at risk of unemployment or expected to be unemployed (see below definition).

Definition of "at risk of unemployment"

  • Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: employee who has been stood down or employee for whom employer has Jobkeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed.
  • Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment.
  • Workers in declining industries: workers at any company in an agreed declining industry who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

Click here to find out more about the courses and to check your eligibility.

Smart and Skilled Course Information

Details of our approved qualifications are:

For the most current information regarding this program please contact us on 02 9386 2500.

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