Skilling for Recovery – Job Trainer NSW

In partnership with the NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery initiative, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment are offering Fee-Free courses for eligible students in a bid to help individuals develop their skillset for future employment in a range of sectors.

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government program to provide fee free training to help job seekers retrain or up-skill as well as support school leavers to enter the workforce for the first time. As a NSW Government Smart and Skilled training provider, Essential Skills Training and Recruitment can help eligible students obtain Skilling for Recovery funded training.

To be eligible for fee-free qualification training under Skilling for Recovery you need to:

You must also meet one of the following criteria.

Training under JobTrainer is fee-free and fully funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.

We can help you determine your eligibility for funding and which course is best for you, call our office on (02) 4961 0016.

All of our full accredited qualifications are currently available under the Skilling for recovery program. Please see the individual course pages for more information on available programs. 

Smart and Skilled Funding – NSW

Smart and Skilled supports the skills development of the NSW workforce to meet the state’s future demand for jobs. Workers and employers in NSW have a range of government-subsidised programs to choose from.

–  An entitlement to government-subsidised training up to and including Certificate III.
–  Government funding for higher-level courses (Certificate IV and above) in targeted priority areas.
–  New entrant and existing worker traineeships from Certificate II up to Diploma level.
–  Funding for part qualification or pre vocational programs.

We can help you determine what funding you could access to assist with your training. For more information call our office on (02) 4961 0016.

To be eligible for Smart and Skilled Funding you need to be;

–  15 years old or over
–  no longer at school
–  living or working in NSW
–  an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) students, students with disabilities and their dependents may qualify for fee exemptions when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training. Students receiving Australian Government welfare benefits and the dependents of Australian Government welfare recipients may qualify for concession fees when they enrol in Smart and Skilled training.

Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarships are available for:

Payment plans are available to assist with your course fees.

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements (BAC) wage subsidy

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy supports businesses and Group Training Organisations to take on new apprentices and trainees, to build a pipeline of skilled workers to support sustained economic recovery.

Through the subsidy, any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 June 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to a new or recommencing apprentice or trainee for a 12-month period from the date of commencement, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. There is no cap on the number of eligible trainees/ apprentices.

This assistance will support new apprentices and trainees across Australia, and is in addition to the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy which has helped small and medium businesses to keep their apprentices and trainees in work and training.

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