National Training Masters welcomes Skilling for Recovery
National Training Masters welcomes the NSW Government’s announcement of a focus on reskilling people for the jobs of the future under its Skilling for Recovery initiative.
What is Skilling for Recovery?
The Government is committing almost $160 million to match the Australian Government’s JobTrainer funding.
The program, announced on September 16, 2020, is designed to help more than 100,000 people across NSW. It will offer fee free training to help job seekers retrain or up-skill and support school leavers to enter the workforce for the first time. The Government expects industries such as health, manufacturing and construction to be key training areas.
The NSW Government’s Skilling for Recovery program includes:
- infrastructure-specific training to support the record spending on projects such as the Aerotropolis, hospital redevelopments and regional road upgrades
- full-qualifications to retrain and become qualified
- short course micro-credentials to upskill
- support for apprentices and trainees
- a new online Skills and Employment Hub
- regional employment brokers to connect industry and trainers with job seekers
- tailored support to re-engage young people in regional areas back into school, training or employment.
Skilling for Recovery Eligibility
If you are aged 25+ and not currently employed OR aged 17-24 (regardless of employment status) OR at risk of losing your job (see below for further info), this could be your opportunity to complete a full certificate or diploma course AT NO COST!
To be eligible for Skilling for Recovery places you must be:
- An Australian Citizen, New Zealand Citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder
- Aged 15 years or older
- Not at school (excluding home schooled students)
- Living or working in NSW.
In addition to the above eligibility criteria, a student must also meet one of the criteria below:
- Be unemployed (you DO NOT have to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink); OR
- Be 17-24 years of age, including 2020 Year 12 School Leavers (regardless of employment status); OR
- Be in receipt of a Commonwealth Government welfare benefit (as specified on the Smart & Skilled funding page); OR
- Be at risk of unemployment as defined below:
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.
At National Training Masters we offer 3 qualifications under the Skilling for Recovery Program, they are:
- TAE40116 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- BSB40520 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
- BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management
National Training Masters can reskill you
National Training Masters supports a focus on delivering the right skills and training so people can do new jobs or different jobs in a post COVID-19 world.
Register your interest now for Skilling for Recovery by emailing us at: [email protected] or phone us on: 1300 653 501