Everything You Need to Know About Job Trainer

Everything You Need to Know About Job Trainer

You may have heard of the term ‘Job Trainer’. Recently, The Australian Government in conjunction with the state government introduced JobTrainer which provides eligible students with free or low-fee VET training courses including certificate iii, certificate iv courses, and diplomas. Here’s everything you need to know about Job Trainer courses, eligibility, and requirements.

Purpose of Job Trainer

The purpose of introducing Job Trainer is to promote workers and provide easier access to jobs in important job growth areas. For example, construction, aged and disability care, IT childcare, and more! Job Trainer was announced as part of the government’s economic response to COVID-19 to upskill people in high-demand skill areas and address the issues of unemployment.

What are the benefits of government-funded training programs like Job Trainer?

  • It provides access to training to the wider community
  • It promotes workforce development through nationally recognised qualifications
  • It provides people with the practical skills and knowledge to move into a variety of jobs across different industries
  • It helps address labour shortages in high demand industries

Who funds Job Trainer?

Job Trainer is jointly funded by the Australian government and state government you reside in. Therefore, you may notice slight variations in the different courses available from state to state.

What are the course fees?

With Job Trainer, the course will either be free or subsidised. The amount left payable is dependent on your course. The RTO or Tafe you are interested in enrolling with will provide you with this information. Alternatively, you can also find this information online from My Skills.

Job Trainer eligibility requirements

Not everyone is eligible for Job Trainer. According to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, you may be eligible to study courses under Job Trainer if you fit into the eligibility criteria listed below.

  • You are aged 17-24
  • You are a school leaver
  • You are looking work
  • You are wanting to study, upskill or reskill in courses that are part if the Job Trainer program

Is Job Trainer just for young people?

No! You don’t need to be a high school leaver to access a subsidised training place under Job Trainer. Training providers should be able to provide insight into your individual circumstances.

What are the government-funded courses in Western Australia?

There are a few areas that have been identified as ‘in-demand’. Therefore, in Western Australia, the majority of priority industry qualifications fall into the following categories:

Care and support

With the government allocating more money in the budget to support services, there’s never been a better time to move into the care sector. Careers in the care are varied and fulfilling. You could choose to study courses across different areas including aged care, disability support, or child-care. If you enjoy working with others and want to learn to support people, a career in care could be the right fit for you.

Information technology 

With the growth in technologies like smartphones, tablets, and online gaming systems there is a greater need for people who can troubleshoot problems related to these items. The devices themselves aren’t going away anytime soon so it’s important that we prepare by providing our employees with skills they’ll be able to use no matter what comes next! You could land yourself a career in areas such as web design, multimedia, software, and more.

Information technology

With the growth in technologies like smartphones, tablets, and online gaming systems there is a greater need for people who can troubleshoot problems related to these items. The devices themselves aren’t going away anytime soon so it’s important that we prepare by providing our employees with skills they’ll be able to use no matter what comes next! You could land yourself a career in areas such as web design, multimedia, software, and more.

Trades

The nationwide shortage of trades is clearly showing no signs of slowing down. With new industrial and residential construction projects fueling this demand, there are many opportunities out right now for workers in these industries to take advantage! Examples of roles include licensed plumbers, bricklayers, civil construction workers, and more.

It’s important to note that as Job Trainer is funded jointly by the federal, state, and territory governments, the list of eligible courses may vary from state to state. To view the full list of government-funded courses under Job Trainer, visit the My Skills website.

How do you apply for Job Trainer courses?

Once you’ve assessed your training options, you can start applying for places with registered training organisations (RTO). Each training provider has its own requirements when it comes to enrolments and applications. In most cases, you need to contact the relevant RTO directly to apply under Job Trainer.

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