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Grow your business and your people

Did you know that there are subsidies available to help you grow your business’s most important asset? Making sure your staff is equipped with the skills and knowledge they need is essential for meeting your business goals.

A series of local roundtables is being held around the state to let you know about the range of Government support and programs offered to Tasmanian businesses to help you access training solutions for your business.

You’ll hear from employers that have been able to grow their business by improving their skills and those of their people. You will also have the chance to provide feedback on your business training needs and the obstacles and barriers you might face to accessing appropriate training.  

Join us for this free event.  
Find out how to give your staff the skills you need to grow your business.
Refreshments Provided.

WhereVenueDateTimes
St HelensTidal Waters Resort - Leprena RoomTuesday, 9 May 5:30pm – 7:30pm
LauncestonTramsheds Function Centre - Room 28Wednesday, 10 May 12:30pm – 2:30pm
StrahanRisby Cove - TheatretteMonday, 15 May 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Ulverstone Turners Beach Berry PatchTuesday, 16 May 5:30pm – 7:30pm
HobartWrest Point Hotel - Derwent Room (Breakfast)Friday, 19 May 7:15am – 9:15am
Huonville Trade Training CentreMonday, 22 May  5:30pm – 7:30pm
Sorell Trade Training CentreWednesday, 24 May5:30pm – 7:30pm

You are encouraged to register early as numbers are limited.

Please use the registration form or email Jacqui Maclaine on 03 6165 6008 jacqui.maclaine@skills.tas.gov.au


Industry specific

For detailed industry information please select sector from the following list - other sectors are under development:


Strategic Industry Engagement

The Strategic Industry Advisory Framework comprises existing and new structures that provide strategic and operational advice on training and workforce development matters.

The centrepieces of the Framework are 'Endorsed Strategic Partners', a select group of industry and community associations who are able to provide high-level strategic advice on training and workforce development on behalf of their constituencies. These Partners, individually meet regularly with Skills Tasmania, reporting against an agreed, formal instrument to ensure consistency of approach over time and across industries. They will meet as a group with Skills Tasmania on an annual basis.

At the end of May 2016, there were 13 'Endorsed Strategic Partners':

  • Aged and Community Care Tasmania
  • Migrant Resource Centre - Southern Tasmania
  • Migrant Resources - Northern Tasmania
  • National Disability Service
  • Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania
  • Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Training Board
  • Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
  • Tasmanian Hospitality Association
  • TasICT
  • Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council
  • Tasmanian Seafood Council
  • Tasmanian Transport and Logistics Workforce Advisory Group

Regional Industry Leaders' Forums

Every year, the Department of State Growth hosts Regional Industry Leaders Forums across the state. These forums present an opportunity for business leaders and registered training organisations to:

  • network, potentially forming new partnerships
  • improve understanding on how to access the training system and funding programs
  • understand how the Tasmanian Government supports businesses.

Information received from the sessions will assist Skills Tasmania to shape new strategies for workforce development and with the potential to influence the purchase of training.

For a copy of the presentation and notes from the Regional Industry Leaders Forums held in Hobart and Launceston in May 2016, please refer to the documents below:

2016 Regional Industry Leaders Forums Information Pack | PDF 696KB
2016 Regional Industry Leaders Forums Presentation | PDF 1.4MB
Regional Industry Leaders Forum 25 May 2016 Summary | PDF 67KB


Minister’s Forum with Strategic Industry and Community Partners

On the 3 August 2016 the Hon. Mathew Groom Minister for State Growth met with 13 industry and community organisations that make up the State Growth Strategic Industry and Community Partners, in the annual Minister’s Skills Strategic Partners’ Forum.

The Forum brought together key industry and community partners to provide advice about training and workforce development priorities in their sectors. This information helps to inform Government where best to target investment for skills that will deliver significant value to the economy.

The attached document shows the common themes arising from these discussions.  

Minister’s Forum with Strategic Industry and Community Partners – Common Themes | PDF 107KB


Further information

Skills Service Organisations (SSOs) to support Industry Reference Committees (IRCs) in their work to develop and review training packages.

List of Training Packages and Industry Reference Committees (IRCs)  

Training.gov.au provides detailed information on training package content and lists Registered Training Organisations (RTO) approved for delivery of qualifications.

The Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships Information website provides information on funded traineeships and apprenticeships and sample training plans.

Unions Tasmania represents worker interests on a range of boards and advisory committees, and provides advice about industrial implications of training and workforce development strategies.