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14 May 2022 - Skills Fund grant round ST058 is now open...

The Skills Fund grant round ST058 is now open and will close 2pm (AEST) on 14 June 2022.

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28 Apr 2022 - Tasmanian Training Awards 2022 - Nominations now open

The annual Tasmanian Training Awards recognise individuals and organisations that have achieved success, best practice and innovation in vocational education and training (VET).

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26 April 2022 - Skills Facts 272

Skills Facts 272 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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31 Mar 2022 - Skills Facts 271

Skills Facts 271 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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23 Feb 2022 - Skills Facts 270

Skills Facts 270 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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31 Jan 2022 - Skills Facts 269

Skills Facts 269 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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13 Dec 2021 - Skills Facts 268

Skills Facts 268 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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8 Nov 2021 - Launch of the 'With a GTO you're Good to Go' campaign

Skills Tasmania has this week released the With a GTO you're Good to Go campaign, aimed at raising the awareness of the benefits of Group Training Organisations (GTOs) for Tasmanian businesses.

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13 Oct 2021 - Mentoring in Tourism and Hospitality - Skill Set funding

In response to the needs of the Tasmanian tourism and hospitality industry, up to $50 000 has been allocated to fund delivery of a pilot program for training in supervisory and mentoring skills.

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1 Oct 2021 - Draft legislation for TasTAFE released

TasTAFE has a critical role to play in skilling Tasmanians to meet the needs of the economy and to support Tasmanian communities.

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15 Sept 2021 - Tasmanian Training Award winners

The 2021 Tasmanian Training Awards were announced on Friday, 10 September at a Gala Presentation Dinner at Wrest Point.

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11 Sept 2021 - Energising Tasmania Training Fund - Round 2

The Energising Tasmania Training Fund second grant round is now open.

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10 Sept 2021 - North West School Based Apprenticeship Grant Program

Funding is now available for employers in north-west Tasmania to employ a school-based apprentice or trainee.

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17 Aug 2021 - Skills Facts 265

Skills Facts 265 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

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17 Mar 2021 – Launch of the Building and Construction Workforce Action Plan

The Tasmanian Building and Construction Industry Workforce Action Plan 2021, lays out recommended actions to support the growth of the industry and support Tasmania’s recovery from the effects of COVID-19.

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1 Mar 2021 - Release of Mentoring for Success Program

The Mentoring for Success Program opened on 1 March 2021 and will support the use of Group Training Organisations by small to medium enterprises in all industries across the state.

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22 Feb 2021 - 2021 Tasmanian Training Awards

Nominations for the 2021 Tasmanian Training Awards will open on Friday, 26 March and close on Friday, 28 May.  The 2021 presentation ceremony will be held on Friday, 10 September in Hobart.

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20 Nov 2020 - Australian Training Award winners

A small audience in the Boardwalk Gallery at Wrest Point watched the virtual presentation of the 2020 ATAs, including Minister for Education and Training Jeremy Rockliff, our finalists, their families, friends and training providers.It was another a terrific year for Tasmania!

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12 Oct 2020 - Tasmanian Training Award winners

This year’s Tasmanian Training Awards have been presented at a smaller than usual ceremony in Hobart, taking due care with physical distancing requirements for attendees.

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20 July 2020 - 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005

The Disability Standards for Education 2005 (the Standards) help make sure students with disability in Australia can access and participate in education on the same basis as students without disability.

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4 May 2020 – New apprentice/trainee COVID-19 training policy

A new policy for Registered training organisations (RTOs) continuing training and assessment during suspension or following cancellation of an apprentice/trainee training contract.

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29 April 2020 – Support to boost staff skills and training

The $1.5 million Train Now Fund has been released which will subsidise training for existing workers and sole traders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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24 Mar 2020 - COVID-19 Information and Business Support

The Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills and Employment has set up a page to help students, parents and education providers, as well as job seekers and employers find the information they need to make informed decisions about managing the risk associated with COVID-19.

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24 Mar 2020 - COVID-19 Apprenticeship and Traineeship Contracts

Information for Tasmanian apprentices and trainees, and their employers.

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3 Mar 2020 - Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers

Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers is an Australian Government-funded initiative to enable older Australian workers and recently unemployed older Australians to remain in, or re-enter the workforce.

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21 Feb 2020 – National VET Reforms

VET Reform RoadmapIn 2019, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed a vision for vocational education and training (VET) to position the sector as responsive, dynamic and trusted. To deliver on this vision, COAG tasked Skills Ministers with developing a VET Reform Roadmap.

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11 Feb 2020 - Facts Sheets – Novel coronavirus

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment has published new fact sheets on their website related to the novel coronavirus.

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29 Nov 2019 - Tasmania takes out national training awards

Tasmania’s vocational education and training (VET) sector has been recognised with four national awards at the 26th Australian Training Awards in Brisbane last night.

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