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The Skills Facts e-newsletter provides up-to-date news and events on Tasmanian and national VET-related matters, including workshops, forums, conferences, funding opportunities and professional development activities.

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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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23 Jun 2021 - Rapid Response - Careers in Aged Care and Disability Support

The Careers in Aged Care, Disability Support and Home and Community Care program offers fee-free training to individuals interested to train in the Certificate III in Individual Support, a critical qualification in the aged care, disability or home and community care sectors.

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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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19 Sept 2020 Skills Fund Grant Program Release

The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, has released the Skills Fund grant program.  Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (ERTOs) are eligible to submit an application before the grant closes.

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27 July 2020 Infection Control Training Fund

The Australian and Tasmanian governments have entered into a partnership to support the delivery of infection control training by registered training organisations at low or no cost to customer-facing workers.

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Infection control training fund now open

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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29 April 2020 – Train Now Fund Grant Release

Skills Tasmania is seeking submissions from Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to provide vocational education and training to existing workers, including sole traders, during the COVID-19 pandemic period.

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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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11 March 2020 - Skills Fund and Adult Learning Fund Grants open

The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, is accepting applications for two grant programs, open to Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (ERTOs).

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Skills fund and adult learning fund grants now open

10 Mar 2020 - Energising Tasmania Training Fund Grant Program

The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, has released a new grant program to support the Energising Tasmania Training Fund.  Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (ERTOs) are eligible to submit an application before the grant closes.

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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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