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31 Mar 2022 - Skills Facts 271

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

In today's newsletter:

  • 2022 Tasmanian Training Awards - nominations now open
  • 2022 Australian Training Awards - direct entry categories
  • Energising Tasmania Training Fund - eligible qualifications updated
  • 2022 Adult Learning Forum - outcomes
  • Discover VET - information and stories about vocational education and training

2022 Tasmanian Training Awards

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

Nominations are sought for entry into one of 14 categories covering:

  • apprentices and trainees
  • vocational students
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • school-based apprentices and trainees
  • VET in Schools students
  • VET teachers and trainers
  • employers of all sizes
  • training providers
  • industry collaborations.

Outstanding leadership and contribution to the Tasmanian VET Sector will also be recognised by presentation of the Trevor Leo Medal during the awards.

Visit the Tasmanian Training Awards website where you will find lots of helpful information including how to nominate, FAQs, past winners and finalists, and tips on how to complete your application.

You can also contact Jacqui Maclaine on (03) 6165 6008 or if you have any queries.

2022 Australian Training Awards

The Australian Training Awards are the peak national Awards that showcase best practice in vocational education and training.

Winners from each state and territory’s training awards (in aligned categories) have the opportunity to compete for the national title.

The Australian Training Awards also have a number of awards that are available by direct entry. The following direct entry categories are confirmed for 2022:

  • Outstanding Achievement in the VET and Skills Sector Award
  • Innovation in VET Award
  • School Pathways to VET Award
  • Australian Apprenticeships – Employer Award
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice Award

For further information regarding the Australian Training Awards please visit

Energising Tasmania Training Fund

The eligible qualification list for the Energising Tasmania Training Fundhas been updated with the following qualifications added:

  • UET30621 – Certificate III in ESI – Distribution
  • UET30521 – Certificate III in ESI – Transmission Overhead
  • MEM20413 - Certificate II in Engineering Pathways
  • BSB10120 - Certificate I in Workplace Skills (Project Management)

Eligible training organisations who are delivering energy-relevant training are encouraged to apply.

The Energising Tasmania Training Fundprovides subsidies to deliver nationally-recognised qualifications and skill sets to apprentices/trainees, existing workers or individuals wanting a career change into the renewable energy and related sectors, including infrastructure.

There are three funding streams available:

  • the Energising Tasmania – Skills Fund
  • the Energising Tasmania – Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund, and
  • the Energising Tasmania – Transition Training Fund.

Funded qualifications have been determined in consultation with key industry stakeholders and informed by workforce planning activity. The list of qualifications approved for this fund and the associated subsidy per place can be downloaded from the Energising Tasmania Training Fund webpage

Adding new qualifications

RTOs can apply to have additional qualifications included in the published list by lodging a request in writing to Skills Tasmania via the fund’s email address ( RTOs who apply to expand the qualification list should clearly address and provide evidence how the qualification/s will meet the needs of Tasmania’s energy and infrastructure industry and include evidence of industry consultation.

Adult Learning Forum 2022

Tasmania’s first Adult Learning Forum was held on Friday, 25 February 2022.

Participants heard from key government representatives who outlined recent achievements under the Adult Learning Strategy and led the forum discussions.

Keynote speaker, Allison Clark, the 2018 AgriFuture Rural Woman of the Year, spoke about her experiences in adult learning and ways to affect behavioural change.

The forum also heard about the new 26TEN community in Launceston’s Northern Suburbs, the Migrant Resource Centre North’s pre-employment programs assisting people from CALD backgrounds to gain employment and Libraries Tasmania’s new Lifelong Learning Information Service.

Breakout groups gave participants the opportunity to build connections and to explore the concept of being a leader in adult learning.

You can stay informed about the forum and the work of the Adult Learning Strategy here

Discover VET

We encourage our friends to jump over to the Discover VET website at for information and stories about vocational education and training.

If you have great VET stories and opportunities, please also tag us at

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