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17 Aug 2021 - Skills Facts 265

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

Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund Grant Program - Round 2 now open

Applications are now open for the next round of the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund (the WFD Fund), grant program to support Tasmania to build a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for major energy, infrastructure and related initiatives.

Round two of the program is now open for applications. The closing date is 23 September 2021.

The WFD Fund is a key output of the Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania and aims to increase training capacity relating to energy and infrastructure and other support projects endorsed by the Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee.

For more information visit the Skills Tasmania website. For enquiries contact the program manager on 03 6165 5064 or

wfdfund@skills.tas.gov.au.


Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund - Round 2 now open

Applications are now open for the next round of the Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund (TMD Fund), Program to support business and industry growth in Tasmania.

The TMD Fund is a program to support Tasmania to build a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for major energy, infrastructure and related initiatives.

Round two of the program is now open for applications. The closing date is 30 June 2022.

The TMD Fund is a key output of the Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania and aims to increase the capacity of training providers to develop new courses, programs and delivery methods that relate to energy and infrastructure. This includes support for trainer recruitment, upskilling trainers and supporting trainers to re-locate.

For more information visit the Skills Tasmania website. For enquiries contact the program manager on 03 6165 5064 or tmdfund@skills.tas.gov.au.


Building and Construction Workforce – Funding opportunity

Keystone Tasmania, which administers the building and construction industry training fund, has launched a new funding round for projects and course development that aligns with priorities identified in Keystone’s current strategic plan.

Application is by Expression of Interest using the templates provided on Keystone’s website. See the details on project funding and course development funding.

EOIs are due by 31 August, 2021.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the information provided on the website and to contact Keystone prior to submission to discuss their EOI.

Contacts to discuss EOIs are shane.hayes@keystone.com.au and anna.carew@keystone.com.au


JobReady Fund

The Job Ready Fund helps Tasmanian jobseekers gain the essential tools they need to get a job including White Card accreditation, work boots, protective clothing or tools.

Eligible Tasmanians can receive up to $500 to be used to address barriers to employment to ensure that they are work-ready on day one of their new pathway and career.

The program guidelines are available here.

The program will be administered by the Tasmanian Government’s existing Skills Matching Service provider, Searson Buck.

More information on eligibility and support is available here.


Introducing our VET ambassadors

Skills Tasmania is pleased to introduce our five amazing VET ambassadors featured in the next phase of The Skills to take you further VET campaign. They are:

  • Caitlin Radford, Australian Apprentice of the Year and agricultural leader
  • Chris Medcraft, Disability Support Worker
  • Heetham Hekmat, Australian Vocational Student of the Year and Youth Support Worker
  • Jess Benge, Learning Support Officer and autism advocate
  • Richard Wilkinson, builder and career changer.

Their stories can be found at www.vet.tas.gov.au and you can share via the Discover VET Facebook and LinkedIn pages. We’d love you to connect with us there.


Outcomes of the Skills Fund (ST055) grant

The recent Skills Fund (ST055) grant has now been finalised and the list of successful applications has been published on the Skills Fund website.

Almost $2.5 million has been allocated through the Skills Fund to help just over 2,400 existing workers gain new skills.

This training will be delivered by 14 registered training organisations for existing workers in a range of industry sectors including disability and aged care, construction, agriculture and maritime.

For any questions on the Skills Fund program please contact the Program Manager on 03 6165 6012 or theskillsfund@skills.tas.gov.au


2022 Tasmanian Leaders Program - inviting applications

The Tasmanian Leaders Program delivers lasting benefits to participants, their organisations and the wider community. 

Delivered intensively over ten months, the program fast-tracks participants’ leadership capacity through a combination of multi-day residentials and linking sessions that explore issues of significance for Tasmania's future. 

The program is aimed at high potential leaders with a strong drive to become more effective and willing to help make Tasmania a better place for everyone.

Applications are now open and close on 1 October 2021.


For further information visit the Tasmanian Leaders Program website.


Skills Facts new look

We are moving to a new email distribution platform (Vision6) to ensure digital safety and better delivery. With this change our newsletter will take on a new look and feel. You will have the opportunity to update your contact information in our first edition.

If you don’t receive our September newsletter by 30 September 2021, please contact Fiona Elliott on (03) 6165 6140 or fiona.elliott@skills.tas.gov.au


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