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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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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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