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Energising Tasmania

Skills Tasmania, on behalf of the Tasmanian Government, is responsible for administering the $16.143 million Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania with the Australian Government.

This four year commitment will support Tasmania to develop a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for the Battery of the Nation initiative and, more broadly, the renewable energy and related sectors in Tasmania.

To ensure the successful labour market outcomes of the training under this Agreement, support will also be provided for industry engagement, workforce planning and development, and building training sector capacity.

1About Energising Tasmania

Key activities for Energising Tasmania include:

  1. Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee: established to provide advice to the Tasmanian Government on the implementation of the Energising Tasmania commitment.
  2. Energising Tasmania Training Fund: established to for Endorsed Registered Training Organisations to deliver fully subsidised training for energy, infrastructure and related sectors.
  3. Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund: established to support training system capability to meet the needs of energy and infrastructure sectors.
  4. Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund: established to support workforce development key recommendations from relevant workforce development activity for energy and infrastructure sectors.

2Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee

The Committee will provide advice to Government on the implementation of the Energising Tasmania commitment as well as the Civil Construction Industry Workforce Plan 2019-25.

The Committee is chaired by Mr Ray Mostogl and includes representation from:

  • Hydro Tasmania
  • TasNetworks
  • UPC Renewables
  • Engineers Australia
  • Hazell Bros
  • Civil Contractors Federation
  • TasTAFE
  • University of Tasmania
  • Department of Education
  • Department of State Growth

3Workforce Development Plan for the Tasmanian Energy Sector – Stage 1

The Workforce Development Plan for the Tasmanian Energy Sector (Stage 1) was finalised in December 2020.

This Plan has been developed with the intent of articulating the skills, training and employment needs that sit across major energy projects in the next 1-7 years and will inform immediate programs and activities pertinent to the Energising Tasmania agenda.

The Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee (TEIWAC) oversaw the development of this Plan. TEIWAC has been established to provide advice to the Tasmanian Government on the implementation of the Energising Tasmania initiative.

TEIWAC and Skills Tasmania welcomes feedback on the Stage 1 Workforce Development Plan to inform the development of Stage 2 workforce development planning and activities. Please provide feedback by email to energisingtas@skills.tas.gov.au.

To view the Workforce Development Plan for the Tasmanian Energy Sector (Stage 1), please click here.

4Energising Tasmania Training Fund

The Energising Tasmania Training Fund second grant round is now open. The opening and closing dates for the Fund are 11 September 2021 until 12 September 2022, or until grant funds are full allocated.

The Fund provides fully subsidised training places (and support for non-tuition costs) with Endorsed Registered Training Organisations for industry identified qualifications and skill sets for the renewable energy and related sectors.

The fund subsidises training for individuals working in or wanting to make a career transition into one of the industry sectors outlined below:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy (water, electricity, hydrogen, wind, solar)
  • Engineering
  • Infrastructure (including civil construction; building and construction)

For further information, please visit here.

5Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund

Round 1 of the Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund was released on 16 October 2020 and closed 5 February 2021. The Fund aims to support Registered Training Organisations to increase training capacity and undertake other projects that respond to the training needs of Tasmania’s energy and infrastructure sectors.

Round two of the TMD Fund is now open. Closes 2pm, Thursday 30 June 2022.

For further information, please click here.

6Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund

Round 1 of the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund was released on 16 October 2020 and closed 4 December 2020. The Fund will look to support projects that delivery on key recommendations from relevant workforce development planning activity, including those endorsed by the Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee and identified in the Civil Construction Industry Workforce Plan 2019-2025.

Round two of the WFD Fund is now open. Closes 2pm, Thursday 23 September 2021.

For further information, please visit here.

See here for a media release regarding the funded projects for the 2020 Energy and infrastructure Workforce Development Fund.

For further information or queries regarding Energising Tasmania please email energisingtas@skills.tas.gov.au.