Premier of Tasmania – Energizing Tasmania now supports over 100 qualifications
July 6, 2021
Sarah Courtney, Minister of Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
90 more qualifications have been added to the Energizing Tasmania Training Fund, which offers free training and qualifications to meet the expected demand for skilled workers in the energy sector.
The $ 16.1 million Australian-Tasmanian Government Joint Program was created in response to future major Tasmanian renewable energy projects, including Battery of the Nation, Marinus Link, wind farm developments and the creation of ‘a green hydrogen industry.
Since opening in March 2020 with 15 core qualifications identified, we have worked closely with industry to expand the training offer by adding 90 additional qualifications to the list.
The fund helps workers gain free access to qualifications and apprenticeships / internships with an additional $ 1,000 per learner also available to pay for non-tuition fees associated with their apprenticeship.
Training options now include advanced manufacturing, energy, civil infrastructure, and building and construction, giving learners skills that are not only specifically applicable in the energy sector, but also easily transferable between organizations. industries.
Energizing Tasmania is expected to support up to 2,500 training places through accredited training organizations across the state.
The Liberal Government of Tasmania continues to develop our workforce and training capabilities to meet the needs of industry and increase Tasmania’s reputation as a renewable energy powerhouse.
Energizing Tasmania will play a key role in making this happen, and I encourage anyone interested to visit skills.tas.gov.au.
The current round of applications remains open to accredited training organizations until Friday, August 27, 2021 or until all funds are fully allocated.
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