Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

30 July 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Building skills to help economic recovery

More than 2000 Tasmanians will benefit in $3.6 million being released through two of the Government’s funds helping Tasmanians to gain new skill and improve their employability.

The Skills Fund will see more than $1.1 million provided to seven Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) for more than 1500 training places across key sectors including construction, manufacturing and disability care.

In addition, the latest round of the Adult Learning Fund will provide almost $2.5 million across 10 RTOs to support training for 550 Tasmanians in high-demand areas including aged services, disability and early childhood education and care.

As we move to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic downturn, we know a strong skills-base of job-ready workers will be needed to get our industries back on their feet.

Providing more training opportunities and the chance at a rewarding job or career provides a solid basis for the emotional, financial and social wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Not only do these programs help our industries bring on more skilled workers to meet their needs, but they open up new career opportunities for Tasmanians looking for work, those looking for a career change, and those looking to advance or diversify their current roles.

The full list of approved RTOs and training programs is available at

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