Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



22 January 2021

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training & Minister for Disability Services and Community Development

Training more disability service workers

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring we have the skilled workforce needed to support our economy, and through the $21 million JobTrainer Fund we are offering free, nationally recognised training to young Tasmanians and the unemployed in critical industries.  

Jobs in the disability and community support sector are predicted to be one of the biggest areas of future demand, and will continue to grow with the continued roll-out of the NDIS as well as the general ageing of our population.

Through the joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Government initiative, JobTrainer is providing an additional 415 free training places in full qualifications and skill sets for the disability sector in Tasmania.

Importantly, by enabling both public and private Registered Training Organisations to take part in JobTrainer we are maximising the number of placements, qualifications and skill sets that can be offered.

It continues our commitment to the sector, with more than $8 million invested in 6,000 subsidised qualification and skill sets funded over the last 3 years.

Today I met with representatives of National Disability Services (NDS), Avidity Training and Development and Able Australia to discuss how this training support is helping the disability services sector and how we can attract more Tasmanians into a career helping others.

Taking up a job in disability and community support services is an important decision which makes a real difference in improving the lives of Tasmanians with a disability and those that need individual support.

Importantly, for those looking to get into this growing sector or looking for a career that will have a positive impact on the lives of those that need assistance, this training support is available with information on how to follow this path available at www.skills.tas.gov.au



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