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25 May 2022 - Skills Facts 273

Skills Facts 272 has been released with all the latest news from Skills Tasmania...

In today's newsletter:

  • Skills Fund grant round ST058 now open
  • Tasmanian Training Awards - closing date extended to Monday, 6 June 2022
  • Australian Training Awards - direct entry award categories closing soon
  • Horticulture Supervisor Training Program
  • Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program closed

Skills Fund grant round ST058 now open

The Skills Fund grant round ST058 is now open and will close 2pm (AEST) on Tuesday, 14 June 2022.  The Skills Fund supports industries and businesses in Tasmania to grow and develop a skilled workforce by providing subsidies for training for existing workers to develop new skills through nationally recognised training. To find out more go to the Skills Fund webpage.

Tasmanian Training Awards - closing date extended to Monday, 6 June 2022

Do you know an organisation, or individual, who should be recognised for their exceptional commitment to VET in Tasmania?

Nominations for the 2022 Tasmanian Training Awards now close at 11:59pm on Monday, 6 June 2022.

The annual awards recognise individuals, employers and training providers for their outstanding achievements in vocational education and training (VET) and also shine a spotlight on the ways VET has benefited them, their communities and Tasmania.

Winners of the 2022 awards (in aligned categories) will have the opportunity to represent the state at the Australian Training Awards in Adelaide in November 2022.

For further information and to apply go to the 2022 Tasmanian Training Awards website or call Jacqui Maclaine on 03 6165 6008, or email

Australian Training Awards  – direct entry award categories closing soon

Do you know an organisation, or individual, who should be recognised for their exceptional work, excellence or innovation in the vocational education and training (VET) sector?  

Nominations are closing soon for the 2022 Australian Training Awards direct entry categories.

Direct entry category awards are those without a state training awards equivalent.

The Australian Training Awards highlight outstanding individuals, businesses and registered training organisations who demonstrate best practice and innovation in the nation’s vocational education and training sector.

The five direct entry categories are:

  • Outstanding Achievement in the VET and Skills Sector
  • Excellence in Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice
  • Australian Apprenticeships – Employer
  • Innovation in VET
  • School Pathways to VET

Nominations close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 so start your nomination now.

To check out the eligibility and conditions of entry for the direct entry categories and to submit your nomination, visit the Australian Training Awards website.

Horticulture Supervisor Training Program

Applications for the Horticulture Supervisors Training Grant program closed on Friday, 20 May 2022.

The successful applicant(s) will provide training to the horticulture industry, providing 125 places throughout Tasmania through to September 2022 in the following units:

  • AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work health and safety
  • BSBLDR414 – Lead team effectiveness
  • AHCWRK306 – Comply with industry quality assurance
  • AHCWRK305 – Coordinate worksite activities.

Training will be tailored to the fruit, vegetable and wine grape growing sectors to address current and future workforce needs.

The successful provider(s) is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

Eligible businesses are encouraged to contact the successful training provider(s) to register their interest.

For further information visit the Skills Tasmania website or contact the Program Manager on 03 64777075 or by email

Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program closed

The Apprentice and Trainee Grant for Small Business program has now been fully allocated and closed on 30 April 2022.

Following the success of this program, the funding of almost $11 million provided through the 2021-22 State Budget, have now been fully committed.

Employers who have been approved for a grant prior to 30 April 2022 will continue to receive grant payments as they fall due at both the 6 and 12 month point, if their apprentices and trainees are still employed.

Also, any training contracts that have a commencement date prior to 1 May 2022 will be considered for a grant if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Queries relating to this program can be directed to the Grants Administration Officer on 03 6165 6048 or by email at

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