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Skills Tasmania

North West Agriculture Skills Delivery

Program name:

North West Agriculture Skills Delivery

Program open to:

Businesses/Employers/Industry

Program open date:

10 Jan 2022

Program close date:

7 Feb 2022


Program purpose:

The program aims to

  • provide training for 150 Agriculture workers in north west Tasmania
  • provide expertise and advice on Vocational Education and Training (VET) to the agriculture industry and
  • support a culture of training in the agriculture industry in north west Tasmania.

Training Fund open date:

March 2022 – further details to be advised

Training Fund close date:

December 2023 – further details to be advised

Contact:

Program Manager

carol.bracken@skills.tas.gov.au

0423255776

The North West Agriculture Skills Delivery Grant program will be delivered in two parts. Firstly, a grant round will select an organisation to provide industry support. Once selected, that organisation will administer a Training Fund of $150 000 to provide subsidised training to the agriculture industry over two years.

Industry Support

The North West Agriculture Skills Delivery Grant program is seeking an organisation to provide support to the agriculture industry in north west Tasmania.

The successful organisation will:

  • work with individual business to identify and recommend effective training opportunities for the current workforce including skill sets, apprenticeships, traineeships and bespoke training as required
  • facilitate increased participation in nationally recognised or non-nationally recognised training for the north west agriculture workforce
  • assist business to develop training and career pathways addressing their current and future workforce needs
  • support the sector more broadly in upskilling its workforce and developing a culture of training and
  • administer and manage a training fund.

To be eligible for the grant applicants must be either:

  1. an agricultural industry association or peak body with north west Tasmanian employers as members
  2. a regional development association with capacity to represent employers and industry in north west Tasmania
  3. an individual organisation that is a legal entity acting on behalf of a north west Tasmania regional or industry collaboration or group of individual businesses, community service organisations, Endorsed Registered Training Organisations (ERTO), Group Training Organisations (GTO) or Apprenticeship Network Providers (ANP) or
  4. a business, entity or organisation who are located and will work in north west Tasmania.

Eligibility criteria are detailed in the Program Guidelines.

Agriculture Skills Delivery Guidelines and Downloads

Applications can be made through an online application form.

Training Fund

From March 2022 to December 2023, interested employers should contact the successful applicant of the North West Agriculture Skills Delivery grant to help them access subsidised training. The training fund will be open to agriculture and agriculture services businesses in north west Tasmania.

Need more information?

Contact Program Manager, carol.bracken@skills.tas.gov.au or 0423255776