Sarah Courtney,Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
An additional 90 qualifications have been added to the Energising Tasmania Training Fund which provides fee-free training and qualifications to meet the predicted demand for skilled workers in the energy sector.
The $16.1 million joint Australian-Tasmanian Government program was created in response to Tasmania’s upcoming major renewable energy projects including Battery of the Nation, Marinus Link, wind farm developments and the establishment of a green hydrogen industry.
Since opening in March 2020 with 15 identified core qualifications, we have been working closely with the industry to expand the training on offer adding an extra 90 qualifications to the list.
The fund supports workers to access fee-free qualifications and apprenticeships/traineeships with an additional $1000 per learner also available to pay for non-tuition costs associated with their learning.
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 across industries.
Energising Tasmania is expected to support as many as 2500 training places through Registered Training Organisations across the state.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government is continuing to develop our workforce and training capabilities to meet industry needs and grow Tasmania’s reputation as a renewable energy powerhouse.
Energising Tasmania will play a key role in making this a reality, and I encourage anyone interested to visits skills.tas.gov.au.
The current round of applications remains open to Endorsed Registered Training Organisations until Friday, 27 August 2021 or until all funds are fully allocated.