New program to supply 600 Tasmanians with aged care and disability help coaching

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

The Tasmanian government is committed to ensuring that we have a skilled workforce to meet the needs of our growing businesses. This is part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.

This Saturday, as part of our $ 20.5 million package to help Tasmanian workers find work, applications are being made for the new training fund announced in the Prime Minister’s address to recruit skilled workers to work in the growing sectors Qualify care for the elderly and support with disabilities.

The new Rapid Response Careers in Elderly Care and Disability Assistance will provide 600 Tasmanians with skills and career paths. It is in response to an important recommendation made in the Prime Minister’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) report.

Community services and health are the largest employment sector in the state (16 percent of total employment in 2020) and are projected to grow 11 percent through 2024.

The main focus of the Rapid Response Skills Initiative is on the transition of unemployed and underemployed workers to areas with new job opportunities in the elderly care and disability sectors.

The program provides individuals with royalty-free funding for skills acquisition through the Certificate III for Individual Assistance, which is recognized as a critical qualification in elderly care and disability.

Recognized registered training organizations can apply with the application deadline on Friday, April 23, 2021.

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