The State Government has signed up to the Federal Government's Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership, making up to $126 million available to create thousands of jobs for apprenticeships and traineeships. In addition, the national partnership will provide funding for thousands of pre-apprenticeships - a career pathway strongly supported by industry.
Key to the national partnership is a State Government employer incentive scheme that will provide training support to employers, including small businesses. Funded from changes to payroll tax exemptions for traineeships and the national partnership, the scheme will enable the Government to target assistance to better meet the State's workforce priorities.
Industry will be consulted throughout the development of the incentive scheme to ensure it meets the sector's needs and encourages high-quality, on-the-job training.
The national partnership funding will also be used for skills development to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Read more.