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New program to provide aged care and disability support training

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The Tasmanian Government is providing workforce training to meet the needs of our growing businesses as part of our plan to secure Tasmania’s future.

Applications will open this Saturday for the new training fund, announced in the Premier’s State of the State address, to skill people to work in the growing Aged Care and Disability Support sectors as part of our $20.5 million package to help Tasmanian workers into jobs.

The new Rapid Response – Careers in Aged Care and Disability Support will provide skills and career pathways for 600 Tasmanians. It comes in response to a key recommendation of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) Report.

Community services and health is the state’s largest employing sector (16 per cent of total employment in 2020) and is projected to grow by 11 per cent by 2024.

The main focus of the Rapid Response Skills Initiative is to transition unemployed and underemployed workers to areas with emerging employment opportunities in the aged care and disability sectors.

The program will provide fee free funding for individuals to gain skills through the Certificate III in Individual Support which is recognised as the critical qualification in the Aged Care and Disability sectors.

Endorsed Registered Training Organisations are eligible to apply with applications closing on Friday, 23 April 2021.

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