NSW JobTrainer - Information for employers and providers
NSW JobTrainer supports vocational training and skills development. It's a partnership between training providers, employers, the NSW and Australian governments. Find out what's involved and how to access initiatives.
JobTrainer helps build a stronger and more resilient workforce.
It gives people the skills businesses need. This includes high demand areas like construction, aged care and digital skills.
It's part of a $637 million program funded by the NSW government and Australian government.
The program is providing over 250,000 vocational training places.
It will run until 31 December 2022.
Training Services NSW manages the program in NSW.
How it works
JobTrainer improves access to training for jobseekers, students and workers.
It does this by offering:
- fee-free training*
- full and part qualification courses
- personalised support to find and get training
- bespoke state, regional and localised services.
If you're a student, worker or jobseeker interested in JobTrainer see Skills NSW
Who is eligible
To get fee-free* training, people must
1) meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria and
2) be one (or more) of the following:
- Job seeker. This includes someone who is unemployed, on income support payments or expected to become unemployed (but there’s specific criteria for construction – see below this list).
- Young person (including school leaver) aged 16-24, regardless of employment status
- NSW veteran and their recognised partner or spouse
- Any individual (including an employed person) seeking fee-free* training in specific full and part qualifications in:
aged care, childcare, disability care
digital skills or
Training and Assessment (TAE).
Note on construction part-qualification course criteria: To meet the 'expected to become unemployed' criteria, applicants must be currently employed in construction.
Find out more about JobTrainer initiatives to help you grow your staff and business.
- NSW JobTrainer for young people, job seekers and school leavers
- Skills brokers help you retrain or upskill your staff or find trained staff. They provide local support across NSW.
- Workforce development helps large employers and investors plan and implement customised workforce development strategies.
- Construction industry initiatives help construction contractors build workforce capability and capacity.
- Funded full and part qualifications help young people and job seekers find rewarding employment in target industries. They also help people retrain or up-skill to stay in work.
Get JobTrainer RTO resources
*Fee-free training fully funded by the NSW and Australian Governments.