Target areas for Prevocational and Part Qualifications

Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications Program funding has been released. The program will focus on training to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

Priority will be given to those that need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.
We are currently jointly working with our clients to identify training needs of their staff and developing programs to upskill their current workforce.
Students who meet the personal Smart and Skilled eligibility requirements are eligible for these courses subject to funding availability

The three target areas for the program are:
Prevocational training
 Pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship training
 Priority groups and industries.

Prevocational training

  • Prevocational training is targeted to help individuals to get a job or continue training to achieve a full qualification.

Pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship training

  • This training is targeted to help individuals gain an apprenticeship or traineeship.

Priority groups and industries

  • There are two priority areas for part qualifications:
    1) Priority groups:
     Long term unemployed
     Students living in rural or remote areas
     Job seekers, including:
     Centrelink benefit recipients
     Underemployed workers who need further training to work more hours
     Mature aged workers returning to the workforce
     Retrenched workers and those at risk of retrenchment.
     School leavers
     People with a disability
     Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
     Disadvantaged youth or youth at risk
     Inmates in NSW Correctional Centres, including Juvenile Justice Centres
     Unemployed volunteers, to support pathways to employment and/or community service.
    2) Priority industries:

    • Industries undergoing economic structural change, needing to retain or up-skill workers to adapt to changing markets or to remain viable
    • Industry sectors that can demonstrate the need for entry level skills, rather than full qualifications
    • Emerging industry areas in a thin market where the training supports industry expansion into new areas, creates new jobs or permanent employment, or supports growth in a local or regional economy
    • Industries experiencing skill shortages.

Priority industries must be willing to:
 partner with government and other stakeholders
 participate in candidate selection
 offer relevant work experience linked to the training, and
 offer actual job opportunities.
For further information about these programs give us a call