Industry Training Hubs

The Australian Government is investing $50.6 million to trial Industry Training Hubs in ten regions across Australia.

Industry Training Hubs aim to improve opportunities for young people in regions with high youth unemployment, targeting Year 11 and Year 12 students. Each Training Hub will be managed by a full-time Career Facilitator, providing an on-the-ground presence while delivering Training Hub services.

Career Facilitators will work with and encourage young people to build skills and choose occupations in demand in their region, creating better linkages between schools and local industry, repositioning vocational education and training as a first-choice option. Through this work, the Industry Training Hubs will help eliminate persistent high youth unemployment in regional areas.

Training Hub locations:

  • New South Wales (Grafton, Gosford)
  • Victoria (Shepparton)
  • Queensland (Maryborough, Townsville)
  • Western Australia (Wanneroo, Armadale)
  • South Australia (Port Pirie)
  • Tasmania (Burnie)
  • Northern Territory (Alice Springs).

Eight Training Hubs are now underway:

  • Burnie (Tasmania)
  • Townsville (Queensland)
  • Maryborough (Queensland)
  • Port Pirie (South Australia)
  • Shepparton (Victoria)
  • Armadale (Western Australia).
  • Gosford (NSW)
  • Wanneroo (Western Australia)

The remaining two Training Hubs will commence progressively in 2021.

Role of Career Facilitators

A Career Facilitator will be engaged to facilitate delivery of Training Hub services in each location. The Career Facilitators are an on-the-ground presence to map skills shortages and form partnerships between local employers, schools and those providing advice and education to students.

Career Facilitators do not deliver similar services to those provided by career advisors in schools, Employment Facilitators, Apprenticeship Network Providers, Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) or other training or job matching services including jobactive. The Career Facilitator works to improve connections between local stakeholders, to create sustainable employment outcomes for the region and the broader economy.

Contact details for the Career Facilitators for the Training Hubs that have commenced are provided below.

For more information about Industry Training Hubs and Career Facilitators, email IndustryTrainingHub@dese.gov.au

Contact

Contact details for Industry Training Hub services are below.

Training Hub Contracted organisation Career Facilitator Phone Number Email
Burnie (TAS) Peirce Consulting Pty Ltd Mr Damian Peirce 0400 743 857 Damian@peirceconsultingtas.com.au
Townsville (QLD) MEGT (Australia) Ltd Ms Julie Ashdown 0429 884 279 julieashdown@megt.com.au
Maryborough (QLD) The BUSY Group Limited Ms Karen Seymour 0447 439 297 karen.seymour@busyatwork.com.au
Port Pirie (SA) Career Employment Group Incorporated Mr Robin O’Dea 0438 458 997 robin.odea@ceg.net.au
Shepparton (VIC) MEGT (Australia) Ltd Ms Kristen Elliott 0437 918 399 kristenelliott@megt.com.au
Armadale (WA) Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia Ms Linda Winter 0407 611 804 linda.winter@cciwa.com
Gosford (NSW) Business NSW Mr Michael Brolly 0490 125 830 michael.brolly@businessnsw.com
Wanneroo (WA) Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia Ms Megan Strong 0407 389 898 Megan.Strong@cciwa.com