As part of its Economic Response to COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing free or low-fee training courses across the nation through its $1 billion JobTrainer Fund.

The Australian Government has partnered with state and territory governments to establish a new $1 billion JobTrainer Fund. The Australian Government is providing $500 million in 2020-21 and this is being matched by contributions from state and territory governments.

Job seekers and young people, including school leavers, can now take advantage of subsidised training to learn skills for jobs in demand. Subsidies will also be available to employers to keep apprentices and trainees in work.

Job seekers and young people

The JobTrainer Fund will provide up to 320,000 additional training places that are free or low fee, in areas of identified skills need such as health, aged and disability care, IT and trades for job seekers and young people, including school leavers.  

JobTrainer funding is available for accredited diplomas, certificates or short courses, based on a list agreed between the National Skills Commission and the state and territory governments. State and territory governments are responsible for determining which qualifications and short courses to prioritise from the agreed list, with focus on training in areas of anticipated employment growth.

The first training places under JobTrainer are now available. Further information on the JobTrainer Fund is available on the Your Career website and the My Skills website.

Free or low-fee courses

Learn skills for jobs in demand like health, aged and disability care, IT and trades.

The first training places under JobTrainer are now available.