Add-on Skills Training

This page provides information about the Add-on Skills Training component of the program.

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The Add-on Skills Training component of the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), previously administered by the then Department of Education, Skills and Employment and was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), effective from 1 July 2018.

At present, the Add-on Skills Training component of the SWP allows seasonal workers to access basic training in First Aid, English and IT skills. These skills can help seasonal workers while on the job in Australia and when they return to their home country. The Australian Government funds Add-on Skills Training for seasonal workers. There is no cost to the seasonal worker or the Approved Employer.

The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) will deliver a new, enhanced skills training package for the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme from 2019 following extensive industry consultation.

Any questions regarding these arrangements can be directed through the PLF at