Advertisements

Queensland budget – skills and training

22 July 2015

………………………………………………………………………………………………………

The Queensland government has allocated $337.2 million over 4 years for training initiatives in its budget delivered on 15 July. 

………………………………………………………………………………………….……

Skilling Queenslanders for Work

Working Queensland is the reintroduction of the Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. Skilling Queenslanders for Work represents an investment of $240 million over four years to support 32,000 Queenslanders back into work and boost the skills of the Queensland workforce. Participants will be provided tailored support, literacy and numeracy skills, job preparation skills, work placement training opportunities and subsidised work placements. The program is supported by a state-wide regional network, working closely and forming partnerships with community organisations and local employers to determine local skills and entry-level industry and labour needs. The government says the program will pay for itself, generating nearly eight dollars in return to the community for every dollar invested.

Rescuing TAFE

The budget provides $34.5 million over the next four years to restore TAFE Queensland to as the premier provider of VET in Queensland. Funding Qld TAFEwill be directed at helping TAFE Queensland deliver foundation courses, increase the number of qualifications available through VET in schools and hire additional teaching and support staff. The government will also establish an independent Training Ombudsman to investigate complaints made by students and apprentices.

Qld Tafe1

Qld TAFE2

Qld TAFE3

 

Qld TAFE 4

 

See
Queensland Budget Highlights
Queensland Budget Papers

 

Advertisements

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

%d bloggers like this: