Train your staff in a range of qualifications, from Certificate II to Vocational Graduate Diploma and help to develop your workforce now and into the future.
Opportunities are now available for subsidised training places through the new National Workplace Development Fund.
This initiative is part of the Commonwealth Government's commitment to building Australia's future workforce. It has been specifically designed to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills need. Large enterprises will receive 34 percent of the cost of training, medium enterprises 50 per cent and small enterprises 67 per cent.
The Australian Government announced it will subsidise training over four years to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills need. For the forest and timber products industry this program will be administered as a partnership between ForestWorks ISC and the Australian Government.
Who can apply?
Organisations eligible to participate in the program include:
Professional Associations, industry bodies and other lead agents representing a consortia or enterprises
Employment Service Providers
Who is eligible to receive training?
Under the initiative, training will be provided to existing workers and new workers. To be eligible for training an individual must be:
Refers to an individual who in the previous week worked for one hour or more for more than nominal financial remuneration, whether or not on a casual basis or as a self employed person
A person who is aged 17 years or over and:
registered with an ESP; or
an income support recipient who is not currently required to meet acitivity test or participation requirements; or
a participant in the Community Development Employment Projects scheme; or
a participant in the Australian Apprenticeship Access Program; or
not currently working and seeking or intending to seek paid employment or self employment after completing the qualification; or
currently working but seeking to change employment
was in one of the above categories before they entered into their Australian Apprenticeships arrangement (for commencements on or after 1 April 2008)
What training will be funded?
For new workers qualifications include Certificate II, III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate Diploma.
For existing workers qualifications include Certificate III, IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate Diploma.
The Government will fund a proportion of the qualification cost not exceeding the proportion specified in this table:
Size of Participating Organisation’s Workforce (Full Time Equivalent)
Australian Government Contribution (%)
Participating Organisation Contribution (%)
100 – 199 (medium)
200 and above (large)
How to apply
Organisations wishing to participate in this initiative need to phone ForestWorks ISC on 1800 177 001 and supply their ABN and we will assist you through the application process.