We have received an overwhelming response from industry with 38 expressions of interest from enterprises for a total of 823 training places-this is a major increase in applications and we thank industry for taking the time to submit their expressions of interest. Applications have now been sent to DEEWR and we will have an update on the success of those applications soon.
About the EBPPP
The EBPPP commenced in November 2009 and was extended until 10 May 2010. Enterprises apply directly to the relevant Industry Skills Council for participation in the program. Applications deemed unsuccessful initially may be resubmitted prior to the cut off date after refining their application.
The EBPPP will provide up to 90 per cent of the cost of training from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level. It is designed to increase the skills of existing workers especially in occupations on the priority occupations list.
The Government’s contribution will depend on the size of the business, with organisations with less than 100 employees receiving 90 per cent of their training costs, those with between 100 and 199 receiving 75 percent, and those with 200 or more employees receiving 50 per cent of their training costs.