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Tasmania signs up to new National Partnership

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

I am pleased to announce that in a positive step forward for vocational education and the skills sector in Tasmania, the Hodgman Liberal Government has signed the National Partnership on the Skilling Australians Fund.

The new National Partnership is solely focused on delivering training outcomes for Tasmanian learners and employers.  In contrast, the previous National Partnership dedicated only 35 per cent of funding towards training.

The $31.5 million provided through the National Partnership will assist the Tasmanian Government to support employment in growing industry sectors such as building and construction, agriculture, tourism and hospitality and aged care and disability services.

It is estimated that $1.5 billion will be provided through the National Partnership on the Skilling Australians Fund across Australia, aimed at creating up to 300,000 additional apprenticeships and traineeships.

The Partnership will ensure Tasmanians continue to deliver high quality training, while helping us reach our target of building the number of apprentices and trainees by 40 per cent by 2025.