First time seasonal workers recruited under the Programme will have an opportunity to receive training in Australia in:
- basic English literacy and numeracy
- basic information technology skills
- first aid
Returning seasonal workers will have the opportunity to complete a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment against competencies at a Certificate I or II level in the sector that they have been working in. For example, Certificate I in horticulture.
For more information about Add-on Skills Training, please view the Add-on Skills Training factsheet.
The Add-on Skills Training component of the Seasonal Worker Programme allows seasonal workers to access government funded basic training opportunities to a value of up to $825 (GST inclusive) per seasonal worker. Training may take place during quiet periods of work, after-hours or on weekends, depending on the arrangements between the training provider and the approved employer. Registered Training Organisations work in partnership with approved employers to schedule delivery of the training. A list of approved RTOs are below:
The Add-on Skills Training programme administered by the Department of Employment will conclude on 30 June 2018.