The Add-on Skills Training component of the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP), previously administered by the Department of Jobs and Small Business (now the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business), was transferred to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), effective from 1 July 2018.
At present, the Add-on Skills Training component of the SWP allows seasonal workers to access basic training in First Aid, English and IT skills. These skills can help seasonal workers while on the job in Australia and when they return to their home country. The Australian Government funds Add-on Skills Training for seasonal workers. There is no cost to the seasonal worker or the approved employer.
The Pacific Labour Facility (PLF) will deliver a new, enhanced skills training package for the Seasonal Worker Programme and Pacific Labour Scheme from 2019 and following extensive industry consultation.
Any questions regarding these arrangements can be directed through the PLF at firstname.lastname@example.org.