I want to make a complaint

If you want to make a complaint or have a query about the training sector, you can call the National Training Complaints Hotline. 

The National Training Complaints Hotline is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth, state and territory governments. Anyone with a complaint or query about the training sector now has one number to call, so they can report a complaint and have it referred to the right authority for consideration. 

National Training Hotline

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I want to report a complaint concerning vocational education and training I’m not sure who I should raise a complaint with

What’s changing in skills and training?

Delivering Skills for today and tomorrow

The Skills Package lays the building blocks for reforms identified in the Expert review of Australia's vocational education and training system (Joyce Review), placing industry at the centre and raising the profile of VET as a career pathway of choice.

Delivering Skills for today and tomorrow

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National Careers Institute

The National Careers Institute will provide leadership in the delivery of high quality, evidence-based career development to enable Australians to make informed decisions about their learning, training and work pathways. 

The first National Careers Ambassador, Scott Cam, is working with the National Careers Institute to make sure individuals and business can take advantage of the career pathways on offer. 

National Careers Institute 

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National Skills Commission

The National Skills Commission will provide national leadership to the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. 

The Commission will oversee the Australian Government’s investment in VET and drive long-term improvements to the VET sector. It will undertake research and analysis of future skills needs across industry to ensure government funding addresses national labour market priorities including those arising from developing technologies.

National Skills Commission

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Are my qualifications recognised?

Mutual recognition – getting interstate qualifications recognised.

To work in some occupations, you need to be registered and/or hold a licence in the jurisdiction you want to work in.  In Australia, each state and territory administers and issues its own occupational licences. Each jurisdiction differs in what occupations they choose to licence and what types of licences are available.

Mutual Recognition

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I want to know how to get my qualification recognised in another state or territory I want to know who to contact to get my qualification recognised
Trades Recognition Australia

This service offers a number of different skills assessment programs based on your occupation, country of passport, where you studied and the type of visa you are seeking. 

Skills and Licence Recognition

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You’re interested in migrating to Australia You want to transfer skills gained overseas in to Australia

I need to upskill my employees

Find an apprentice through Australian Apprenticeships

Employing an Australian apprentice is a smart investment in the future of your business. Hiring an apprentice allows your business to train a new employee to meet your business needs. 

A range of financial incentives may be available to you when you employ an eligible Australian apprentice. 

Australian Apprenticeships 

For more information and advice on Australian Apprenticeships, contact your local Apprenticeship Network provider or call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73. 

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I want to hire an apprentice for my business I’m interested in financial assistance
Foundation Skills for Your Future

If you are looking to improve your staff’s language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills to help upskill your workforce, then contact a Program Service provider who will develop and deliver a tailored training project that improves your employee’s skills and provides them with the confidence to meet current and future employment needs.

For more information on how to access training under the Foundation Skills for Your Future Program, visit the Foundation Skills for Your Future page, contact your local service provider or email employment-foundationskills@dese.gov.au

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I want to upskill my staff I want to improve the foundation skills of my staff

Can I get help to pay for my training?

Skilling Australia Fund and course subsidies

State and territory governments match funding provided by the Australian Government to grow the number of apprentices and trainees to support Australia's future productivity, jobs and growth. Over $330 million has been provided to state and territory governments, supporting approximately 80,000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. 

Some courses attract government subsidies and you can get help to pay for your course. Your state may have special opportunities – check their sites for opportunities.   

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I want to know which courses in my state or territory receive a government subsidy I want to know if I can get help to pay for my course in my state or territory
VET Student Loans

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students pay tuition fees for approved higher-level (diploma and above) vocational education and training (VET) courses, when studying at VET Student Loans approved course providers.

VET Student Loans

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I’m doing a diploma or above VET course and want a loan to pay my course fees
Loans to support Australian Apprentices

You may be eligible for a loan to help you meet everyday costs while you undertake training. 

Trade Support Loans

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I am undertaking an apprenticeship and want help to meet everyday living costs
Financial assistance to re-skill or retrain to land your next job

If you’re looking to update your skills the Skills and Training Incentive can help you. 

The Skills and Training Incentive, provides eligible older Australians with up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to gain new skills. 

Skills Checkpoint and Training Incentive

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I’m between 45 and 70 years old I’m an Australian citizen or permanent resident I’m currently employed I’ve been unemployed for less than 3 months and not registered with an employment provider

What skills are in demand?

I'm looking for a change

If you need help planning your future career, or you’re looking for a change, the Job Outlook website can help you find the careers that suit your skills and interests, and identify growth industries in need of people like you. 

You can also try Skills Match on Job Outlook to det ideas for new jobs that use your skills.  

Job Outlook

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I want ideas for new jobs that use my skills I want ideas about what type of careers suit my work style I want to find out what careers are in demand where I live I want to find out about industries and jobs that are expected to grow
Australian Apprenticeship National Skills Needs List

This list underpins eligibility for several payments under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program.

Australian Apprenticeship National Skills Needs List

The list is being reviewed and will be updated in mid-2020.

Review of the National Skills Needs List

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I want to know what apprenticeships are in demand I want to know what apprenticeships the government may subsidise

I want to become an apprentice

*Train, work* and get *experience* through an *Australian Apprenticeship*

Australian Apprenticeships, also referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships, are a great way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website will provide you with information if you are considering an apprenticeship or traineeship.

You don’t need a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to be able to do an apprenticeship – they are available to anyone of working age.

You can combine time at work and earning an income, with training and studying for your chosen occupation.

When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.

You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while doing your apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships Pathways

Trade Support Loans

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I’m looking for paid training I’m interested in doing an apprenticeship I don’t have a secondary school certificate or other qualification
*Train or study for your ideal role in the workforce behind the Australian Defence Force*

There are thousands of Australian men and women working across the country who aren’t in the defence force, but work to support and strengthen it.

There are also students and apprentices who are developing trade knowledge and technical skills that will be needed more in the future to deliver modernised defence capabilities.

If you’re interested in exploring new experiences and careers, a defence industry job could be for you. You can explore the financial, career and lifestyle benefits on the Defence Industry website.

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I’m looking for paid training I’m interested in undertaking an apprenticeship

I want to retrain or upskill

Train, work and get experience through an Australian Apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships, also referred to as apprenticeships or traineeships, are a great way for you to start a career or build on your existing one.

The Australian Apprenticeships Pathways website will provide you with information if you are considering an apprenticeship or traineeship.

You don’t need a secondary school certificate or any other qualification to be able to do an apprenticeship – they are available to anyone of working age.

You can combine time at work and earning an income, with training and studying for your chosen occupation.

When you finish your Australian Apprenticeship, you’ll have a nationally recognised qualification that can take you anywhere in Australia and one that is held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.

You may also be able to apply for Trade Support Loans to meet everyday costs while doing your apprenticeship.

Australian Apprenticeships

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I’m looking for paid training I’m interested in doing an apprenticeship I don’t have a secondary school certificate or other qualification
I'm looking to start a career, advance or change careers.

If you are looking to start a career, advance or change careers, the My Skills website provides information on nationally recognised training and qualifications across a range of industries.

My Skills is an Australian Government initiative to ensure training consumers have access to current, straightforward, independent and trustworthy Information to help them make choices about their training options.

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I’m looking for information on nationally recognised courses I want to know the outcomes, durations and locations of nationally-accredited training I want to find out how to get qualified for jobs in a range of industries I want to find a local registered training provider
*Financial assistance* to *re-skill* or retrain to land your *next job*.

If you’re looking to update your skills the Skills and Training Incentive can help you.

The Skills and Training Incentive, provides eligible older Australians with up to $2,200 (GST inclusive) to fund training to gain new skills. 

Skills Checkpoint and Training Incentive

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I’m between 45 and 70 years old I’m an Australian citizen or permanent resident I’m currently employed I’ve been unemployed for less than 3 months and not registered with an employment provider
Looking for a job and need help to improve your English, reading, writing or mathematics skills?

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program provides language, literacy and numeracy training of up to 650 hours to eligible job seekers, to help them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

The program caters for job seeker groups with literacy and/or numeracy training needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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I’m of working age (15 years and above) I’m an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or I have working rights in Australia I’m registered as a job seeker with Centrelink or an Employment Service Provider I’m not a full time student
Develop your language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) skills to up-skill or re-skill for new roles.

If you are looking to improve your language, literacy and numeracy skills to move into a new job or undertake further education and training, you may be eligible for a Government funded course under the Foundation Skills for Your Future program.

Go to new website pages on Foundations Skills for Your Future 

Foundation Skills for Your Future Program

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I want to improve my language, numeracy and digital literacy I am employed or recently unemployed I want help to pay for my course
Find examples of businesses that have had great success.

You can see real stories from Australians who have completed vocational education and training at the Australian Training Awards website. The awards have been running since 1994 and recognise individuals, employers and registered training organisations that have contributed to skilling Australia. 

Australian Training Awards

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I want to learn about other people’s experiences of the vocational education and training system.

I need skills to get job ready

Looking for a job and need help to improve your English, reading, writing or mathematics skills?

The Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) program provides language, literacy and numeracy training of up to 650 hours to eligible job seekers, to help them to participate more effectively in training or in the labour force.

The program caters for job seeker groups with literacy and/or numeracy training needs including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, youth, people with disabilities, mature aged people, and job seekers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Skills for Education and Training (SEE) Program

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I’m of working age (15 years and above) I’m an Australian citizen or permanent resident, or I have working rights in Australia I’m registered as a job seeker with Centrelink or an Employment Service Provider I’m not a full time student
Reading Writing hotline

The Reading Writing Hotline provides a national phone service for adults seeking English language, literacy and numeracy referral information, advice and support. 

Reading Writing Hotline

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I am over 18 I want to find out about English language, literacy and numeracy courses near me I want to find adult language, literacy and numeracy teaching and learning resources I want to find out if I can get help paying for a course
Prepare for work

If you’re under 25 and looking for help to plan your career, or you’re looking for tips on how to find a job, Job Jumpstart can help you take control of your job searching.

The website offers articles, tips and resources on a vast range of topics.

The website can help you:

  • learn different ways to contact employers about jobs
  • find the jobs and industries that might suit you
  • understand how to develop your skills and build your experience
  • make your job application stand out
  • adjust to the workforce and understand your workplace rights and responsibilities.

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I’m under 25 I’m looking for help to plan my career I want information and tips to help with my job search
Foundation Skills for Your Future

The Foundation Skills for Your Future Program (the Program) provides free training to  eligible participants to help them upskill or re-skill for new roles, to obtain and retain secure employment or to undertake further education and training.

For more information and advice about the Foundation Skills for Your Future Program, visit the Foundation Skills for Your Future page, contact your local service provider or email employment-foundationskills@dese.gov.au.

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I’m over 15 and have left school I’m an Australian citizen or permanent resident I am employed or recently unemployed (in the last nine months) and not registered with an Employment Service Provider I’m not a full time student

I want to enrol in training

Where can I find information on recognised training organisations?

If you are looking to enrol in training, the My Skills website provides information on recognised training organisations across Australian and information about the courses they offer. There is also advice about average course fees and information on subsidies that may help you pay for your course. 

My Skills is an Australian Government initiative to ensure training consumers have access to current, straightforward, independent and trustworthy Information to help them make choices about their training options. 

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I want to find my local registered training providers I’m looking for information on nationally recognised courses I’m interested in government subsidies to help me pay for my course
Where can I find information in my State/Territory?

Some courses attract government subsidies and you can get help to pay for your course or do a course for free.  Your state may have special opportunities – check their sites for opportunities.

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I want to know what courses are available in my state or territory I want to know if there is help to pay for my courses in my state or territory

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