Smart, Skilled and Hired

Smart, Skilled and Hired

5 October 2016

Smart, Skilled and Hired is a NSW Government initiative that will create job and skills opportunities and help NSW business meet unprecedented demand in two key sectors – disability and construction. The program is open to young people (15 to 24 years) and businesses in Western Sydney, the Central Coast and Hunter, New England/North West and the North Coast.

NSW Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITABs)

Final Report: Review of Industry Advisory Arrangements

5 October 2016

The NSW Department of Industry contracted Ithaca Group to review industry advisory arrangements in New South Wales, so as to inform the most effective/efficient approach to obtain timely industry advice that supports NSW Government priorities.

Campbelltown office is Moving

Our Campbelltown office is moving!

29 September 2016

Please note the Training Services NSW Campbelltown office is moving to the Bankstown office from 30 September 2016.

Pre-apprenticeship and pre-traineeship

GTO Pre-Apprenticeship Pre-Traineeship Training Partnering Program and Apprenticeship Incentives Program

19 September 2016

The GTO Pre-Apprenticeship and Pre-Traineeship Partnering Program aims to increase growth in apprenticeships and traineeships by improving the transition of young people 15-24 years old into pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship training.

2016 Training Awards

2016 NSW Training Awards Winners

9 September 2016

Breaking news! Meet the winners and their stories of the 2016 NSW Training Awards.

Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program

Record infrastructure spend to train tomorrow's tradies

7 September 2016

Minister for Skills John Barilaro joined NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Transport Andrew Constance at Sydney Metro Rouse Hill station work site for the launch of the Infrastructure Skills Legacy Program (ISLP).

It's National Skills Week

It's National Skills Week

29 August 2016

National Skills Week provides an opportunity to highlight the benefits of vocational education and training (VET), the diversity of training options on offer and the jobs that are in high demand. It also offers the chance to inform and inspire people of all ages, at all stages of learning in all parts of NSW to learn new skills and discover new pathways to work.

CareerPathways News

Training Scheme expanded to more Regions

11 August 2016

A highly successful NSW Government program providing social housing tenants in the Hunter region with training and work opportunities in the disability and aged care sectors will be expanded to another four regions in NSW.

NSW Training Awards

NSW State Finalists Announced

10 August 2016

The 2016 NSW state finalists for both individual and oranisation award categories have been published. Winners will be announced at the NSW Training Awards presentation event held at the Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour on 8 September 2016. Tickets are now on sale!

ACE News

$17.8m Boost for Community Training

4 August 2016

The NSW Government is committing $17.8 million to fund not-for-profit community education providers that help thousands of disadvantaged, regional and remote learners in NSW gain access to formal education and training.

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Review of the NSW Apprenticeship and Traineeship System

3 August 2016

It is time to re-think how the apprenticeship and traineeship system operates in NSW through the release of a consultation paper seeking views on how the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Act 2001 needs to change to meet current and emerging skill needs of industry and the State.

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The Way Ahead for Aboriginal People Program - Tarni's 'just in time' mentoring support

3 August 2016

Tarni believes that without the excellent mentoring support she received under the department’s Way Ahead for Aboriginal People program, she would not have completed her traineeship.

32 new qualifications on the 2017 NSW Skills List

32 New Qualifications on the 2017 NSW Skills List

1 August 2016

The NSW Government has announced 32 new qualifications will be added to the NSW Skills List for 2017 in addition to over 700 subsidised vocational education and training courses currently on offer.

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Boost in Travel and Accommodation Support for regional trainees and apprentices

11 July 2016

Trainees and apprentices in NSW will have access to over $6 million to help complete their courses with the NSW Government announcing a major increase in subsidies for travel and accommodation.