Training to support bushfire affected communities

The NSW Government is supporting industries and communities needing more skilled workers to rebuild communities and support displaced workers or business severely impacted by the bushfires through funding various training courses.

Support offered will include:

  • 12 months fee free training for apprentices who have lost their jobs as a result of the bushfires
  • Priorities existing part-qualification funding for training that supports recovery and delivering training in skills that support job seeking skills
  • Assisting apprentices find new or permanent employment using Continuing Apprentices Placement Service (CAPS)
  • Free replacements of Trade Certificates lost in fires.

What kind of training is available?

A wide range of training is available, including:

  • Chainsawing
  • Hospitality
  • Job seeking skills
  • Plan Skills Development
  • Safe work practices
  • Tree Felling
  • White card - Construction

Training is available through the Smart and Skilled Targeted Priorities Prevocational and Part Qualifications program.


What does it cost?

Part qualification training is available under the NSW Government's Smart and Skilled program. Part qualification training is fully subsidised (i.e. fee-free).

Under this initiative, access to fully subsidised training for individuals affected by the bushfires who meet the eligibility criteria has been made a priority.


Who is eligible?

You may be eligible for Smart and Skilled funding if you:

  • are aged 15 years or older
  • have left school
  • live or work in NSW
  • are an Australian citizen, permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

Where will the training be held?

View courses, dates and training providers from the locations below, then contact the Training Provider on the phone number provided.

Training courses, dates and locations

Batemans Bay

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
White Card

CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre 20 Apr 20
White Card

CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre 15 May 20

Cobargo

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
Chainsaw and Fell Trees

FWPCOT2236
Fall trees manually (basic)
FWPFGM3212
Fall trees manually (intermediate)
FWPCOT2237
Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239
Trim and cut felled trees

Local Employment & Training Services Pty Ltd 26 Jun 20

Emu Plains

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
Construction

CPCDE4004A
Finalise demolition activities and supervise property handover
CPCCDE4001A
Plan and prepare for activities on demolition sites
CPPCDE4002A
Plan and supervise demolition work to minimise environmental and public health and safety impact
CPPCCDE4003A
Supervise individual activities on demolition sites

Health and Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd 30 Jun 20

Merimbula

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
Chainsaw and Fell Trees

FWPCOT2237
Maintain chainsaws
FWPCOT2239
Trim and cut felled trees

Local Employment & Training Services Pty Ltd 29 May 20
White Card

CPCCWHS1001
Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre 29 May 20
Construction

RIICOM201D
Communicate in the workplace
RIIWHS205D
Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302D
Implement traffic management plan
RIIWHS201D
Work Safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre 20 Jun 20
Construction

RIICOM201D
Communicate in the workplace
RIIWHS205D
Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302D
Implement traffic management plan
RIIWHS201D
Work Safely and follow WHS policies and procedures

Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre 30 Jun 20

Moruya

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
Hospitality

SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety

TAFE NSW 19 Jun 20

Moss Vale

Course Units of Competency Training Provider Dates
Fencing

AHCINF302
Plan and construct electric fencing
ACHCINF303
Plan and construct conventional fencing

TAFE NSW 26 Jun 20
Chemicals

AHCCHM307
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals

TAFE NSW 30 Jun 20

How do I apply?

To apply, select a training course from one of the above locations, then contact the Training Provider on the phone number provided below.

Note: dates and courses may change to meet local demand. Please check with the training provider for any changes to training dates or programs.

Training Provider contact details

Training Provider Contact Name Phone
Innovative Learning Solutions Pty Ltd Andrew Park 02 4228 3588
Local Employment & Training Services Andrew Park 1300 643 484
TAFE NSW Course Information 131 601
Risk, Response & Rescue Amanda Cleary 02 4283 9300
Eurobodalla Adult Education Centre Kylie Rushton 02 4472 9202
Health & Safety Advisory Service Pty Ltd Robyn Delander 02 4739 9748

Why is this support available?

Employers have reported a significant downturn in business or lost revenue impacting their ability to retain their apprentices or trainees due to the bushfires. Learners and employers have taken time off work, lost equipment or uniforms or have had their employment and studies interrupted by the personal impact from the bushfires. This initiative supports local economies through the recovery and rebuilding efforts in both short and long term.

Contacts

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Training Services NSW regional offices below:

  • Wollongong office Ph: (02) 4240 3700
  • Lismore office Ph: (02) 6629 7900

 

Page last updated: 26 March 2020