As part of its Skilling Australia for the future initiative, the government recognises the importance of nationally endorsed training in assisting job seekers to acquire skills and gain lasting employment and assisting existing workers to update or upgrade their skills.
The government has allocated training places to ensure that Australians develop the skills that industry needs. The new demand driven approach will better match up training to the needs of industry - providing businesses with a solution to skill shortages.
Combined with new targets to halve the proportion of Australians aged 24 to 64 years without qualifications and double the number of higher qualification completions (diploma and advanced diploma) by 2020, the Productivity Places Program (the Program) will also lead to better jobs for working Australians.
So what is the productivity places program?
the Program is a great way for jobseekers to improve their skills so that they can find employment
the Program provides new training places in skills employers want and is designed to help jobseekers secure employment
the Program is part of the Australian Government’s Skilling Australia for the Future initiative
the training will be delivered by training organisations
jobseekers can gain a new qualification or upgrade an existing qualification.
Productivity Places Program May 2009- 28 April 2009 An update for job seekers and existing workers. The allocation made to the timber industry of some 300 places is managed through the ISC and state advisory boards.
ForestWorks successfully requests Government training places - 14 April 2009 ForestWorks successfully requested on behalf of industry a funding allocation within the recently announced Structural Adjustment Places, from the Productivity Places Program. The 300 allocated positions for training will allow workers to pursue multiple career pathways or expand on the timber industry knowledge they currently have.
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