JobTrainer - Skills that work
Are you leaving school, looking for work, or wanting to reskill or upskill in an in-demand industry? JobTrainer could offer you access to a free or low-fee vocational education and training (VET) course. Through JobTrainer you can study an accredited diploma, certificate or a short course. These courses can prepare you for work in fast-growing industries that need skilled workers.
Who is eligible?
Under JobTrainer, you may be able to study a free or low fee course if you are:
- aged 17–24
- leaving school
- looking for work
- wanting to study, upskill or reskill in courses in aged care, disability care, childcare or digital skills.
We have extended JobTrainer to give more Australians access to free or low-fee training, helping to skill the Australian workforce for the future.
Discover JobTrainer courses
Learn skills for jobs in demand. If you are aged 17–24, looking for work or interested in a career in aged care, digital skills, childcare and disability care, JobTrainer could be your opportunity to study a free or low-fee course.
Search for JobTrainer funded courses on My Skills (External website, Opens in new window)
Looking for free or low-fee short courses
Skilled employees are needed in some of Australia's fastest-growing industries, including aged care, digital skills, disability support and childcare – find out how you can get there.
Digital skills are in demand across a range of industries – learn more about the free or low-fee digital courses now available through JobTrainer...
Explore Your Career options
Explore your immediate and long term options so you can take the next step in your career.
Support for businesses to retain apprentices and trainees
Employ apprentices? JobTrainer could support you to pay their wages and keep your apprentices and trainees working.
Considering hiring an apprentice? Employing an Australian Apprentice can give your business real benefits. You can employ an apprentice part-time, full-time or while they are still at school. Find out if this is a good fit for your business.
The Australian Government is offering eligible small and medium businesses a wage subsidy of 50 per cent of their eligible apprentice or trainee’s wages, up to $7,000 per quarter, paid until 31 March 2021.
Businesses of any size may be able to claim the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy for new apprentices, recommencing apprentices or trainees from 5 October 2020 to 31 March 2022.
JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.