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JobTrainer - Skills that work

If you’re leaving school or looking for work, JobTrainer could be your opportunity to study free or low-fee courses. You can study for an accredited diploma, certificate or short course. Learn skills for a range of jobs in demand.

Through JobTrainer the Government is offering training to people aged 17-24 or out of work, and providing support for businesses to retain their apprentices and trainees.

Discover JobTrainer courses

Learn skills for jobs in demand. If you are aged 17-24 or out of work JobTrainer could be your opportunity to study a free or low-fee course.

Search for JobTrainer funded courses on My Skills

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.

Hire an apprentice or trainee

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.

Supporting apprentices and trainees

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.

Commencing apprentices

Businesses of any size may be able to claim the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy for new or recommencing apprentices or trainees from 5 October 2020.

Looking for free or low-fee short courses?

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Infection Control

Learn about infection prevention and control for the workplace.

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Entry into Care Roles

Get qualified to start working in aged care and disability support.

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Higher Education short courses

Explore short online courses in fields of national priority such as teaching, health, science, and information technology.

Explore Your Career options

Explore your immediate and long term options so you can take the next step in your career.

Your Options Now

Find the types of jobs currently available or a short course to build on your skills.

Your Future Career

Complete a quick questionnaire and explore occupations that suit you.

Explore careers by industry

Browse occupations by industry.

JobTrainer uses a range of campaign materials to engage with young people and those looking for work, including video and digital. See the Campaign Materials page for examples.

JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra.