New Government program to provide 600 Tasmanians with aged care and disability support training

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Applications will open on April 3 for the new Tasmanian Government fund to train people to work in the Aged Care and Disability Support sectors as part of a $20.5 million package.

The new Rapid Response – Careers in Aged Care and Disability Support will provide skills and career pathways for 600 Tasmanians.

It comes in response to a key recommendation of the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) Report.

The program will provide fee free funding for individuals to gain skills through the Certificate III in Individual Support which is recognised as the critical qualification in the Aged Care and Disability sectors.

Community services and health is the state’s largest employing sector (16 per cent of total employment in 2020) and is projected to grow by 11 per cent by 2024.

Endorsed Registered Training Organisations are eligible to apply with applications closing on Friday, 23 April 2021.

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