Skilling for Recovery JobTrainer


JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery Training Initiative

Fee-Free Nationally Accredited Training – Enrolling Now

The Skilling for Recovery Training Initiative is part of a matched funding commitment of almost $320 million between the NSW and Australian government’s under the JobTrainer Fund. Skilling for Recovery is a key component of the State’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan. As an approved provider, Macquarie Community College has training places and funding available.

Under JobTrainer/Skilling for Recovery, you may be eligible for one of our FEE-FREE nationally accredited training courses if you meet the eligibility criteria:

Am I Eligible for Fee-Free Training?

If you meet the below criteria you may be eligible for FEE-FREE training at Macquarie Community College.

You MUST meet all of the following:

  • 15 years old and over; AND
  • No longer at school; AND
  • Live OR work in NSW; AND
  • Australian OR New Zealand Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident OR a Humanitarian Visa Holder, OR a Partner Visa Holder whose sponsor is a current or past Humanitarian Visa Holder.

Please note: International Students are not eligible.

AND meet ONE of the following:

  • Aged between 16-24 years old (regardless of employment status); OR
  • Centrelink benefit recipient; OR
  • Unemployed (you DO NOT have to be in receipt of any Commonwealth benefits or registered with Centrelink); OR
  • At risk of unemployment or expected to be unemployed (see below definition); OR
  • Veteran; OR
  • Veteran’s Recognised Partner (includes spouse, recognised defacto or ex-spouses/recognised defacto).

Definition of "at risk of unemployment"

  • Stood down/Jobkeeper/furloughed employee: employee who has been stood down or employee for whom employer has Jobkeeper arrangement in place and at risk of becoming unemployed.
  • Person returning to work (employed for 6 months or less): employed on condition of receiving training to build capacity and capability for the job role. This would be within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Low skilled/unskilled employee: existing employee, with or without relevant skills or previous qualification up to Certificate III, that requires training to upskill to secure ongoing employment or future employment.
  • Workers in declining industries: workers at any company in an agreed declining industry who require upskilling/reskilling for redeployment.

Other Smart & Skilled subsidies are also available for people who do not meet the above eligibility criteria.

To find out more about the courses and to check your eligibility, please contact us.