Training subsidies for Tassie Farmers
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Training subsidies for Tassie Farmers <br> Tell us what training you need!

13 Oct, 2023

Training Subsidies for Tassie Farmers

Flexible online study that is focused on improving your farm business. 

Expressions of interest are open for agricultural workers to enrol in these qualifications or skillsets with a subsidy of up to 90% from the Tasmanian Skills Fund: 

Practical, relevant coursework based on your own farm. No need to travel or attend class at set times! Most students complete a Diploma over 2 years and appreciate the flexibility to fit study around your peak production periods. 

To apply, complete an EMPLOYER DECLARATION for your preferred course and email to by Thursday 26 October. If you have any queries, contact us on 02 6884 8812.

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The Fine Print: 

To be eligible for a training place, learners must be employed by the employer that is co-contributing to the cost of training (including self-employed) at the time of application, and throughout the training period. The employment arrangement can be casual, part-time, or full-time.

 Eligible learners:
  • can undertake training in more than one qualification, course or skill set per round 
  • will be eligible for a training place regardless of their prior qualifications
  • will also need to meet any course specific essential entry requirements.
  • Learners must meet the course entry requirements including having access to a farm or agricultural business that operates on a commercial scale. Learners will base their assessments on this enterprise and will develop their knowledge of the business in the process of completing their course.
  • Learners must be a Tasmanian resident with work and study rights - such as being an Australian citizen, permanent resident or approved visa holders (visa holders should contact us for confirmation of eligibility).
  • The learners employer must pay the specified contribution - for businesses with less than 20 full time equivalent employees the contribution is 10%.  Larger business should contact us to discuss.
  • Subsidised by Tasmanian Skills Fund, Dept of State Growth to approved applicants. Successful applications will be notified and training is expected to commence in early 2024.

Learners are not eligible for a place under the Fund if they are: 

  • not a Tasmanian resident 
  • currently enrolled at a Tasmanian school, as defined by the Education Act 2016
  • currently funded for the same training by another funding source, or 
  • apprentices and trainees with a current training contract 
  • employees of a Tasmanian government agency as defined in the Skills Tasmania Policy Statement - Employer Eligibility - Subsidising Employees of Government Organisations.