JobTrainer

About JobTrainer

Level up your skills for free!

JobTrainer offers free vocational education and training to young people (17 to 24 years, who have finished school), and job seekers across Canberra in areas of employment growth.

This is one of the ways the ACT Government is supporting jobs and the economy during COVID-19.

JobTrainer will deliver approximately 3,500 training places in key industries and occupations that are in demand in the ACT. This includes:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management
  • Animal Care and Management
  • Building and Construction
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Community Services and Health Care
  • Creative Arts and Culture
  • Digital, Cyber and Information & Communications Technology
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Government
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Property Services
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • Retail
  • Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • Training and Education
  • Transport and Logistics

JobTrainer is a $16.75 million program, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and ACT governments, and is designed to complement other training available through existing ACT Government schemes.

Courses

Explore courses that are available through JobTrainer by referring to the ACT JobTrainer list of training products (XLSX 19KB) or (PDF 113KB).

Training providers

Find a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer training courses by referring to the Find a JobTrainer training provider page.

RTOs in the ACT may adjust which training courses they deliver under JobTrainer on an ongoing basis. If a course you are interested in is not listed please email Skills Canberra.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to your questions about JobTrainer.

JobTrainer aims to provide free training opportunities to young people and job seekers in the ACT.

As a minimum, students must be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • a person aged 17 to 24 years of age, regardless of employment status, who is not enrolled in or attending a school or college, or another program leading to the completion of year 12, or
  • a job seeker who is:
    • out of work, and/or
    • in receipt of income support payments.

To undertake training through JobTrainer, you will need to contact a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer places in a course or qualification you want to do.

Find a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer training courses by referring to the Find a JobTrainer training provider page.

A full list of courses and qualifications being offered through JobTrainer is available by referring to the ACT JobTrainer list of training products (XLSX 19KB) or (PDF 113KB).

There are a range of industries in the ACT that are growing, and where there is a real need for skilled workers. Some of these industries include:

  • Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management
  • Animal Care and Management
  • Building and Construction
  • Business and Financial Services
  • Community Services and Health Care
  • Creative Arts and Culture
  • Digital, Cyber and Information & Communications Technology
  • Tourism and Hospitality
  • Government
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Property Services
  • Renewable Energy and Sustainability
  • Retail
  • Sport, Fitness and Recreation
  • Training and Education
  • Transport and Logistics

All RTOs listed on this website have agreements with the ACT Government, which means they meet the requirements to deliver free JobTrainer training places and can issue you with a nationally-recognised qualification or statement of attainment.

RTOs include TAFE (Canberra Institute of Technology), private training providers and some industry associations and companies.

Do your research, make sure the RTO you choose delivers the course or qualification you want to do.

For more information about choosing an RTO, go to the MySkills website.

Choosing what you want to study or train in can be difficult. There are so many choices! JobTrainer is specifically designed to offer free training in courses and qualifications where there is a high potential for employment in Canberra, due to the skills needs of our economy and areas of employment growth.

You should also consider your current skills and what you are good at or if you have any qualifications or training you have previously completed.

For more information about choosing a course go to MySkills website.

JobTrainer is delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs). RTOs include TAFE (Canberra Institute of Technology), private training providers and some industry associations and companies.

Find a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer training courses by referring to the Find a JobTrainer training provider page.

When courses start will depend on the type of course or qualification you are undertaking, the mode of delivery (online or face-to-face) and your RTO. Speak to your preferred RTO about when the course would begin.

JobTrainer places are open for enrolment until September 2021 or until further notice.

A range of services will be available to support JobTrainer participants. Speak with your training provider about the support they can provide.

Courses and qualifications have been identified based on industry skill needs, economic conditions, upskilling opportunities and priorities raised through consultation including with the National Skills Commission.

JobTrainer is designed to ensure young people and job seekers gain skills to improve their employment prospects.