27 March 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Rapid Response Skills Initiative

Keeping Tasmanians safe and secure is our number one priority.

With a significant numbers of Tasmanians now out of work due to the coronavirus, the existing Rapid Response Skills Initiative will be expanded with an additional $6.3 million to help redeploy people who have lost their job.

To support Tasmanians in these challenging times,$3,000 will be available for individuals to gain skills or licences to help them into a new role.

Businesses that have immediate job needs and opportunities available, will be able to access a job-ready pool, including to match people to our immediate priority skills needs, such as in health and retail industries.

To help move workers into new jobs as quickly as possible, a Rapid Response Skills Matching Service is established to help match and prepare job ready workers with industries and businesses.

The service will focus on sectors where there is increasing job demand now, including in health and related services, transport and logistics and retail, but can be accessed by any business needing staff.

Businesses that have immediate job needs and opportunities available can register for the Rapid Response Skills Matching Service now.

For more information visit www.skills.tas.gov.au