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. Under this initiative, you may be eligible for FEE-FREE nationally accredited training if you meet the below eligibility criteria:

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FEE-FREE TRAINING? If you meet the below criteria you may be eligible for FEE-FREE training at h&h Accredited Training.

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 (International Students are not eligible).

AND meet ONE of the following:

  • Aged between 17-24 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).

**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.
What are Summer Skills?

Summer Skills is a fee free* short course program for school leavers to develop job ready skills over the summer months. Whether you plan to attend university, college or have a gap year, h&h have a Summer Skills course that can give you the skills to give you a jump start to your future.

What is the difference between Summer Skills and Skilling for Recovery?

Summer Skills is part of the Skilling for Recovery initiative.

  • School leavers have the unique opportunity to experience a range of skills to find out what suits their passions using the Summer Skills program - delivering practical, bite-sized and fee-free training opportunities this summer.
  • It doesn’t matter if you are a school leaver or looking for a new career path, everyone impacted by the pandemic is encouraged to see what training options are available to them.
Are all Summer Skills courses short courses?

Yes. Summer Skills are a range of online short courses and face to face short courses aimed at giving school leavers and people meeting the above criteria, the skills they need to find work. We’ve put together several units to provide a Statement of Attainment in Childcare, Aged Care, Disability Care, Community Care and Business Studies.

Think of them as practical, bite-sized and fee-free training opportunities.

Do I have to be a student to be eligible?

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 (International Students are not eligible).

AND meet ONE of the following:

  • Aged between 17-24 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).

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.

Still have questions?

If you'd like to know more about the NSW Government Summer Skills - Skilling For Recovery Training Initiative,
please contact us.

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