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VET 4 T&L Industry ENewsletter - April 2021

12 Apr 2021 2:25 PM | Linda MacDonald (Administrator)

VET 4 TandL

April 2021 Edition

COVID-19 Information

Recent Queensland Government Transport industry updates:

Transport and Logistics Training Package Updates

The following Transport and Logistics projects have updates:

Final Draft materials are now available for comment on the following projects, feedback closes Friday 9 April 2021:

Final draft materials are now available for comment on the following projects, feedback closes Thursday 15 April 2021:

You can also provide feedback on any of the above directly to us, please contact us at

Back to Work

Build your business with the Back to Work program

The Queensland Government’s Back to Work program is open for applications!

 Through the program, eligible employers in regional Queensland and some areas of South East Queensland can access support payments of up to $20,000 when they hire jobseekers who have experienced a period of unemployment. Applications are currently open until 30 June 2021. Eligibility criteria apply.
Find out more at

AgFood Connect

AgFood Connect is an innovative pilot project that aims to create employment opportunities in the food and agribusiness industries and supply chains in various regions across Southern Queensland.

The PaTH Industry Pilots (Industry Pilots) supports young people in finding work among growth industries with employment opportunities and support networks by utilising the Youth Jobs PaTH framework.

AgFood Connect trains jobseekers to have work-ready skills and provides businesses with a skilled and sustainable workforce with lower staff turnover, lower costs and significant time saved through administration.

Funding for this program ends on 30 June 2021, so if you’re a business connected to the Food and Agribusiness Supply Chain industries and are interested in participating, now is the time to register. Find out more information here.

Have Your Say

The VET 4 T&L program provides feedback to the Queensland Government about current and future skilling priorities, as identified by the Transport & Logistics industry sectors, including Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road & Passenger Transport and Warehousing & Logistics.

As part of this, we are seeking feedback from industry on the following:

  • what is your view on current VET funding settings in Queensland?
  • what do you see as the most important training and skilling priorities for your sector, current and future?
  • are there other opportunities for further support?
  • any additional feedback?

Surveys have been created for each industry sector:

We would love to hear about what is happening in your industry, the challenges and the future priorities. Click on the relevant links above to provide feedback for your sector.

If you would like to be part of our industry reference groups to provide feedback and highlight skilling and training priorities for your sector on an ongoing basis, please register here.

VET average price benchmark

The National Skills Commission (NSC) has undertaken the first national collection of VET fees and subsidies. Analysis of this data collection confirms there is substantial variation in prices, fees and subsidies for vocational education and training (VET) qualifications across Australia.

The next stage of developing a national VET pricing framework is to understand more about the costs of delivery. To do so, the NSC will be engaging with a representative sample of RTOs to collect cost information.

Click here to view the report.

Training support and initiatives

JobTrainer scheme:
  • Free or low-fee training in a range of short courses and certificates.
  • Includes Certificate III in Supply Chain Operations, Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal), Certificate II in Logistics (up to 4 units), Road Transport Driver Skill Set and a range of other business related courses.
tafe Queensland are offering funded training as part of their COVID response, including:

Skill Finder - A range of free online short courses and microskills.
Skills Focus Queensland - Free online training for COVID impacted Queensland residents.
Small Business Skills Hub - Free online training for COVID impacted Queensland businesses.

Click here to view more funding and financial incentive information for training, business growth and employment.

Click here to read the full April newsletter


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