The NSW Government is subsidising skills training for farmers and regional businesses impacted by the drought and looking to transition into new or updated career opportunities.
Access to this funding aims to provide support to farmers and businesses to manage the impact of drought.
What does it cost? Training may be fully subsidised under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program.
Who is eligible? To be eligible an applicant must:
1. Meet Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria (individuals must be 15 years old or over, no longer at school, living or working in NSW and an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.)
2. Reside in a postcode within Regional NSW (defined as all of NSW excluding Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong metropolitan areas); and
3. Be a business owner, farmer or agriculture sector employee in a drought affected area.
NSW Drought Assistance Package. For more information call 13 28 11 or visit http://training.nsw.gov.au
Eligible training includes but is not limited to:
• Heavy Vehicle
• Forklift tickets
• Confined spaces
• Auto electrics
• Drone operations
• Business Management
• Chainsaw operations
• Excavator tickets
• Elevated work platform
• Small Engine Maintenance
• Work Health & Safety
• Book Keeping
• Farm Management
• Sustainable business practices