6 October, 2020

Employers, you can train Australia’s future farmers while receiving Government incentives for hiring a trainee - including drought, skills shortage areas, and mature aged workers (eligibility rules apply).

Trainees are paid to work in a job they love while receiving the training, skills and knowledge to achieve nationally accredited qualifications - fee free! Any businesses or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice on or after 5 October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. NSW Government rebates for accommodation and travel are also available.

Trainees attend six, one-week training blocks at Tocal College. Trainers have current industry knowledge and the resources of our college facilities and commercial farms in the Hunter Valley.

Contact Tocal now about 2021 traineeships. https://www.tocal.nsw.edu.au/courses/traineeships

Wage subsidy information https://www.employment.gov.au/boosting-apprenticeship-commencements

Fee free traineeship information https://www.nsw.gov.au/news-and-events/news/fee-free-traineeships-from-2020/

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