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Funding boost to create thousands of apprenticeships and traineeships

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The WA Government has negotiated a fair deal for Western Australia, with up to $126 million available to create thousands of jobs for apprenticeships and traineeships, after signing up to the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership.

In addition, the national partnership will also provide funding for thousands of pre-apprenticeships – a career pathway that is strongly supported by industry.

Key to the national partnership is a WA Government employer incentive scheme that will provide training support to employers, including small businesses.

Funded from changes to payroll tax exemptions for traineeships and the national partnership, the scheme will enable the Government to target assistance to better meet the State’s workforce priorities.

Industry will be consulted throughout the development of the incentive scheme to ensure it meets the sector’s needs and encourages high-quality, on-the-job training.

The national partnership funding will also be used for skills development to support the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

The WA Government’s Plan for Jobs has a strong focus on job creation, including increasing the number of apprenticeships and traineeships to ensure the State has a skilled workforce for existing and emerging industries.

Source: WA Government

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