Agriskills Entry Program
The Agriskills Entry Program is an exciting new initiative developed in conjunction with Fruit Growers Tasmania. Consisting of short, sharp skill sets, the program enables new and existing workers to get ‘job ready skills’ required by industry.
This initiative is a part of Tasmania’s COVID-19 recovery plan and will help build Tasmania’s fruit growing, vegetable, livestock and dairy workforces.
Thousands of additional workers will be required over the next six months in areas such as fruit picking and vegetable harvesting.
Industries like fruit growing traditionally rely on backpackers and seasonal workers; however, COVID-19 has meant that this pool of workers is not available as we head into the busy spring/summer season.More about Tasmania's fruit growing industry
Now’s the time to build up your skills bank. The program includes three skill sets - you can choose to do one or all three – it’s up to you!
For each skill set successfully completed, you’ll receive a Statement of Attainment and credit towards a Certificate II or III in Agriculture or Production Agriculture.
Training will be delivered through a mix of online theory and face to face practical learning and assessment.Learn more about Skill Set 1
Save on your training costs
The program is heavily subsidised and you can save up to 55% off normal course fees!
If you have lost your job as result of the impacts of COVID-19 you may be eligible for Rapid Response Skills Training Support Funding.More about Rapid Response Skills Initiative