Government Incentives

Government Funding for your training

Employers have been given a huge incentive to improve the productivity levels of new and existing staff by using monies offered for staff development training under the State and Commonwealth Governments upskilling programs.

The Commonwealth Government is offering employers financial incentives of up to $4000 to improve staff productivity and the Queensland Government is also providing funding for training in skill shortage areas.

Examples of training available to employers who have staff that meet the eligibility criteria are:

Leadership Motivational techniques, leading teams, effective delegation
Project Management Manage multiple tasks, scope, time, costs, risks, resources
Administrative Develop/process business documents, prioritising work
Sales & Marketing Promote products, sale solutions, identify sales prospects
Bookkeeping Administration of financial operations, account management
Managerial Identify risk, prioritising workloads, time management
OH&S Essential Skill requirements in all workplaces
Dogging/Rigging Slinging loads, securing structures, working at heights

This opportunity is about employers choosing course modules which are relevant to their workplace and having a trainer visit on-site to deliver this specific training. It’s about employers gaining the benefits of more skilled and productive staff without having to fully finance staff training from their own budgets.

The Government funding covers the majority of the cost of the on-site training and learning resources required to complete Certificate III & IV level qualifications.

Your training provider has the ability to customise aspects of the training to suit your needs, including how, where and when the training is delivered. Through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process an employee’s existing experience and skills may greatly reduce the time frame to gain the full qualification.

All Government funded training is accredited so your staff will receive a Nationally Recognised Qualification on course completion. Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications are also available.


Find out how it works by calling Apprenticeships & Business Services on 1300 200 812.



Employees: – Existing employees

Employers: – Business benefits – Employee benefits – Funding for apprenticeships and traineeships – Funding and incentives

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