Training packages announced

The government has announced a $41 million top-up to its ongoing training schemes.

The Rudd Government has announced the details of a $41 million package will create 7,700 new training places over four years for people wanting to work in aged and community care.

Close to 3,000 community care training places will be made available and 5,000 residential aged care training places will be provided.

The package will provide funding for Certificates III and IV in Home and Community Care, Aged Care Work, Service Coordination, Aged Care Work and Community Services as well as Diplomas in Nursing. 

“This is a practical and commonsense measure – it is about helping people gain additional work skills and build a long-term career in residential and community aged care,” said the Minister for Ageing, Justine Elliot.

For the first time, the Department of Health and Ageing will release tenders for community and residential training places together, giving RTOs an opportunity to apply for them simultaneously.

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