Skills Facts is Skills Tasmania’s regular e-newsletter, with all the latest information on Tasmanian and National VET news and events.


Issue 255  -  16 October 2020

Energy and Infrastructure funding programs

The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, is releasing two new funding programs to support the delivery of the Energising Tasmania initiative. Eligible organisations are encouraged to submit an application before the funding programs close.
The two programs are the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund and Training Market Development Fund.
The funding programs reflect key commitments of the Australian and Tasmanian governments to support Tasmania in developing a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for the Marinus Link, Battery of the Nation initiative and, more broadly, the renewable energy and related sectors in Tasmania.
The Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund is for supporting industry-led solutions to ensure training and skills development needs meet the emerging industry-standard requirements of energy and infrastructure sectors.
The Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund is for supporting the capacity building of training providers (including trainer recruitment, upskilling trainers and supporting trainers to relocate) as well as developing courses and delivery methods that meet the needs of industry.
All eligible organisations are encouraged to apply.
Applications for the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund close on Friday, 4 December 2020.
Applications for the Energy and Infrastructure Training Market Development Fund close on Friday, 5 February 2021.
The period for applications under the Energising Tasmania Training Fund has also been extended until Wednesday, 30 June 2021 (or until grant funds are fully allocated).
The Energising Tasmania Training Fund allows future or existing workers to access full qualifications and apprenticeships and/or traineeships in the industry sectors that align to the Energising Tasmania initiative meaning  ERTOs need to be responsive to the employer’s needs.
Further information (including program guides and forms) is available from Skills Tasmania at or contact the Senior Project Officer – Energy and Infrastructure on 03 6165 6059, email

2020 Tasmanian Training Award winners

This year’s Tasmanian Training Awards have been presented at a smaller than usual ceremony in Hobart, taking due care with physical distancing requirements for attendees.
The awards are an annual celebration of excellence in vocational education and training and workforce development and showcase the many examples of individuals and organisations making a positive contribution to not just their own, but to Tasmania’s future.
We thank our generous sponsors, industry partners, training providers, employers and students for their ongoing support of the awards.
 2020 Tasmanian Training Awards winners
 Apprentice  Caitlin Radford
 Trainee  Madeline Wade
 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Student  Jessica Matthews
 Vocational Student  Heetham Hekmat
 VET in Schools Student*  Henry Rheinberger
 Charli White
 School-based Apprentice  Arielle Abrahams
 VET Teacher/Trainer  Sharon Turner
 Equity Vocational Student*  Mark Mclauchlan
 Small Employer  Deloraine Amcal Pharmacy
 Employer  StLukesHealth
 Small Training Provider  Avidity Training and Development
 Large Training Provider  TasTAFE
To read about our award winners visit
Our 2020 winners (in aligned categories) now have the opportunity to represent Tasmania at the Australian Training Awards in November.
*there are no Australian Training Awards equivalents to the VET in School Student Award and the Equity Vocational Student Award.
This publication has been produced by the Department of State Growth.
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Skills Tasmania, Department of State Growth
GPO Box 536
Hobart, Tas 7001

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