Education and Training Advisers
Find the Education and Training Adviser in your state or territory
Go to the web pages under the navigation heading in the left hand side for your area. Information is also made available through these pages on training packages, service providers (RTOs and group trainers), state and territory industrial awards, Australian Apprenticeship Centres and industry contacts.
Left to right: Gordon Griffin (Victoria), Fred Chambers (Western Australia). Bob Ward (Queensland), Charles Impey (NSW and the ACT), Ross Manthorpe (South Australia) and Roger Tyshing (Tasmania).
Serving rural Australia since 1995
Rural Skills Australia provides and maintains a national network of Education and Training Advisers to assist employers in all states and territories as part of its national responsibilities.
The advisers proactive role is to:
- Promote and facilitate the access and take up of training through Australian Government Skills Connect;
- Work collaboratively with other Australian Government Advisers in the Skills Connect service to assist enterprises with industry access skills, workforce development advice, and the services and programs they need;
- Encourage greater employer access to and confidence in Australian Apprenticeships;
- Provide information to the Australian Government about the skills and workforce development needs in your sectors or industries;
- Promote the flexibilities offered by Training Packages; and
- Encourage enterprises and industry to engage in workforce development and planning activities.
- Actively participate in the Australian Government Skills Connect service and provide an integrated information service;
- Have a high level of knowledge of funding programs offered by Australian Government Skills Connect, including:
National Workforce Development Fund
Workplace English Language and Literacy Program
Accelerated Australian Apprenticeship initiative
Australian Apprenticeships Mentoring Program
Investing in Experience (Skills Recognition and Training)
Any program that may be added to the initiative
- Have current knowledge of Australian Apprenticeship programs
- Respond to requests on behalf of Skills Connect to provide advice to enterprise/s requesting advice
- Provide an emphasis on overcoming barriers to and promoting training and skills development in regional and rural Australia
- Promote Australian Apprenticeship pathways and available government assistance measures, including opportunities for up-skilling existing workers;
- Understand Government-initiated consultative forums, policy reviews and education and training policy development, and the provision of industry advice to government on specific vocational education and training matters;
- Monitor rural and related Australian Apprenticeship commencements across Australia, noting under-performing or 'problem' sectors, inhibiting factors, systemic impediments and related implementation issues;
- Expand industry involvement and understanding of vocational education and training (VET) – particularly Australian Apprenticeships, VET in Schools and Australian School-based Apprenticeships; and
- Promote and disseminate information on government policy changes and initiatives to members of the NFF, Commodity Councils, and associated and affiliated bodies using a variety of mediums including websites, industry journals, newsletters, publications and media releases.