Creating jobs and skilling the Territory’s workforce

The Northern Territory Government is investing $93 million in vocational education and training (VET) this financial year to skill the Northern Territory workforce and support the creation of long-term jobs for Territorians.

Apprenticeships and traineeships are a major focus of the Skilling the Territory Annual Investment Plan, the inaugural investment blueprint for the Territory’s VET sector.

The new plan increases funding for the sector to help Territorians gain the practical skills they need to lay the foundations for a solid career.

The plan complements the recently signed bilateral agreement between the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Government, which will support an extra 2,000 apprentices and trainees in the Northern Territory over the next four years, in addition to the current 3,400.

Key features of the Skilling the Territory Annual Investment Plan include:

  • $28.7 million to support apprenticeships and traineeships, including an enhanced Employers Incentive Scheme
  • $56.3 million to the public providers, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (this includes $14.5 million in Australian Government funding)
  • $3.3 million to strengthen industry engagement and advice
  • $7.85 million for targeted and responsive funding including the new Territory Workforce Program.

Read the 2018-19 Skilling the Territory Annual Investment Plan on the Skilling Territorians website.

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