About Skilling Australia’s Programs
Our programs support young Australians facing disadvantage who wish to commence an apprenticeship, a traineeship, general employment and further education in the following key ways:
1. Offering tuition fee relief grants. Tuition fee relief support students to take up or continue an apprenticeship or traineeship.
2. Scholarships are available to fund short study trips and are merit-based offered to students demonstrating a high level of academic achievement, outstanding abilities, leadership or contributions to the community.
3. Providing fee free job ready programs that support students at TAFE and in school programs with job ready skills training transitioning them successfully into employment.
4. Securing employment and further mentoring – in collaboration with employers such as WPC Group’s employer network and job placement services eligible students are placed directly into jobs and continue to be mentored one-on-one throughout their apprenticeship or traineeship.
5. Introducing a new secondary school partnership model between education, industry and community. This model provides an industry supported pathway for young people to achieve a qualification that strengthens their employment prospects in STEM related careers. P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) school model is being introduced in Ballarat and Geelong in Victoria working directly with local employers such as IBM Australia.