Service Skills Australia has been advised of a notional allocation of $7million from the National Workforce Development Fund this financial year. Whilse program guidelines remain unchanged, specific priorities are yet to be advised.
The Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency (AWPA) recommends ‘the Australian government use public funding to leverage workforce development at industry and enterprise level, with a special focus on small business. For those companies that are not yet adopting workforce development approaches, there is significant potential to leverage change through the National Workforce Development Fund”. (Australian Workforce Futures, (2010) and ‘Better use of skills, better outcomes: Report on skills utilization in Australia”, 2012).
NWDF is not a replacement fund for other Australian government, state or territory funding sources. Service Skills will continue to utilize the fund in line with AWPA recommendations.
For further information including NWDF Progress Report July 2012 click here