Upskill funds to increase job prospects - NSW Nationals

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Those wanting to upskill to improve their job prospects and advance their careers will enjoy a $2.3 billion investment in their future, as part of the NSW Budget delivered last week. 200,000 disadvantaged young people including at-risk youth in regional areas will also receive increased support.

The changes to the Vocational Education and Training system include a student entitlement for courses up to Cert III and income contingent loans for higher-level qualifications. This means students can enjoy a more tailored approach to their training.

The program's Quality Framework ensures that training is relevant to jobs and workplaces, meets national standards and gives students better information on course costs and availability. It includes a wide range of qualifications to support the diverse skills needed by NSW employers and was developed through extensive industry and community consultation and labour market research.

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