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RURAL

SKILLS

CONNECT

Gippsland

RURAL

SKILLS

CONNECT

Gippsland

Connecting a range of options and support to formally recognise your extensive skills applied on the farm

RURAL SKILLS CONNECT

Improving employability & income potential for ongoing financial security

CERTIFICATION

FORMAL RECOGNITION

access qualifications, licences or tickets for current farm business skills using learned & applied experience

TRAINING

ENHANCE SKILLS

access training & qualification opportunities to enhance or gain skills applied to farming or other employment

OPPORTUNITIES

ALTERNATIVE INCOME

access off-farm employment or income opportunities to supplement farm business or transition out of farm work

FUNDING COSTS

Costs are covered for approved licensing, tickets or accreditations 

DEDICATED SUPPORT

Rural Skills Coordinator will be your personal support & mentor

SKILLS CHECKLIST

Check the extensive list of transferrable skills you already have

ARRANGE A TIME

Rural Skills Coordinator comes to you with all the opportunities available to improve your income potential

1300 045 747

JOBS

Current Vacancies & Career Opportunities

SUPPORT

Links to resource & information hubs

BUSINESS

Small Business & Self Employment Resources

THE PROGRAM

Available to farmers, their families and farm workers impacted by the 2019-2020 Gippsland bushfires

Connecting & funding opportunities to improve income security via formal qualifications of current farm skills or additional training to enhance capabilities

Initiative of the Victorian Government Bushfire Tourism & Industry Fund

fundED SKILLS

Costs to acquire qualifications, licenses, tickets & other accreditations that support alternative income opportunities & or improve farm operation capabilities.

Training & accreditations are funded by available Industry, Federal & State Government programs.

Training is approved by an independent committee to ensure fair & equitable distribution of funds to meet demand.

coordinated services

Identify qualification & income opportunities

Research & refer available training

Coordinate Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) 

Research & refer suitable employment vacancies

Advocate direct to business industries for opportunities

Register with employment providers & networks

Connect to business or self-employment services