RDAWEP has been successful in its application to the Department for Innovation and Skills to fund a training program for Certificate III in Rural Operations across Eyre Peninsula for twenty students.

Certificate III in Rural Operations – Course Code AHC 32816 – Delivered by TAFE SA – 36 months (can be Part Time and can be signed off early).

RDAWEP is able to provide training support with subsidies and other assistance to employers who commit to employing an eligible trainee(s) via a contract of employment.

An eligible trainee is a person who:

  • resides or works in Australia: and
  • is a permanent Australian resident, or a citizen of Australia or New Zealand, or a visa holder with full work rights and no conditions/restrictions: and
  • is aged 16 years or over: and
  • is not enrolled in school at the time of committing to the program.

The total value of the employer/trainee subsidy is up to $2,500 and is only payable for eligible Training Contract Commencements and only after the trainee has passed the probationary period of ninety (90) days. Training costs are already heavily subsidised, however part of this additional subsidy is to be used to contribute toward the gap. The value of this gap may vary dependent on the training units selected. Part of the subsidy must also be used to equip the trainee for work – PPE-work safety wear, equipment or tools etc.

RDAWEP also offer assistance by way of a coordinator who is available to assist the employer or trainee navigate through the first few months of the traineeship. Other Commonwealth and State subsidies may also be available and will be assessed on a case by case basis.

There are twenty positions available and preference will be given to those eligible candidates who have a committed employer.

For employers – please indicate that you have the capacity and willingness to take on a trainee by emailing (Subject – ag employer) or posting your business/company details to Peter Mitchell.

For aspiring trainees – please email (Subject – ag trainee) or post your CV to Peter Mitchell.

E-mail: peter.mitchell@rdawep.org.au

Mai:l 89 Liverpool Street, Port Lincoln, SA 5606

Expressions of interest close on 21st February and contracts of training must be in place by 27th March.

For further information contact Peter Mitchell 8682 6588.