Free training courses

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Northern Territory (NT) Government and the Australian Government are jointly funding a range of courses to give you practical skills for work.

These courses are open to Territorians who meet the relevant eligibility criteria.

A small administration and resource fee may apply to some courses.

Find out more below.

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If you're responsible for keeping your workplace safe, this training can help you:

  • prevent transmission
  • ensure a safe workplace for staff and customers.

How to access

To access this training, contact the following organisations:

More information

For more information, call the Industry Skills Advisory Council NT on 08 7913 7500 or email admin@isacnt.org.au.

If you want to upskill or are looking for work in the hospitality and tourism industry, you can enrol in free short courses.

These include:

  • responsible service of alcohol
  • espresso machine operation (barista)
  • cleaning/housekeeping
  • certificate II in security.

These courses are part of the NT Government's critical worker support package to help tourism and hospitality businesses attract workers.

Who can apply

You can apply if you meet all of the following:

  • aged 17 or over, no longer at school
  • a resident in the NT
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident or
  • a temporary visa holder with appropriate work and study entitlements
  • eligible to work - age restrictions may apply for some jobs.

How to access

Training courses will be available until 31 July 2021. The course list will be updated as new courses become available. Read below to find out more. To access the training, contact the relevant organisations:

Responsible service of alcohol

LocationTrainer
Darwin

Karen Sheldon Group

Eagle Training  Services

ECB Training Services

Charles Darwin University
Phone: 1800 061 963
student.central@cdu.edu.au

Alice Springs

Karen Sheldon Group

Charles Darwin University
Phone: 1800 061 963
student.central@cdu.edu.au

Eagle Training  Services

Tennant Creek

Charles Darwin University - subject to demand
Phone: 1800 061 963
student.central@cdu.edu.au

Katherine

Charles Darwin University - subject to demand
Phone: 1800 061 963
student.central@cdu.edu.au

Nhulunbuy

Charles Darwin University - subject to demand
Phone: 1800 061 963
student.central@cdu.edu.au

Housekeeping

LocationTrainer
Darwin

Karen Sheldon Group

ECB Training Services

Espresso machine operation

LocationTrainer
DarwinKaren Sheldon Group
Alice SpringsKaren Sheldon Group

Certificate II in security operations

LocationTrainer
DarwinEagle Training  Services

The JobTrainer program supports job seekers and young people to upskill or reskill with free and low cost training courses.

These courses will include full qualifications and skills sets in identified areas of skill needs.

Eligible participants can complete more than one short course.

Who can apply

You can apply if you're:

  • a job seeker - an individual who is out of work
  • receiving an income support payment - find out more on the Services Australia website
  • underemployed - employed on a casual or part time basis, and working less than 35 hours per week, and willing and able to work additional hours
  • a school leaver or young person - 17 to 24 years old regardless of employment status.

You must also:

  • be an NT resident
  • be an Australian citizen or have permanent residency
  • have the skills and capabilities to undertake training and to actively engage in employment.

Who can't apply

You can't apply if you're:

  • a school student or under 17 years old
  • an individual who is employed full-time and over 24 years old.

How to apply

View the courses below. To enrol or for more information about a course, you must contact the training provider. They will confirm timing and availability of the course you are interest in.

More information

For more information about the JobTrainer program, or for career and training advice, call the Skills Recognition Centre on 08 8946 7316 or email info@skillsrecognitioncentre.edu.au.

You can also go to the Skills Recognition Centre website.

For other training options, go to the Australian Government's My Skills website or National Careers Institute website.

Find courses

Available JobTrainer courses are listed below. Some courses may be available in other locations in the future.

Primary industry

Agricultural chemical skill set

Coastal and Rural Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Primary industry

Agricultural chemical skill set

Train Safe NT

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Basic skills for the food industry

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Basic skills for the food industry

International College of Advanced Education

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Basic skills for the food industry

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Capture and present big data skill set

Learning Potential International

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Certificate II in civil construction

Carey Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Certificate II in civil construction

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate II in community services

Fox Endeavours

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate II in community services

The Da-Vange Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate II in community services

Response Employment and Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate II in community services

Upskilled

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Certificate II in information, digital media and technology

Upskilled

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Certificate II in local government (operational works)

Learning Knowing Achieving Pty Ltd

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate III in community services

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate III in community services

Upskilled

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate III in community services

Dovaston Training and Assessment Centre

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate IV in child, youth and family

P&D Rowe

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate IV in child, youth and family

The Da-Vange Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Certificate IV in child, youth and family

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Certificate IV in cyber security

TAFE SA

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Certificate IV in cyber security

TAFE QLD

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Certificate IV in information technology

Upskilled

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Customer service

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of leadership and management

Alana Kaye Group

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of leadership and management

Upskilled

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of leadership and management

Dovaston Training and Assessment Centre

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of leadership and management

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of leadership and management

Learning Knowing Achieving Pty Ltd

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Diploma of project management

Alana Kaye Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Early childhood skill set

Alana Kaye Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Early childhood skill set

Australian Careers College

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry in to allied health role

Response Employment and Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry in to allied health role

Fox Endeavours

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry in to mental health role

Response Employment and Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry in to mental health role

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry into care roles in the NT

Fox Endeavours

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Entry into care roles skill set

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Espresso machine operation

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Espresso machine operation

International College of Advanced Education

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Food handling

International College of Advanced Education

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Food handling

Karen Sheldon Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Food handling

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

Tourism and hospitality

Housekeeping service

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - ageing skill set

Fox Endeavours

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - ageing skill set

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - ageing skill set

Alana Kaye Group

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - disability skill set

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - disability skill set

Response Employment and Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Individual support - disability skill set

Fox Endeavours

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Introduction to civil construction

Site Skills Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Introduction to civil construction

Carey Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Lead a building, construction or plumbing and service team

Site Skills Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Leading hand skill set

Site Skills Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Computing

Manage big data skill set

Learning Potential International

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Mental health peer support

Response Employment and Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Traffic controller skill set

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

Building and construction

Traffic controller skill set

Carey Training

Status: Open for enrolment

Community services, health and education

Working with families skill set

Star College Australia

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Workplace supervisor skill set

Alana Kaye Group

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Workplace supervisor skill set

ECB Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment

General education and training

Workplace supervisor skill set

WANT Training Services

Status: Open for enrolment


Last updated: 22 June 2021

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