Free training courses

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the Northern Territory and Australian governments 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.

If you're eligible, you can access free and low cost training courses under the JobTrainer program.

This program supports all eligible Territorians, with a focus on job seekers and youth.

Courses include qualifications and skills sets in areas of demand focusing on:

  • aged care
  • childcare
  • disability care
  • digital skills.

Who can apply

You can apply if you:

  • are an NT resident and provide proof
  • are an Australian citizen or have permanent residency
  • you 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.

How to apply

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

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Vaccination requirements apply to all:

  • NT Government contractors
  • grant recipients.

To find out more, read the conditions of contract for COVID-19 mandatory requirements .

Applicants must confirm they are meeting the directions of the policy. The department may ask for proof to check compliance.

More information

For other training option and career information, go to the Australian Government's My Skills website, National Careers Institute or Your Career website.

This Small Business Financial Fitness Fund helps businesses to:

  • build a greater understanding of their financial position
  • develop strategies to improve sustainability.

Peak bodies can also submit a business case to deliver training programs for small business. This is done as part of a competitive assessment process.

This can include accredited and non-accredited programs.

Find a course

The below organisations are funded by the Northern Territory Government to provide financial fitness training.

To find out more and to sign up for a course, contact the organisation direct.

For training programs provided by peak industry bodies, contact them direct.

The Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation

Course: The Financial Literacy for Boards and Business

The course will deliver numeracy skills to strengthen the knowledge and confidence of Arnhem Land entrepreneurs, managers, leaders and board members regarding business operations so responsible decisions can be made.

This program will unpack and deliver knowledge about financial statements and help improve participant’s confidence in making responsible decisions and help develop future business leaders.

For more information, go to Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation website.

Training provider: The Adding Value CFO

Course: Basic Bean Counting

This is a basic non-accredited course for non-accountants that introduces students to accounting concepts so they feel more empowered about understanding their financial reports.

It covers basic GST concepts and compliance as well as payroll compliance to enable the student to understand their legal requirements with the Australian Taxation Office.

Basic budgets and forecasts will also be introduced to inspire the student to look forward which will assist in planning for the future.

For more information, go to The Adding Value CFO website.

Training provider: Response Employment and Training

Course: Taking Care of Business

The course will assist businesses build a greater understanding of their financial position through access to tools and tips to improve financial sustainability.

Workshops include accredited and non-accredited training options along with weekly online lives to support businesses to review, rest and sustain.

For more information, go to Response Employment & Training website.

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Course: 1-Day Finance for Directors

This program provides a straightforward introduction to financial statements from the director’s perspective.

Participants will explore the three key financial statements: the balance sheet, the income (profit and loss) statement and the cash flow statement; and discover how directors use these statements to monitor financial performance and to assess overall company performance at board level.

The course also examines the financial aspects of directors’ statutory duties and non-financial indicators of company performance.

Programs will be conducted face-to-face and on-line in Darwin, Palmerston and Alice Springs.

For more information, go to Australian Institute of Company Directors website.

Terms and conditions

For peak bodies

Small Business Financial Fitness Fund peak bodies terms and conditions PDF (313.3 KB)
Small Business Financial Fitness Fund peak bodies terms and conditions DOCX (684.8 KB)

For training providers

Small Business Financial Fitness Fund training providers terms and conditions PDF (311.7 KB)
Small Business Financial Fitness Fund training providers terms and conditions DOCX (684.5 KB)

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Vaccination requirements apply to all:

  • NT Government contractors
  • grant recipients.

To find out more, read the conditions of contract for COVID-19 mandatory requirements.

Contact

For information about available training programs, contact the training providers listed above or your peak industry body.

To find out more about the Financial Fitness Fund, call the Business Recovery Team on 1800 193 111 or email workforcent.itt@nt.gov.au.

Find courses

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


Last updated: 17 May 2022

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