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Queensland government reveals new grants for “micro-credentials”

Several projects across Queensland have been rewarded with grant money to provide critical skills for thousands of workers and jobseekers in the state.  

The Queensland Government have awarded up to $250,000 each to 17 projects as part of the micro-credentialling program. The program is targeted at jobseekers and workers who need training in specific skills for industries.  

Tpecialised and targeted training that addresses gaps or emerging skills needs that are not addressed through accredited training. 

The funding will enable organisations to deliver industry supported short courses across Queensland in industries ranging from construction to agriculture and meat processing. 

Queensland Training and Skills Development Minister Di Farmer said the micro-credentialing is an effective way to address priority skills gaps outside of other education and training models by providing short courses for jobseekers and existing workers. 

“Our workplaces are changing, influenced by trade, technology, and social forces, and we need to be on the front foot providing the right training so Queenslanders can access jobs and do them well,” Farmer said. 

“Through collaboration with industry, innovative programs are being developed that will deliver flexible pathways that complement the significant investment in formal training made by the Queensland Government.” 

Successful projects include: 

  • TAFE Queensland will deliver a micro-credential in spatial measurement for construction, manufacturing and marine at its Coomera campus Marine Centre of Excellence and other sites to up to 100 students. 
  • TAFE Queensland will deliver a micro-credential in the use of emerging and innovative technologies in business to up to 100 students at its Mt Gravatt campus and online. 
  • The Australian Information Industry Association Limited will deliver a micro-credential in AI Adoption in business for up to 650 participants online. 
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