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Minimum fees for Job Seeker 2024

Starting a good year with ‘Job Seeker 2024’ program and see pathway of successful WISA candidates with SMT.

2024 is a great time to gain and upgrade your skills in both Maritime and Aquaculture.

SMT’s Maritime qualifications have been approved for Jobseeker places, both in Hobart and remote locations around Tasmania for some courses.  The Aquaculture III, IV and Diploma qualifications are receiving Federal Funding after being added to the Priority Skills List. 

Seafood and Maritime Training are pleased to receive Jobseeker funding to help those wanting to enter the industry or upgrade their skills in Maritime. This training is subsidised by the Department of State Growth, Tasmania. The places are available to anyone that is unemployed or underemployed and will be fee free. There are limited places so if you are eligible and interested, please contact SMT. 

Certificate III, IV and Diploma of Aquaculture have been added to the Australian Apprenticeship Priority List and are eligible for Federal funding. For employers this means that they can now claim a Priority Wage Subsidy and that trainees will now receive an Australian Apprenticeship Training Support Payment. This funding is open to both new and existing employees.  If you would like any more information, please contact SMT or your Apprenticeship Network Provider (ANP). 

Successful WISA program

SMT and WISA worked to together to promote ongoing diversity, equity, and inclusiveness by supporting a 2023 training program for Women to complete their Coxswain upgrades.

The aim was to break down the funding barriers, provide support to different sectors of the maritime community, and open pathways to those looking to progress their careers in Marine Science. SMT and WISA were motivated to step forward and subsidise these programs to support their members and the industry alike. The program has been hailed a great success with candidates now undergoing and completing their Cert II in Maritime.

From One Candidate –

“A massive thank you to SMT and Women in Seafood Australasia (WISA) for supporting us through our Coxswains Grade 1. The skills we developed in the engineering, navigation and radio courses have really helped us build confidence when working out on the water. A special thank you to the trainers and staff at SMT whose incredible expertise and guidance created an engaging and welcoming learning environment.”

Successful WISA Coxswain upgrades candidates 

Starting of 2024 in St. Helens

SMT has successfully completed its first course for 2024, a Coxswain Deck Program in St. Helens.

SMT continues its commitment to deliver training to regional Tasmania with industry support. Special thanks to John Sullivan from Volunteer Marine Rescue for the use of their vessel.

Nadia Bush (trainer) and students at off-site Coxswain Deck course

Welcome Ian Riley

SMT is pleased to introduce Ian Riley as part of our Training Team. Ian will be taking First Aid and Wader Safety Courses in 2024. Ian has an extensive background in First Aid, education and currently owns and runs Beyond Wilderness Education and Training. 

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