Supporting industry to adjust to changing job requirements

SVSDS is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund. The project will assist Snowy Valley forest and timber workers adjust to changing job requirements brought about by the bushfires. Snowy Valley forest and timber industry workers and their employers can access support to identify skills and training opportunities, undertake workforce development planning, and undertake relevant vocational training programs provided through TAFE NSW and other training providers.

 

Industry Steering Committee is made up of the following organisations:

AKD
CFMEU
Forestry Corporation of NSW
G&J Groves
Hyne
Tumut Valley Logging
Visy

Key outcomes of this service

  • Identifying business and employment opportunities in the region which might be suitable for forest and timber industry businesses and workers;
  • Supporting a minimum of 40 businesses and 400 displaced workers in the forest and timber industry understand the current and emerging employment opportunities in the region;
  • Supporting a minimum of 40 business and 400 workers in the forest and timber industry identify the skills needs to capitalise on new opportunities in the region; and
  • Supporting a minimum of 400 displaced workers in the forest and timber industry to access employment-focused upskilling and training.

Eligibility

To be eligible for financial assistance from the Program, the Applicant must:

  • operate in the Snowy Valley, or adjoining NSW LGAs, Forest and Timber Industry;
  • agree to make a cash and/or in-kind contribution;
  • agree to provide documentation as detailed in the Application, in a timely manner.

To be eligible, a Project must:

  • be of benefit to the Snowy Valleys Forest and Timber Industry;
  • provide nationally recognised training to current or potential employees, or be training recognised by the Snowy Valleys Forest and Timber Industry as appropriate and relevant to the industry;
  • use an RTO or approved provider to deliver the training specified in the Application; and
  • provide value for money.

To be eligible, a Learner must:

  • be currently employed by the Applicant;
  • based in the Snowy Valleys LGA or adjoining NSW LGAs;
  • or be a potential employee to the industry.

 

Click here to view the program Guidelines as a pdf file.

 

Click here to access the application form as an editable document.

 

How to get involved

Email svsds@forestworks.com.au or call Local Area Coordinator Chris Carmody on 1800 177 001.

 

Proudly funded by the Commonwealth and NSW Government.