9. Education, training and skills development
9.1 National Green Jobs Corps
National Green Jobs Corps invests $79.6 million investment over two years in young Australian job seekers. The 26-week environmental training program offers young people, aged 17 to 24 years, the right combination of work experience, skill development and accredited training to ensure they are ready for employment in emerging green and climate change industries.
National Green Jobs Corps commenced on 1 January 2010. The projects offered are team-based activities developed in conjunction with local communities and groups, representatives from the environment and climate change sector, local government and relevant training providers. Participants are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on work experience activities and accredited training. National Green Jobs Corps providers are delivering a broad range of environmentally focused projects to equip 10 000 young Australians with green skills and training.
There are over 120 projects available across Australia, including water testing, bush regeneration, planting, surveying, track repairs and construction.
In This Section
- Australian GovernmentWed 11 Jan 2012
- 1. Policy frameworkWed 17 Oct 2012
- 2. Leadership by exampleMon 12 Dec 2011
- 3. Demonstration projectsMon 12 Dec 2011
- 4. Financial incentivesWed 20 Jun 2012
- 5. Research, development and innovationMon 12 Dec 2011
- 6. Market MechanismsMon 12 Dec 2011
- 7. Regulation and StandardsFri 9 Dec 2011
- 8. Planning InitiativesMon 12 Dec 2011
- 9. Education, training and skills developmentMon 12 Dec 2011