The Rural Support Training Program is a key initiative to help our rural communities which are affected by drought, to diversify and build employability skills during this time. The Rural Support Training Program is a project funded through the Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS), and delivered by TAFE Queensland in partnership with The Department of Employment, Small Business and Training (DESBT), Queensland Government.
The Regional Skills Adjustment Strategy (RSAS) is a three-year initiative targeting specific regions of Queensland facing economic uncertainty, by supporting workers that are at risk of being displaced from traditional industries, and individuals retrenched as a result of significant company closures. RSAS supports those individuals to gain the foundation, employability and technical skills needed to transition to the jobs of the future.
TAFE Queensland has designed a range of short courses to enable local farmers and residents in areas affected by drought to upskill, engage with local community and increase opportunities for off-farm income. Five training programs are available, all are fully funded under the Rural Support Training program and each program runs for five days from Monday to Friday.