Continuing Workforce Education

The benefits of continuing training for existing employees

Employers in the Property Services Industry in NSW are very aware that if they are to meet the challenges of

they will only be successful if their employees are trained to perform effectively in the workplace. Both the Commonwealth and NSW Governments are also aware of the need to continue training existing employees and have available assistance to those employers who request it.

The first step in the process is identifying which skills training is needed by existing employees so that they can cope with evolving technology, successfully work with increasing regulations and maintain workplace productivity to secure the financial viability of their organisation.

Government initiatives to support continuing workforce training

There are a number of current initiatives developed by the Commonwealth and NSW governments to assist employers who have identified the need to commence a program of skills training for existing employees.

Existing worker traineeships (Australian Apprenticeships)

These are administered as per Australian Apprenticeships (see ‘Benefits of Employing an Australian Apprentice’). Existing worker traineeships normally commence at Certificate IV. For more information on traineeships in the Real Estate industry in NSW click here.

National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF)

This program is funded by the Commonwealth Government and administered by Skills Councils.


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