State Government Recogises Records Management Professionals are in Short Supply

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Funding for New Employees in Records

The NSW Government has officially recognised the skill shortage in the record management industry through inclusion of the Certificate IV in Recordkeeping on the Skills List 2015.

This provides New Entrants to organisations with access to Smart and Skilled traineeship funding, providing subsidised training vital to developing recordkeeping skills. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

To qualify for a funded traineeship the New Entrant must enrol in the qualification within 3 months (for full time employees, longer for part time) of commencing employment with your organisation and be a resident of NSW. Unlike previous funding schemes New Entrants with prior qualifications at the same or higher level are eligible.

Your organisation may also be eligible to receive Employer Incentive payments from the Federal Government of up to $4,000 by commencing your new employee in the Certificate IV in Recordkeeping. Criteria does apply and you can contact your Apprenticeship Centre for full eligibility criteria.

Contact Linked Training for more details on Smart and Skilled funding to discuss the suitability for staff:

  • Employed within the past 3 months (timeframe may be longer for part time employees)
  • Planned for employment prior to December 30 2015.

Linked Training provide the Certificate IV in Recordkeeping via fully supported Online Distance Education. The qualification is available for both new employees and existing employees to commence anytime.

Limited places are available for funded spots in our Certificate IV in Recordkeeping so contact us today to find out whether your employee is eligible for this opportunity.

For more information check out Funding for New Employees in Records 


Submitted by Ruth Edge Cardinia Shire Council