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The Future of Work Program : Promoting Skills Development in Regional Australia.

Are you looking to build your skills and prepare for the jobs of the future?

BHP and the Federal Department of Education, Skills and Employment have developed a Future of Work Program to promote skills development in regional Australia.

The program is designed to prepare people to become the regional workforce of the future. It will create 1,000 skills development opportunities by funding students undertaking short courses and advanced apprenticeships in key regional areas including the Pilbara.

If you live here in Newman and are looking at undertaking a course in an industry growth area, you can apply to the Future of Work Program for the opportunity to have your student contribution fees covered.

To find a course that suits your needs, search available short courses on Course Seeker. On this website you can filter for short courses, areas of study, location, and online delivery.

You can also reach out directly to a university or non-university higher education provider to discuss what short courses they have on offer.

Please note that you will need to enrol in a Commonwealth Grant Scheme (CGS) short course that offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs).

Please check on the education provider's website whether the short course offers CSPs. For more information, you can visit:

Once you’ve chosen a course and enrolled with an education provider, you’ll be able to apply to the Future of Work Program by completing the application form at:

You don’t have to wait for your enrolment to be confirmed before you apply for the Future of Work Program.

To find out more, visit the Regional Future of Work website