Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, newly appointed Minister for Education and Training, recently wrote to CSQ to advise of changes that had been introduced to the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) from 1 September.

Key changes include:

  • extension of eligibility criteria to include unincorporated businesses who satisfy all other criteria
  • reduction in co-contribution rates for ISF training grants in Northern Australia
  • expansion of the number of Skills Advisers across Australia to 104 by 2017-18, and
  • extension of ISF Youth Stream Pilots to the end of June 2016.

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