Government funding available for FM training
The Australian National Workforce Development Fund is providing $558 million over four years to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills needed such as facility management.
Australian facility management organisations can future-proof their workforce by giving employees new skills and training with assistance from Australian National Workforce Development Fund grants. The Australian National Workforce Development Fund, a Federal Government initiative, is providing $558 million over four years to support training and workforce development in areas of current and future skills need.
“The Australian National Workforce Development Fund is providing the facility management industry with an exciting opportunity to offset the cost of building a professional, skilled workforce,” Martin Leitch, fmedge CEO, comments. “This is a great example of how industry, training providers and government can work together to achieve the common goals of improving business performance and improving the quality of facility management service delivery.”
Assetlink, an Australian-owned integrated facilities service provider, is one company that is making good use of this funding. It was awarded funding by the Australian National Workforce Development Fund to allow four facility management team members to undertake a Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management). The company secured its grant with help from facility management training provider, fmedge, which supported the company in making its application via the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council (CPSISC).
“The funding is especially relevant for the FM industry,” George Hallal, Assetlink southern region general manager, notes. “Investment in continual development and education of our people is paramount for the future success and growth of our managers and Assetlink in our industry.”