Expanding language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills training opportunities

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The Australian Government will invest $436.4 million over four years for a redesigned Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Program, with the aim to improve access to training for all Australians seeking to build their language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy skills.

The redesigned SEE Program will deliver on the Government’s commitment from the September 2022 Jobs and Skills Summit to reinvigorate, in partnership with states, territories and stakeholders, foundation skills programs to support workers and vulnerable Australians to gain secure employment choices.

The SEE Program is an ongoing program that delivers free language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills (LLND) training to eligible Australians. From 1 July 2024, the SEE Program has been redesigned to expand eligibility to include all Australians aged over 15 years who have left school removing the requirement to be a registered job seeker. It will be available across metropolitan, regional and remote areas of Australia. Training will be offered in two distinct and complementary foundation skills training delivery streams:

General SEE Delivery: training of individuals by contracted training providers. This stream has been redesigned to offer both accredited and non-accredited training, provide more support for learners and include workplace-based training options.  

SEE First Nations: a new stream dedicated to whole of community skills training delivery for First Nations people. SEE First Nations grants will fund First Nations organisations including Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs), registered training organisations (RTOs), Adult Community Education (ACE) providers or peak bodies (applying on behalf of their eligible members) to design appropriate training to suit their needs.  

Improving language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills can have a direct and positive impact on a person’s future economic and social wellbeing.

Whether you, or someone you know, are looking to develop reading, writing, maths and computer skills, or if you’re an employer interested in finding out more, visit the Skills for Education and Employment web page for further details. 

Correct at time of publication.