The NSW Government is committed to taking urgent and targeted action to address the significant immediate and enduring impacts of COVID-19 on the NSW workforce and economy.


Redeployment & Youth Program

It includes additional part qualification training places to reskill, retrain and redeploy the workforce to industries where there are skills shortages and emerging employment opportunities.

Skilling for Recovery will help job seekers retrain or up-skill to enhance their credentials and support school leavers to enter the workforce for the first time.

Benefits for participants
  • FREE for eligible participants
  • Intensive 6 days’ workshop followed by 20 hours work placement
  • Trained by experience retail trainer
  • Run virtually or face to face with engaging activities
Benefit for employers
  • Energetic young employees
  • Retail ready participants
  • Trained by experience retail trainer


You are eligible if you:
• Meet the eligibility criteria for Smart and Skilled training.
• Meet one of the Skilling for Recovery eligibility categories specified below:
Youth 17-24 (regardless of employment status)
Commonwealth Benefit Recipients or Unemployed (Not a Commonwealth Benefit Recipient)
People expected to become unemployed

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