Training services are available to assist eligible case-managed clients to access a range of different types of training to help them prepare for the labour market. There are three types of training in the EPBC: essential skills training, Short-Term Orientation and Certificate training, and skills training.
For clients with disabilities, participation requirements can be more flexible to accommodate disability-related needs.
Essential Skills Training
Essential skills training includes a variety of topics that are intended to improve basic employment readiness. They can be taught as stand-alone courses or combined with other forms of skills training (e.g., literacy and/or numeracy could be combined with other skills training topics). Training may vary from a few days to sometimes several weeks or months, depending on the topic and whether or not topics are combined.
Short-Term Orientation and Certificate Training
Short-Term Orientation and Certificate (STOC) training is to support clients to meet minimum entry requirements for a job or an industry. STOC training is never more than a few days in length and must normally be part of a group-based job search workshop.
Skills training enables clients to develop skills for the labour market, including occupational skills training, academic prerequisites for skills training or employment, and language skills training. Language courses normally do not exceed a few months, and academic upgrading as a prerequisite for occupational skills training can be as brief as a month or two or take up to a few years to complete. Occupational skills training normally does not exceed one year in length, but can sometimes be longer.