The farm business skills professional development program has been initiated to support farmers and provide access to vocational and skills training.
The courses available fall into 3 categories:
- risk management
- financial and business management
- farm business planning/drought preparedness.
Approved participants can claim a 50% subsidy of up to $5000 for the first individual, and an additional $1000 per person up to a maximum of 4 people. The total amount available per farm business is $9000.
The subsidy can be used to cover course costs including:
- course fees
- travel costs
- child/respite care costs
- software specifically relating to a course.
More more information on how to apply for a course and then claim reimbursement, visit Rural Assistance Authority.