Feds find $300k for TNT logistics training course

By: Jason Whittaker


TNT will put 60 of its staff through a tertiary logistics course after winning a $300,000 grant from the Federal

TNT will put 60 of its staff through a tertiary logistics course after winning a $300,000 grant from the Federal Government.

The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council is working with TNT to provide the places as part of a Diploma in Logistics to up-skill its workforce.

Federal Education Minister Julia Gillard announced last week a number of business training grants through its National Enterprise Productivity Places Program trials.

The trials will begin over the next six months and will be a joint venture between the national Industry Skills Council network and large national enterprises to offer more than 1250 training places in a variety of fields.

Gillard says the pilot is innovative in skills training and cuts across a diverse range of industry sectors to address chronic skills shortages in key sectors like food and meat processing, gas industry operations, retail and transport.

The Commonwealth is investing $3 million in the project, which will be matched by participating businesses.

The $300,000 TNT grant is the largest of any other pilot program, which include Qantas, Mitsubishi and Woolworths.

The pilots follow on from the Productivity Places Program for jobseekers, which Gillard says has delivered over 58,000 enrolments across Australia with 15,000 people already completed training.

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