Closure of the Productivity Places Program

All elements of the Productivity Places Program ended on 30 June 2012.

Objectives of the program

The objective of the Productivity Places Program (PPP) was to provide targeted training to support the development of skills in Australia to meet existing and future industry demands. Under the Skilling Australia for the Future initiative, the PPP provided access to up to 711,000 qualification commencements over 5 years, from 2007 to 2012, for existing workers wanting to gain or upgrade their skills and for job seekers wishing to enter the workforce.

In addition to the Australian Government’s administration of training places for job seekers, the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS-PPP), Structural Adjustment Places and Enterprise Based PPP, training was also offered to eligible existing workers and job seekers under the Council of Australian Governments’ negotiated National Partnership Agreement for PPP signed by seven state and territory governments. The Victorian Government signed a separate agreement.

Program documents

Program documents are available for historical purposes and can be viewed from the Program Documents, Discussion Paper and Responses page.

New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS)

Those operating in NEIS sector should note that the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is responsible for the management of NEIS-funded training.

Enquiries

Enquiries from NEIS-PPP participants and Registered Training Organisations still actively engaged in training under the NEIS-PPP should be directed to productivityplaces@deewr.gov.au.

Participants and Registered Training Organisations still actively engaged in training under the state or territory delivery of PPP, should direct any enquiries to their respective state or territory government.

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