Strategic Industry Partnership Program
The Agricultural Workforce Resilience Package aims to attract and retain an effective seasonal workforce, with a particular focus on keeping our planting, production and harvesting seasons on track in light of COVID-19.
The package includes a two-year extension of the Strategic Industry Partnership Program (SIPP) and up to $1 million to invest in collaborative projects with agricultural peak industry bodies.
Priorities for this two-year extension include:
- Business resilience, recovery and growth
- Promotion of jobs and careers in Tasmanian agriculture
- Skills, training, and workforce development meeting identified industry needs
- An industry-sponsored boost to regional transport
Further information about the Strategic Industry Partnership Program can be found in the guidelines:
The first round of successful projects was announced in November 2020.
|Fruit Growers Tasmania||Delivery of a suite of awareness raising, induction and skills development programs to attract, train and retain agricultural workers for harvest and on-going jobs in agriculture |
|Wine Tasmania||Introduction of skills-based training for new wine sector workers; provision of targeted information, resources, tools and workshops for wine producers, focusing on sustainability and workforce needs and development of Net Zero Carbon Emissions program |
|Tasmanian Hemp Association||An extension of an executive officer to deliver educational days, with a specific focus on improving productivity, and other activities focused on resilience and growth|
|Sprout Tasmania||The collection of statewide data on the small-scale farming sector and development of online education, tools and engagement programs to support resilience, growth, efficiency and sustainability of the small-scale farming sector in Tasmania|
|Livestock Transport Association of Tasmania||Delivery of the Tasmanian safe livestock loading and transport program for the attraction, recruitment, development and retention of a professional livestock transport workforce and assist with induction of new industry entrants|