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 f​irst round of successful projects was ​announced in November 2020. 

​Recipient
Project Details
​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​

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Contact

FarmPoint
PO Box 46
Kings Meadows TAS 7249
Phone: 1300 292 292
Fax: (03) 6777 5100
Email: farmpoint@dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Website: http://farmpoint.tas.gov.au

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