Support for retrenched and redundant workers - Rapid Response

Support for retrenched and redundant workers - Rapid Response

The Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) provides up to $3000 towards the cost of training for eligible people who have lost casual, full-time or part-time work in the last 12 months due to retrenchment, downsizing or business closure.

This includes self-employed people (sole-traders or partners in a partnership) who have closed their business.

RRSI funding can be accessed by an eligible applicant or their spouse up to a total of $3000:

  • to pay for training, including licences, to improve job prospects, and/or for careers advice to explore possibilities and help choose the best employment and training options.

It is important to realise that there are options available for people who are made redundant or have lost their job. The focus of this program is to support people to gain the skills and support needed to get a job. Information available here.

Businesses who have current vacancies and would like to register their interest in working with job-ready Tasmanians looking for work can also register. More information available here.