The Morrison Government will invest more than $58 million in 10 Industry Training Hubs in key locations across regional Australia to create more jobs for young people.

The investment will also include 400 Vocational Education and Training (VET) scholarships and is part of our plan to address youth unemployment in key parts of the country.

“Our plan will ensure more young people have the skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” the Prime Minister said.

“In the last financial year alone more than 100,000 jobs were created for young Australians under our government.

“These Training Hubs and scholarships are about setting up even more young Australians on a long-term quality career path, and giving them the skills to be more than competitive into the future."

Ten locations of elevated youth unemployment across Australia have been selected to host an Industry Training Hub, which will strengthen partnerships between local schools, employers and industries, and ensure that vocational education programs are tailored to meet local workforce needs and skills demands.

State Location Youth Unemployment Rate


Grafton 24.3%

Gosford 13.2%


Alice Springs 12.1%


Maryborough 19.8%

Townsville 17.7%


Port Pirie 17.6%


Burnie 15.8%


Shepparton 16.7%


Wanneroo 16.4%

Armadale 15.4%

Australia 11.5%

Young people, aged 15-24, in these 10 areas will also be eligible to apply for a scholarship to undertake an eligible VET Approved Program of Study.

Four hundred scholarships, valued at up to $17,500 each, will be made available from Certificate III to Advanced Diploma level

“These Industry Training Hubs and the scholarships will provide a pathway for young Australians, in regions with persistent youth unemployment, to gain the skills they need for a successful and rewarding career” the Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education Michaelia Cash said.

“Our youth training plan is part of our plan for a stronger economy and builds on the 1.2 million jobs that have been created since we were elected.

“Only the Morrison Government can be trusted to build our economy and secure your future without increasing taxes.”