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The Victorian government has announced $60,000 to subsidise business skills training for small ICT businesses.

The Victorian government has announced $60,000 to subsidise business skills training for small ICT businesses.

“We recognise that sustaining growth in Victoria’s ICT industry depends on more than robust technical competencies, with business skills training identified as a real need,” said Marsha Thomson, Victorian minister for information and communication technology.

The initiative is part of the AusIndustry’s Small Business Enterprise Culture Program, which involves companies from across the nation. It will include a series of residential workshops and business mentor sessions to develop business knowledge and management skills.

The funding would help establish the training initiative over a two-year period and subsidise Victorian participants. Twenty small Victorian ICT companies with fewer than 20 employees would receive $3000 per participant.

“As part of the training, all participants will develop a business action plan to support individual business growth over the next three to five years,” said Thomson.

Additional in-kind support is being received from BDO Chartered Accountants and Advisors and Austrade.

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