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Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund

Program name:Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund (WFD Fund)
Program open to:Endorsed RTOs
Program open date:14 August 2021
Program close date:23 September 2021

Program purpose:

Provides funding to build a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for major energy, infrastructure and related initiatives, is now closed.

Contact:Industry Liaison Officer (03) 6165 6059 or tmdfund@skills.tas.gov.au

The 2020 Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund (the WFD Fund), a Department of State Growth (the Department) program to support Tasmania to build a skilled workforce equipped with the expertise needed for major energy, infrastructure and related initiatives, is now closed.

Round two of the WFD Fund opens 14 August 2021 and closes 2pm, Thursday 23 September 2021.

The WFD Fund is a key output of the Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania.

The WFD Fund provides grants to eligible organisations to undertake projects and activities that are responsive to the workforce needs of Tasmania’s energy and infrastructure sectors.

The WFD Fund aims to provide an equitable spread of grants across regions, target groups and challenges – as identified by relevant stakeholders.

Specifically, the intention of the WFD Fund will be to support projects that deliver on key recommendations from relevant workforce development planning activity, including those endorsed by the Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee and identified in the Civil Construction Industry Workforce Plan 2019-2025.

Details of projects funded under the 2020 Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund can be found here.

1Who is eligible to apply?

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  1. Industry associations or peak bodies with Tasmanian employers and representatives on the governing body or committee

    OR

  2. A business (or collective) with capacity to represent employers and industry in specific regions of Tasmania

    OR

  3. A lead business or community organisation which is a legal entity and able to demonstrate their capacity to act on behalf of a region or sector

    AND

  4. have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

If the applicant is a government instrumentality, statutory authority, government business enterprise or state-owned company, they must be able to demonstrate in their application that the project activities do not relate to the agency’s core business.

2How do I apply?

The Program Guidelines detail the eligibility and grant conditions for the program and should be read before drafting an application.

Applications for the Program are lodged through an online application form.

The application process requires you to address a number of criteria and attach supporting evidence. Applications are assessed and scored by a selection panel. Successful applicants will be required to enter a grant deed with Skills Tasmania, which will set out the terms and conditions for receiving the funding.

Documents for download:

3What is the Fund objective?

The objective of the Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund is to deliver one or more key recommendations identified by the Tasmanian Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Advisory Committee and from the Civil Construction Industry Workforce Plan 2019-2025.

4Who can answer questions about the Fund?

The Program Manager is available at wfdfund@skills.tas.gov.au or on 03 6165 5064 to answer questions about the WFD Fund.