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Skills Tasmania

Training and Work Pathways Program

Program name:Training and Work Pathways Program
Program open to:Endorsed RTOs, Businesses/Employers/Industry, Group Training Organisations, Community Service Organisations
Program open date:17 April 2021
Program close date:25 May 2021

Program purpose:

The Program provides grants to eligible individuals or organisations to undertake targeted activities that address specific disadvantages impacting people accessing and participating in training and employment.

Contact:Grant Program Manager on (03) 6165 6056 or

The Program provides grants to eligible individuals or organisations to undertake targeted activities that address specific disadvantages that impact on people accessing and participating in training and employment. Projects often have multiple stakeholders who each deliver specialised services to project participants.

The Program is offered in grant rounds and aims to provide an equitable spread of grants across regions, target groups and disadvantages.

Training Work Pathways Program 2021 opens for applications at 9 am on 17 April 2021.  Applications close at 2 pm on 25 May 2021, late applications will not be considered.

1Program objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • increase participation in nationally recognised or non-nationally recognised training that leads to employment for Tasmanians facing disadvantage.
  • support the development of collaborative relationships between Tasmanians facing disadvantage, community organisations, industry, employers and training organisations to increase access to and participation in training and/or employment.
  • provide targeted solutions to enhance the employment potential of Tasmanians facing disadvantage.
  • create sustainable and tailored training opportunities for Tasmanians facing disadvantage that address the learning needs of the target group/s and lead to increased participation in further training and in employment.
  • improve the quality of training experiences and outcomes by promoting training in new and flexible ways, especially with regard to location, training methods and the involvement of employers and/or industry bodies.

2Eligibility for the program

To be eligible to apply for funding, your organisation must be one of the following:

  • a community service organisation, club, community-based association, charity, trust or educational institution that is an incorporated body or has entered into a formal auspice arrangement with a community service organisation that is incorporated; or
  • an Endorsed Registered Training Organisation (RTO); or
  • an individual or organisation carrying out business in a VET-related field that has a relationship with a community organisation and other relevant stakeholders.

You must hold a current Australian Business Number (ABN) to be eligible to apply.

Government agencies (departments), government business enterprises and state-owned companies are eligible to apply if the project activities do not relate to the organisation’s core business.

Further details are provided in the Program Guidelines.

3Applying for the program

The Program Guide details the eligibility and grant conditions for this round of the program and should be read before drafting an application.

Applications for the Program are to be completed and lodged online via SmartyGrants here.

Applicants are also required to complete and attach two templates with the application:

Project Plan and Risk template (Word)

Budget template (Excel)

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.

Skills Tasmania will facilitate two (2) webinars to provide applicants with information on the Program and answer questions.

The webinars will be hosted on Microsoft Teams on 22 April at 11 am – 12pm, and 27 April 2021 at 3pm – 4pm.

Click here to join the meeting at 11am on 22 April 2021

Click here to join the meeting at 3pm on 27 April 2021

4Projects previously funded under the program

Details of projects previously funded under the Training and Work Pathways Program can be found here.

Program Guides for previous grant rounds can be found here. Note there may be differences in the conditions of each grant round.

5Can I vary my existing program grant deed?

If you wish to vary your existing Training and Work Pathways Program grant deed please contact the Program Manager

6Reporting requirements

Grant recipients are required to report project activity and progress through the life of the project in accordance with the reporting requirements listed in Item 11 (clause 7.2) the Grant Deed.

This includes a reports at 6 months and 9 months after project commencement.

Staged grant payments are dependent on the lodgement of reports and evidence of activity and progress showing that the project deliverables are being achieved.

A closure report must be submitted within 20 days of project completion.  A detailed acquittal of grant funds must be provided as an attachment within the closure report using the Acquittal of Grant Funds template provided below.

Acquittal of Grant Funds template

Reporting is submitted online via SmartyGrants here. The report templates are accessible within the grant recipient’s SmartyGrants user profile.

Need more information?

Contact Grant Program Manager on (03) 6165 6056 or by email at