This page contains information on how registered training organisation (RTOs) can obtain Government subsidies for the undertaking of training.
RTOs, please refer to individual programs (below) for further information, including contact details; the relevant program manager or officer will be able to assist you if you have any queries regarding the program (i.e. guidelines, eligibility requirements and application). The Agreements & Payment Management team can assist you with any reporting and payment enquiries.
All working age Tasmanians who meet eligibility requirements and do not hold a Certificate III or higher qualification have an entitlement to a government subsidised training place.
The National Training Entitlement is available through all subsidised programs. RTOs have obligations to determine a student's eligibility for a training entitlement and other subsidised training.
National Training Entitlement Policy [PDF 95KB]
Listed here is the calendar of funding programs for the current financial year. All details are subject to change.
The Skills Fund program provides subsidised training via a range of options to suit the needs of industry and individuals. It includes: the Demand led Program, which provides subsidised training to Existing workers and Jobseekers; the Career Start Program, which offers subsidised places for full qualifications up to Certificate III level; and the Bridging and Foundation Skills Program, which provides additional training in the areas of foundation learning or work preparation.
The User Choice program is an annual program that provides training subsidies to Skills Tasmania endorsed registered training providers to help cover the cost of providing training and assessment services for nationally recognised qualifications to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees. The 2016 User Choice grants program is now open for eligible RTOs to apply. Eligible RTOs who wish to apply for a 2016 User Choice agreement can find the application, guidelines and supporting documentation here.
Registration as a Skills Tasmania Endorsed RTO is the gateway for an RTO's eligibility to apply for Skills Tasmania programs for the delivery of government subsidised training in Tasmania. RTOs who wish to deliver Tasmanian Government funded training must apply to be endorsed before applying for any of the programs managed by Skills Tasmania and before entering into a Skills Tasmania Agreement.
A Skills Tasmania Agreement will be issued only to Skills Tasmania Endorsed RTOs.
All providers with students funded by Skills Tasmania, under certain training programs, must submit data, otherwise referred to as AVETMISS. Laurel, a purpose built application that manages funding agreements and processes RTO payments for the delivery of such training, aims to streamline business processes so that claims for payment are integrated with mandatory data reporting.
For the Adult Literacy and Equity Small Grants programs successful applicants will receive a Deed of Grant, which takes the place of a Skills Tasmania Funding Agreement. As well as being a contract that the applicant has with Skills Tasmania the Deed also outlines reporting arrangements required of the applicant.
This online form allows you to request a change to a contracted program. You may only request changes to places, qualifications or units within the initial calendar year of your contract.