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Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program

Project Manager Grants – NOW OPEN

Applications close on 1 February 2018.

The Department of State Growth, through Skills Tasmania, invites eligible organisations to apply for funding in the following areas:

  • building and construction  
  • tourism and hospitality  
  • agriculture (incorporating aquaculture)  
  • aged care services
  • disability support services  
  • advanced manufacturing.

Guidelines and Forms

For information on the Program, including objectives, eligibility and the application process, please download the Program Guidelines and relevant application/support forms.

**Prospective applicants are encouraged to start building or firming up partnerships with employers from growth industries, and jobseeker networks, prior to submitting their application. Applications with strong partnerships will score more highly than those without.**

Successful programs

This list is updated upon execution of new project Grant Deed. Last updated 26 April 2017.

Support organisations

The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TCCI) has been engaged as a Support Organisation to the Program to provide independent support to employers who are participating in the Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program, on mentoring and employment related issues.

Reporting templates

The following reporting templates are to be used by organisations that have an active project under the Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program, as part of their reporting obligations under their Grant Deed:


Enquiries about this Program should be directed to the Program Co-ordinator, Bec Evans, on 03 6165 6015 or by email:

Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program - Overview

The Work Readiness for Growth Industries Program is a new grant program aimed at ensuring Tasmanian employers have access to the skills they need to drive future growth in our economy.

The Program will run over two years and has been allocated $900 000 in funding across six growth industries:  

  • building and construction;          
  • tourism and hospitality;          
  • aged care services;          
  • Disability support services;          
  • agriculture (incorporating aquaculture); and          
  • advanced manufacturing.          

Under the Program, registered training organisations, other eligible organisations and leading employers will work together to provide young Tasmanians with technical and work-ready employability skills to ensure they can be productive and capable employees from their first day on the job.