Energy and Infrastructure Workforce Development Fund
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.
Future rounds of the WFD Fund will be revised on the basis of the evaluation of this round and as new information emerges on the workforce development priorities for the energy and infrastructure sectors in Tasmania
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.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:
- Industry associations or peak bodies with Tasmanian employers and representatives on the governing body or committee
- A business (or collective) with capacity to represent employers and industry in specific regions of Tasmania
- 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
- 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.
Stakeholders will be advised regarding future iterations of the WFD Fund.
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.