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Growing Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Industry and Regionally-Led Solutions Program

The Growing Apprenticeships and Traineeships: Industry and Regionally-Led Solutions Program (GATIRS) is a grant program funded by Department of State Growth to increase the number of apprentices and trainees employed in industries and regions. This program supports the Tasmanian Government’s target to increase the number of apprentices and trainees by 40 per cent by 2025.

Each industry and region faces unique issues or barriers that may limit the employment of apprentices and trainees. The Program will support eligible applicants to undertake innovative projects that address these barriers and increase employer engagement with the apprenticeship system.

The competitive Program will award grants of up to $200,000 for projects that will result in increased and new apprentice or trainee employment by employers. A bonus payment will be issued on achievement of apprentice and trainee employment targets. Round 1 details are below. Further rounds may be announced in the future.

Program objectives

The program objectives are to:

  • strengthen Tasmania’s workforce by increasing the number of new apprentices and trainees employed;
  • identify existing industry and/ or regional barriers that limit the employment of apprentices and trainees and trial targeted solutions to resolve these barriers; and
  • support collaborative relationships between industry, employers, community organisations, and training organisations.

The Department will validate employment outcomes claimed by projects using apprentice and trainee records held in accordance with Australian Government regulations.

Key Dates

Round One of this Program is now closed.

Key Documents

Enquiries about this program should be directed to the Contact Officer, Deb Doherty at