The 2020 Training and Work Pathways Program (the Program), a Department of State Growth (the Department) program to increase participation in training and employment by Tasmanians facing disadvantage, opened on Saturday 9 November 2019. The Program will close at 2pm on Monday 9 December 2019.
The Program provides grants to eligible individuals or organisations to undertake targeted activities that address specific disadvantages that impact on the ability of a target group or groups to accessing and participating in training and employment.
The Program aims to provide an equitable spread of grants across regions, target groups and disadvantages.
Projects often have multiple stakeholders who each deliver specific specialised services to project participants.
Stakeholders include organisations that support Tasmanians facing disadvantage (including community, training and government organisations), individual employers and industry organisations.
Training can be either nationally recognised or non-nationally recognised.
Projects for training that is not nationally recognised must clearly show how they will lead to either nationally recognised training and/or employment for the target group and that they do not replicate existing activity funded through other programs.
The changes include the removal of research as an eligible project focus, less emphasis on innovation where an application builds on existing successful Training and Work Pathways Program projects and a requirement for each project to be for a period of 12 months, with possible extensions offered by Skills Tasmania to applicants who are able to successfully meet their project deliverables.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:
Government agencies (departments), government business enterprises and state-owned companies are eligible to apply if the project activities do not relate to the agency’s core business.
Applications are completed and lodged in SmartyGrants. The application can be found at: SmartyGrants application
Applicants are required to complete and attach two templates to the application:
The objectives of the Training and Work Pathways Program are:
Two information sessions will be held for potential applicants to hear about the program, the major changes and to provide an opportunity to ask questions:
The sessions will be held online via Go To Webinar.
To register your attendance at one of the two sessions, please visit the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/5667876191199835149
The Program manager, Deb Wilcox, is available at email@example.com or on 03 6165 6060 to answer questions about the Program.
Enquiries about existing projects should be directed to the Contact Officer, Kelly Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries about this program should be directed to the Contact Officer, Kelly Dixon at email@example.com.