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Skills Tasmania

Adult Learning Fund

The Adult Learning Fund supports jobseekers and adult learners in Tasmania to gain skills they need to improve their employment opportunities.

The Fund aims to support effective pathways to employment by providing subsidies to Endorsed RTOs who provide training in both full qualifications and skill sets that lead to job outcomes.

The Adult Learning Fund is offered in grant rounds. There are generally two Fund grant rounds per year.

1Eligibility for the fund

Any Endorsed RTO can apply for the Adult Learning Fund. Each grant round has a set of specific eligibility, application and grant conditions that the applicant must meet, including:

  • The Endorsed RTO must have the qualifications/skill sets/units of competency on scope.
  • The Endorsed RTO must be financially viable at the time of applying for and for the duration of any subsequent funding agreement.
  • The training to be delivered must include a minumum of two units of competency. Single unit skill sets will not be accepted.
  • Skill sets must relate to job entry requirements and support employment outcomes.
  • The number of training places requested must be able to be justified.

Individual learners must also meet a set of eligibility conditions to be able to participate in the training.

Further details are provided in the Fund Guide for each grant round, which will be available on this page when the grant round opens.

A list of current Endorsed RTOs can be found here.

The next Adult Learning Fund grant round is expected to open in February 2020. The previous round closed on 12 November 2019.

Details of approaching Skills Tasmania program rounds can be found in the Program Release Schedule I PDF 81KB.

3Applying for the Adult Learning fund

The Fund Guide for each grant round details the eligibility and grant conditions for that round of the program and should be read before drafting an application. The Fund Guide will be available on this page when a grant round is open.

Applications for the Fund are lodged through an online application form. A link will be available on this page when a grant round is open.

The application process requires you to address a number of criteria and attach supporting evidence. The criteria are focused on the need for the training, the program proposal, learner support and value for money. Applications should incorporate support from employers, industry associations, Job Actives or Disability Employment Services providers where possible.

Applications are assessed and scored by a selection panel.

Successful applicants will be required to enter a grant deed with Skills Tasmania, which will set out the terms and conditions for receiving the funding.

4Who has received funding for jobseeker programs in the past?

Jobseeker programs were previously funded through the Skills Fund. A list of previous recipients of the Skills Fund can be found here.

5Can I vary my existing Adult Learning Fund agreement?

You can apply to vary your existing Adult Learning Fund agreement through the online variation application found here.

Need more information?

Contact Deb Doherty, Program Manager on (03) 6165 6012 or by email at