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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 Grant (ID ST052) is now OPEN and will close 2pm, Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

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 Grant (ID ST052) is now OPEN and will close 2pm, Wednesday, 6 May 2020.

Before starting an application, it is highly recommended that you:

  • Read the RTO Guide to the Application Process, Eligibility Criteria and Conditions; and
  • Attend one of the webinar information sessions.

To apply for this grant you will need to use the SmartyGrants online application form - https://skills.smartygrants.com.au/adultlearningfund52.

If this is the first time you have used SmartyGrants you will need to follow the instructions to become a registered user.

Throughout the application there are references to templates.  These templates must be used.

Documents for download:

Templates:

Information Sessions

Information sessions via a webinar will be held on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 3:30 PM AEDT.  To register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/874491480494760972

Monday, 16 March, 2020 10:00 AM AEDT.  To register go to - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8635167805756500492

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Contact

Deb Doherty, Program Manager | 03 6165 6012 | adultlearningfund@skills.tas.gov.au

4Who has received funding for Adult Learning Fund programs?

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

Successful applicants for Adult Learning Fund is available from 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 adultlearningfund@skills.tas.gov.au.