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Skills Tasmania

Energising Tasmania Training Fund

Program name:Energising Tasmania Training Fund
Program open to:Endorsed RTOs
Program open date:11 September 2021
Program close date:12 September 2022

Program purpose:

Provides subsidies to deliver nationally-recognised qualifications and skill sets to apprentices/trainees, existing workers or individuals wanting to work in the renewable energy and related sectors.

There are three streams of the Fund: Energising Tasmania - Skills Fund, Energising Tasmania - Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund, Energising Tasmania - Transition Training Fund

The Energising Tasmania Training Fund second grant round is now open. The opening and closing dates for the Fund are 11 September 2021 until 12 September 2022, or until grant funds are full allocated.

This is a rolling grant for all grant streams, allowing applicants to submit their proposals in a responsive and timely manner.

The grant is available to Skills Tasmania Endorsed Registered Training Organisations to deliver qualifications and skill sets to learners who are employed in or wish to make a career transition into the defined industries found in the program guidelines.

Before starting an application, applicants must:

The program has three grant streams:

  • Energising Tasmania – Skills Fund
  • Energising Tasmania – Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund
  • Energising Tasmania – Transition Training Fund

To apply for any of the three grant streams, applicants will need to use the relevant SmartyGrants online application form:

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

Through the application process there are references to documents and templates. The templates must be used.

Documents for download:

Templates:

Webinars

A series of webinars will be held after the grant opens to provide information on the program and the grant guidelines.

Webinar 1 - 21 September, 11 am - Click here to join the meeting

Webinar 2 – 28 September, 2.30 pm - Click here to join the meeting

Regular webinars will be held every 3 months.  If you wish to be informed of the dates, please register your interest via email - ETTF@skills.tas.gov.au

1Overview

The Energising Tasmania Training Fund (the ET Fund) is a key output of the Project Agreement for Energising Tasmania.

The funding provides Endorsed RTOs fully subsidised training places to deliver nationally-recognised qualifications to workers in areas of priority skills needed to support the Battery of the Nation initiative and more broadly energy, infrastructure and related sectors in Tasmania.

It is open to Endorsed RTOs working in partnership with employers to deliver the training.

The ET Fund has three grant streams available to support the Energising Tasmania initiative:

  • Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund is available to support new and existing workers to gain new skills to work in the energy/infrastructure sectors.
  • Skills Fund is designed to support existing workers to gain skills to work in the energy/infrastructure sectors.
  • Transition Training Fund is aimed at individuals who want to make a career transition into the energy/infrastructure sectors.

Skill Sets can be applied for under the Skills Fund or Transition Training Fund.  The creation of a skill set must use unit or units from any of the qualifications on the ETTF list to create a function or job task required by the employer’s business.

Learner fee subsidy of up to $1000 per qualification continues.

Learner fee subsidies for skill sets can be requested by the RTO from $100 per unit to a maximum subsidy rate of $1000 per learner.

2Eligibility for the fund

Any Endorsed RTO can apply for the Energising Tasmania Training Fund.

Endorsed RTOs will be required to meet the eligibility criteria associated with the three grant streams for the Energising Tasmania Training Fund:

  • Energising Tasmania – Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund
  • Energising Tasmania – Skills Fund
  • Energising Tasmania – Transition Training Fund

The details for each application stream will be made available on this page upon opening of the funding round.

3Which qualifications are available to be funded and how much is the subsidy?

The approved qualifications for delivery and the published rate per approved place under the ET Fund can be downloaded from Energising Tasmania Training Fund - Eligible Qualifications List - August 2021.

The published rate will be the same for all application streams.

Skill Sets:

Skill Sets can be applied for under the Energising Tasmania Skills Fund or Transition Training Fund.

Under the Skills Fund, the creation of a skill set must use unit or units from any of the qualifications on the Fund list to create a function or job task required by the employer’s business.

For the Transition Training Fund, the creation of a skill set can be developed to meet a specific employer or employers need or a broader industry need.

Refer to the program guidelines to calculate the cost of a skill set.

4Applying for the Energising Tasmania Training Fund

Endorsed RTOs must follow the processes consistent with the three grant streams for the ET Fund:

  • Energising Tasmania - Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund
  • Energising Tasmania - Skills Fund
  • Energising Tasmania – Transition Training Fund

The application process will require applicants to address the criteria and provide supporting evidence (as appropriate to each application stream).

Through the application process for each stream, Endorsed RTOs will be required to itemise costs associated with the provision of the learner fees to support the learner.

Future rounds of the ET Fund will be revised on the basis of the evaluation of this round and as new information emerges on the skills priorities for the energy, infrastructure and related sectors in Tasmania.

Need more information?

Enquiries about the Energising Tasmania – Skills Fund and Transition Training Fund application stream should be directed to:

Enquiries about the Energising Tasmania - Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund application stream should be directed to:

For information about the broader Energising Tasmania Project, contact the Senior Project Officer Alexis Wadsley, Senior Economist/Assistant Director, (03) 6165 6015 or ETTF@skills.tas.gov.au