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Skills Tasmania

Skills fund

The Skills Fund supports industries and businesses in Tasmania to grow and develop a skilled workforce by providing subsidies for training for existing workers to develop new skills through nationally recognised training.

It is open to Endorsed RTOs working in partnership with an employer or industry association to deliver the training.

There are generally two Skills Fund grant rounds per year.

1Eligibility for the Skills fund

Any Endorsed RTO can apply for a Skills Fund grant round in partnership with an employer or an industry association. Each Fund grant round has a range of eligibility, application and grant conditions that the applicant and partners must meet, including:

  • The Endorsed RTO must have the qualifications/skill sets/units of competency on their scope of registration.
  • The Endorsed RTO must be financially viable at the time of applying for and for the duration of any subsequent funding agreement.
  • The applicant must provide evidence of the partnership with the employer or industry association.
  • The employer/s must be willing to pay a financial co-contribution.
  • The existing workers who undertake the training must not be eligible for an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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

Details of approaching Skills Tasmania program rounds is available in the Program Release Schedule I PDF 81KB.

3Applying for the Skills fund

The Grant (ID ST054) is now OPEN and will close 5:00pm on Friday, 16 October 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 information sessions.

To apply for this grant you will need to use the SmartyGrants online application form -

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


Information Sessions

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

Tuesday, 22 September, 2020 from 2:00 PM AEST.  To register:

Friday, 25 September, 2020 from 11:00 AM AEST.  To register:

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


Deb Doherty, Program Manager | 03 6165 6012 |

4Training previously funded under the Skills fund

Details of training previously funded under the Skills Fund can be found here.

Program Guides for previous programs are available here.

5Can I vary my existing Skills fund agreement?

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

Need more information?

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