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Skills Tasmania

Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice)

Program name:2021 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice)
Open date: 12 September 2020. Close date: 31 December 2021
Program name:2022 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice)
Open date: 9 October 2021. Close date: 31 December 2022
Program open to:Endorsed RTOs

Program purpose:

The Fund provides subsidies to Endorsed RTOs to help cover the cost of providing quality training and assessment services for nationally-recognised qualifications to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

Contact:Jen McLeod, Grant Program Manager on (03) 6165 6027 or userchoice@skills.tas.gov.au

The Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice) provides subsidies to Endorsed RTOs to provide training to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

The Fund is open to Endorsed RTOs to help cover the cost of providing quality training and assessment services for nationally-recognised qualifications to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

The Fund is a rolling program that is released annually. Applications for each Fund round close at the end of the applicable calendar year.

Information webinars for the 2022 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (user Choice) release:

RTOs are invited to attend an Information webinar to learn more about the 2022 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice).  These will be held via Teams Meetings:

14th October 2021 at 3.30pm Click here to join the meeting

19th October 2021 at 9.30am Click here to join the meeting

1Eligibility for the fund

Any Endorsed RTO can apply for the Fund provided they have the qualifications included in their scope of registration.

2Applying for the fund

The Fund has eligibility, application and grant conditions which are outlined in the Program Guide for each annual Fund round.

Fund rounds currently open:

Applications for the Fund are to be completed and lodged online through SmartyGrants via the follow links:

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

The Qualifications approved and funded in Tasmania page provides details on which qualifications are available for funding under this program, along with the level of funding subsidy paid by Skills Tasmania.

It also explains how you can have a qualification added to the approved list of qualifications.

4Adding more training places for an existing qualification

You can add more training places for qualifications included in a current Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice) Agreement if you have exhausted all previously allocated places.

Details on how to do this are available in the relevant Program GuidePlease note you do not need to wait for approval of the places from Skills Tasmania - this is a notification process not an application process.

5Adding a new qualification

If you would like to deliver a qualification not currently included in your Fund agreement, you must apply to have the qualification added to your agreement.

Applications must be lodged online through SmartyGrants.

6What if the qualification has been superseded?

If a qualification within your existing Fund Agreement has been superseded or replaced, you must apply to vary your Agreement to include the new version of the qualification. The applications to do so can be found here:

It is important to apply to vary your Agreement as soon as the qualifications are updated and available on the Skills Tasmania Qualifications approved as an apprenticeship or traineeship list or on www.training.gov.au.

Need more information?

Contact Jen McLeod, Grant Program Manager on (03) 6165 6027 or by email at userchoice@skills.tas.gov.au