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Department of State Growth

Skills Fund

The Skills Fund program specifically targets areas of skills demand in priority industries. It supports skill sets and full qualifications where there is demonstrated need. The Skills Fund is available for existing employees (supporting productivity outcomes).


Deb Doherty 
03 6165 6012

Skills Fund Grant

The Grant (ID ST049) CLOSED on Tuesday, 12 November 2019.

Who can apply for the Skills Fund?

Endorsed Registered Training Organisations are the only organisations that can apply for this grant.

How do I apply for the Skills Fund?

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

To apply, you will need to use the SmartyGrants online application form -

If you haven’t used SmartyGrants before, you 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, 15 October at 2pm AEDT. To register go to

Thursday, 17 October at 10am AEDT. To register go to

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


Deb Doherty, Program Manager | 03 6165 6012 |

Successful contracts:

Publication Date

Financial Year

Successful Contracts

Jun 2019


ST048 ... PDF 659KB

Jobseeker Information ... PDF 1.2MB

Jan 2019


ST047 ... PDF 574KB

Oct 2018


ST046 ... PDF 355KB

Jul 2018


ST045 ... PDF 403KB

Dec 2017


ST044 ... PDF 267KB

Jun 2017


ST043 ... PDF 186KB

Dec 2016


ST042 ... PDF 173KB

Jul 2016


ST041 ... PDF 159KB

Other Information

Work Ready Resource available
The Work Readiness Project conducted by the TCCI and funded by Skills Tasmania in 2015 has developed a new tool to support employers, jobseekers and RTOs to understand the skills and attributes that employers require when recruiting for work ready employees. This resource may be of use to you when engaging with jobseekers for your programs and preparing them for possible employment opportunities.
Qualities Employers are looking for in Employees | PDF 1MB

Program Change Requests
For change requests to the number of places or qualifications please download and submit the Program Change Request form.

Making It Happen – Work Experience for all 
A resource developed by the National Disability Coordination Program and University of Tasmania. The resource is designed to support vocational teachers and host employers in providing work experience/work placements for students with a disability.