Equity training program

If you want to run a project in the Northern Territory (NT) to improve training outcomes for people who face access barriers, you can apply for an Equity Training Program grant.

These grants provide funding for projects to increase training and employment opportunities for:

  • people with a disability
  • parents returning to the workforce after an absence of five years or more
  • long-term unemployed migrants
  • refugees
  • mature-aged people
  • very long-term unemployed people, or those at risk of becoming very long-term unemployed.

Who can apply

You can apply for funding if you are based in the NT and are one of the following:

  • an incorporated organisation
  • a registered training organisation.

You must also have:

  • an Australian business number (ABN) and
  • been operating for at least one year.

Grants are not available to:

  • individuals
  • sole business operators or
  • government agencies.

What can be funded

To be successful, your project or initiative should:

  • include accredited training
  • identify and develop clear pathways through training to employment
  • be outcomes driven – outcomes must be realistic, achievable, sustainable and meet individual needs
  • include an element of work experience
  • include transition arrangements after the work experience placement.

Applications are open all year until the funding runs out.

Before you apply

You must read the guidelines.

Equity Training Program guidelines PDF (173.9 KB)
Equity Training Program guidelines DOCX (174.0 KB).

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

From 25 December 2021, vaccination requirements will apply to all:

  • NT Government contractors
  • grant recipients.

To find out more, read the conditions of contract for COVID-19 mandatory requirements.

For all Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade grants, an extra declaration will be added to the terms and conditions.

Applicants must confirm they are meeting the directions of the policy. The department may ask for proof to check compliance.


To apply or for more information, contact your nearest workforce training coordinator.

Last updated: 23 December 2021

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