Equity Training Program

If you’re supporting an equity group through training and employment, you may be able to get funding through the Equity Training Program.

An equity group includes:

  • people with a disability
  • parents returning to the workforce after 5 years or more
  • long-term unemployed migrants
  • refugees
  • mature-aged people
  • very long-term unemployed people (VLTU) or those at risk of becoming VLTU.

Who can apply

You can apply if you're based in the Northern Territory (NT) and:

  • support an equity group who are:
    • permanent residents of Australia
    • living in the NT
  • one of the following:
    • registered training organisation (RTO)
    • special education school (a school for students who have special educational needs due to learning difficulties, physical disabilities or behavioural problems)
    • other representative organisation operating in the NT.

Individuals, sole business operators and government agencies are not eligible.

What can be funded

You can get funding for projects that:

  • are delivered in the NT
  • include vocational education and training (VET) through nationally recognised:
    • qualifications or
    • units of competency.
  • may include non-accredited training recognised by industry (considered on a case by case basis)
  • identify and develop clear pathways through training to further training and/or employment
  • have outcomes that are realistic, achievable, sustainable and meet individual needs
  • include work experience and transition arrangements post work experience (where appropriate).

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Read the guidelines.

Equity Training Program guidelines PDF (550.2 KB)
Equity Training Program guidelines DOCX (178.5 KB)

Step 2. Fill in the application.

Targeted and responsive programs (TARP) application PDF (470.8 KB)
Targeted and responsive programs (TARP) application DOCX (64.1 KB)

Step 3. Submit your application by email to trainingoperations@nt.gov.au.

You can also use this email to find out more information.


Last updated: 16 August 2022

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