Funding for future skills training

If you are a Northern Territory (NT) registered training organisation (RTO) or industry association, you can apply for funding to expand facilities that support the delivery of future skills training under the Training Infrastructure fund.

Grants of $5,000 up to a maximum of $100,000 are available on a matched funding basis.

You must be able to match the amount dollar for dollar.

You cannot start or have training underway before you have submitted your funding application.

Read the terms and conditions.

Training Infrastructure fund - terms and conditions (231.9 kb)
Training Infrastructure fund - terms and conditions (189.5 kb)


To be eligible for funding RTOs and industry associations must be able to:

  • deliver or facilitate nationally accredited training
  • provide services wholly or substantially in the NT for at least six months prior to applying
  • maintain a significant presence such as an office, facilities or other permanent base in the NT
  • employ NT residents
  • operate from a fixed premises that is not a home office.

You can work with other organisations to support one project.

Who can't apply

You can’t apply if you are a:

  • mobile business
  • government business or organisation
  • RTO operating from a home based office
  • public, private or independent school
  • public education providers
    • for example, Charles Darwin University and Batchelor Indigenous Institute of Tertiary Education.

You must meet the criteria. Examples of eligible infrastructure projects can include any of the following:

  • development of new technology or equipment to support future workforce skills needs
  • contemporary training facilities and technology which will enable expansion of training delivery in the NT
  • contemporary training facilities and technology which will assist in expanding the NT international training market
  • digital equipment or facilities to support innovative approaches to training delivery and enhance student outcomes
  • infrastructure upgrades that will support student engagement and future skills outcomes
  • projects that will enhance the organisation’s capability to compete nationally, internationally, or create greater access to new training markets
  • projects that will strengthen connection with industry, employers or businesses to take on apprentices and trainees.

Buy local plan

Preference will be given if your project uses other Territory enterprises as suppliers.

You may be asked to provide that local suppliers have been invited to bid.

What can’t be funded

You can't get funding for any of the following:

  • developing courses or training resources in the development or implementation of the project
    • this includes paying staffing costs
  • purchasing vehicles, trailers (general use)
  • feasibility studies
  • utilities
  • purchase of computers, laptops, tablets, smart boards
    • unless specified as part of the application for training
  • computer maintenance, security personnel or surveillance
  • insurance
  • landscaping, gardening or cleaning
    • unless specified in the application
  • ongoing maintenance of new facilities or equipment
  • other expenses incurred prior to signing a letter of offer from the department.

Applications for the current round of funding are now closed.

A new round of funding will be available in November 2019.

Last updated: 17 September 2019


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