For registered training organisations (RTOs)

Funding to deliver future skills training

Funding of up to $3,000 per student is available through the Future Skills Program.

Funding must be used for future skills training of Territory residents who are:

  • already working or
  • re-entering the workforce and seeking to upskill.

Applications are open until the funding has been exhausted.

You should read the program guidelines before applying.

Future skills program guidelines PDF (759.0 KB)
Future skills program guidelines DOCX (1.2 MB)

Who can apply

You may be eligible to apply if you are:

  • a registered training organisation
  • an industry association or enterprise partnering with a registered training organisation.

Joint applications will be considered. The primary applicant must be a Northern Territory (NT) organisation that meets all of the following criteria:

  • Is operating in the NT - providing its services wholly or substantially in the NT for at least six months prior to submitting an application for funding.
  • Has a significant permanent presence in the NT, including an office, facilities or other permanent base.
  • Employs NT residents.

Who can’t apply

Applications will not be accepted from:

  • government businesses/organisations
  • public, private or independent schools
  • individuals.

What can be funded

These grants provide funding for courses that address identified future skills needs. Some examples are:

  • digitisation
  • artificial Intelligence and machine learning
  • big data
  • augmented reality and virtual reality
  • mobility and connectivity
  • Internet of Things.

The training delivered must also support essential skills such as:

  • skills for collaborating
  • skills for learning and adapting
  • entrepreneurship skills
  • analytical skills
  • skills for adding value
  • social platform skills.

You must provide training to a minimum of 10 students per course. You could receive up to $3,000 per student, depending on the associated costs.

What can’t be funded

The program won’t fund:

  • full qualifications
  • activity that can be funded by Australian or other Northern Territory Government programs
  • infrastructure expenditure
  • core business or to supplement core funding
  • activity that provides or may be perceived to provide commercial advantage
  • requisite licencing or ‘tickets’ that are recognised as established workforce requirements
  • delivery of training or support to association/industry members only.

How to apply

Step 1. Fill in the program application.

Future skills program application PDF (473.9 KB)
Future skills program application DOCX (64.2 KB)

Step 2. Submit your completed application to workforcent.dtbi@nt.gov.au.

For more information

Email workforcent.dtbi@nt.gov.au or phone 08 8935 7743.

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Last updated: 17 January 2020

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