Funding for pre-employment training programs

If you are a training provider, industry association or community group you can apply for funding to deliver pre-employment training programs.

Pre-employment training programs give people practical skills to help them get a job, apprenticeship or traineeship. 

Priority is given to programs that lead to employment in:

  • occupations with skills shortages
  • difficult to fill occupations.

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Who can apply

You can apply for pre-employment training funds if you are one of the following:

  • a registered training organisation (RTO)
  • an industry organisation
  • a training advisory council
  • a union
  • a community organisation.

What you can apply for

You can apply for funding to develop and run training activities that:

  • target unemployed people
  • encourage participants to continue vocational education and training 
  • develop skills for entry into a particular workforce or occupation.

Funding may also be considered for complete qualifications or programs that target other groups.

You can't use pre-employment program funding for participant wages or capital equipment.

How to apply

To apply for pre-employment training funds you will need to submit an expression of interest.

The expression of interest should include:

  • a justification statement
  • evidence of industry support
  • the target group
  • the training to be delivered
  • the preferred RTO
  • a time frame
  • a budget estimate.


Send your expression of interest by mail or email.

Workforce NT 
GPO Box 3200
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: (08) 8935 7732

Last updated: 28 November 2017