Partnership Grants program

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The National Careers Institute’s (NCI) Partnership Grants program is a key part of the Australian Government’s Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow package announced in the 2019-20 Federal budget.

The Partnership Grants program provides funding for organisations such as employers, training providers, schools and community organisations to work collaboratively to improve career outcomes and create education and training pathways for Australians.

Round three projects announced

On 26 March 2022, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business announced the 42 successful projects to receive funding through round three of the Partnership Grants program. 

The successful organisations will deliver projects that create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for women with a focus on women returning to work from a career break, women in non-traditional industries and occupations, or industries where women are under-represented.

Information is available about the round three projects.

Round four applications now closed

On 16 December 2021, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business announced round four of the Partnership Grants program opened for applications.

Round four will fund projects that improve young people’s access to the information and support services they need to make well-informed decisions on their career pathway.

Grants for round four range from $20,000 to $350,000 and will be funded for a maximum of 12 months.

Round four has now closed for applications.

Round one projects

Round one of the Partnership Grants program awarded funding to 12 organisations including TAFE, universities, community bodies and tech start-ups.

Funding encourages the delivery of innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

Information is available about the round one projects.

Round two projects announced

Round two of the Partnership Grants program awarded funding to 16 organisations. 

The successful projects deliver locally based face-to-face careers guidance and include industry and work experience activities, careers resource development and career mentoring.

Information is available about the round two projects.