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Industry Skills Fund · Growth Stream

The Australian Government has launched the new Industry Skills Fund – (ISF). The ISF has been established to fund small and medium businesses which have an identified growth opportunity. The Fund will co-invest in [accredited and non-accredited] training or mentoring to meet identified skills gaps. It is important to understand that the ISF does not provide funding for business as usual or business compliance training.

Rural Skills Australia working in conjunction with the National Farmers’ Federation is delighted to be assisting the Australian Government rollout the new Fund engaging five Skills Advisers to assist businesses referred by the Department of Education and Training to determine skills gaps and make appropriate training recommendations.

For detailed information visit:
www.business.gov.au/industryskillsfund

This site includes ISF guidelines, factsheets and FAQ as well as details on how individual enterprises and consortia can potentially access the fund. All applications for funding are made online through this website and applications will be judged against eligibility and merit requirements. The Application process can begin with an online Enquiry form or by calling 13 28 46.

See Assistant Minister Simon Birmingham’s media release:
https://ministers.education.gov.au/Birmingham/applications-open-new-476-million-skills-fund