Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants provide businesses servicing the defence sector with upskilling and training opportunities to build skills capacity and capability to meet current or future Defence needs.
A grant between $5,000 and $500,000 to undertake various defence skills training activities.
You may apply for multiple grants or group multiple eligible activities into one application.
The funding is capped at $500,000 in a six-year period from 2020–21 to 2025–26 for:
Who is this for?
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that currently have a Defence contract, are tendering for one, are a subcontractor to a defence prime or contracted through the Prime’s supply chain to deliver on defence projects.
Defence Industry Associations training their own staff or facilitating training to businesses they are representing.
Defence Industry Associations applying for funding for eligible activities for the eligible businesses they are representing.
What are the eligibility criteria?
To be eligible you must:
and be one of the following entities:
They can only accept applications from:
• SMEs with less than 200 employees that currently service, or intend to service, the defence industry sector and meet one of the following requirements:
– have a current Defence contract
– be currently tendering or preparing to tender for a Defence contract
– be a current subcontractor to a Defence prime or contracted through the Prime’s supply chain to deliver on Defence projects.
• Defence industry associations applying:
– for training their own staff; or
– to facilitate eligible activities for businesses they are representing:
> where the represented business fulfils the eligibility criteria;
> the represented business provides consent for the application; and
> the value of the project apportioned to the business does not exceed the represented business’s funding cap available to the business under the SADI program.