Release type: Media Release


Boost to National Careers Institute to improve career information


Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business

Australians will have access to more high-quality career advice, thanks to funding from the Morrison Government through the National Careers Institute.

Thirteen projects will share in $5.2 million as part of round one of the National Careers Institute’s Partnership Grants program.

Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, said it will ensure Australians have a better chance of securing work.

“We want to make sure Australians get the best possible advice to find the job of their dreams,” Minister Cash said. 

“This funding will be used to foster exciting and innovative programs and will help with the Australian Government’s skills-led economic recovery. A large volume of applications for the program were received, demonstrating an extraordinary level of enthusiasm from educators, community organisations and businesses in improving the careers of all Australians.

“These projects will support organisations to work together to improve career outcomes for individuals at all stages of their careers. 

“Projects will use virtual reality technology to provide simulated work environments, provide additional careers support and improve the visibility of available careers in everyday industries.”

The successful applicants are:

•    Co-Operative for Aborigines Limited
•    Work Window Australia Pty Ltd
•    Graduate Careers Australia Limited
•    Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland
•    TAFE Queensland
•    National Association of Australian Apprenticeships Centres Inc.
•    University of Melbourne
•    Community Services Directorate
•    The University of Adelaide
•    Curtin University
•    The Smith Family
•    Skillset Limited
•    Federation University Australia

Applications for round two are expected to open in mid-2021.

For more details of the NCI’s Partnership Grants program, visit