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National Career Institute Round Two Partnership Grants to improve career advice


The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business

Applications are now open for Round Two of the National Career Institute’s Partnership Grants program, with up to $525,000 available for projects aimed at improving career outcomes for adults and school students.

Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, the Hon Stuart Robert MP, said the program encourages employers, training providers, schools and community organisations to work collaboratively, to provide the best possible careers information available.

‘The Partnership Grants program will fund innovative projects that will help Australians to reach their full career potential,’ Minister Robert said. 

‘This program encourages organisations to work together to improve career outcomes and create education and training pathways because it’s so important for job seekers to get high-quality information about all the career choices available though vocational education and training.’

Projects will focus on adults seeking to re-enter the workforce or change careers, particularly those disadvantaged by COVID-19, as well as students at crucial transition stages in primary school and years 7 to 10.

A total of $6.1 million is available with grants ranging from $20,000 to $525,000. The maximum period for each project is 18 months.

A total of $10.7 million was allocated in the 2019-20 budget to fund the two rounds. Thirteen projects, totalling $5.2 million were approved in the Round One.

Applications close 23 June 2021. To apply or get further information, visit: