Workforce Training Innovation Fund

​​​​​The Workforce Training Innovation Fund provides grant funding for industry and training provider partnerships to develop and deliver innovative strategies for improving training outcomes and the relevance of training to industry.

Introduction of WTIF Funding Rounds

The Workforce Training and Innovation Fund (WTIF) is introducing new administrative arrangements, including improved service standards and regular funding rounds. As a result of introducing funding rounds, acceptance of new proposals will temporarily cease on 25 January 2018.

WTIF will reopen in late-February/early-March 2018. Further advice on the exact timing of the opening and closing dates for the next funding round will be published over the coming weeks.

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An initial $40 million to assist industry and employers to address the rapidly evolving workplace development needs for industry productivity and economic growth, giving industry a real say in the training being delivered.

A key focus of funds strengthening partnerships between industry and training and the TAFE system to better respond to the skills needs for existing, new and emerging industries and the Victorian Government's priority sectors.

Innovative thinking and approaches will allow industry and training providers to challenge existing practices in skills development, training methods and product design. The fund will give opportunities for the joint exploration and application of new ideas and solutions that will address barriers to workplace productivity.

The Workforce Training Innovation Fund was officially launched by The Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, Minister for Training and Skills, on 19 January 2017.

The fund is one of the targeted funding streams under Skills First that improves the quality, stability and adaptability of the Victorian training and TAFE System.

The guidelines have been released with a range of support materials about the fund.

For a copy of the Guidelines, Key Terms And Definitions, summary Factsheet, Frequently Asked Questions, the Seed Funding Application and the Grant Funding Proposal forms see: Skills First Resources

For more information, contact us at wtif@edumail.vic.gov.au