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.

Funding rounds

The second round for 2018 is now open for both WTIF seed funding and grant funding proposals.

This funding round remains open from 2 July to 13 August 2018, inclusive.

You can submit an expression-of-interest for the second round now. A Principal Regional Advisor will be in contact to discuss and help you prepare your proposal.

For general queries, information on facilitation support or to register for email notifications and updates email

Seed application information pack

Grant application information pack

Support material



In 2018/19, $30 million is available to assist industry and employers to address the rapidly evolving workplace development needs for industry and productivity and economic growth giving industry a real say in the training being delivered.

A key focus of the fund is to strengthen partnerships between industry and the Victorian training and 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 fund is one of the targeted funding streams under Skills First that improves quality, stability and adaptability of the Victorian training and TAFE system.

For more information, email