Workforce Training Innovation Fund

About the WTIF

The Workforce Training Innovation Fund (WTIF) is a targeted, Skills First funding stream. WTIF creates opportunities for the joint exploration of new ideas and solutions to enhance workplace productivity.

Innovative thinking and approaches will allow industry and training providers to challenge existing practices in skills development, training methods and product design. This will result in the improved relevance of training for students, generate outcomes for employees and industry and support economic growth.


  • Improve the efficiency, flexibility and responsiveness of the training and TAFE system in meeting industry skill needs and business training requirements.
  • Encourage partnerships between industry bodies, businesses, TAFEs, and training organisations to improve workforce productivity through innovative training programs and modes of delivery.
  • Build industry productivity and contribute to broader social and economic gains in priority sector workforces.
  • Build new insights and evidence to support the design, adoption, and implementation of sustainable innovation across the wider training and TAFE system.

Grant funding

Funding is available for collaboration between industry and training providers to deliver innovation in training, workforce development and applied research and emerging industry skill development. (Duration of up to two (2) years).

How to apply

The funding rounds for 2021-2022 are now closed.

The fund will transition into a continuous improvement review and recommendations will inform when the next round opens, including revised guidelines.

Find out more

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