The aim is to assist organisations with funding to identify and address emerging issues affecting the training needs of the industry.

Funding may be provided for development of course and assessment resources, where they do not currently exist. The Authority cannot provide funding for the development of resources for individual gain or profit and that are not beneficial for all stakeholders in the industry.

2024 funding

The Authority has budgeted $104,000 for the Research and Development program in 2024 which includes reports from local peak training advisory boards and councils outlining industry feedback provided through the consultation process of the annual Training Plan. The Authority relies on industry stakeholder’s involvement to identify priorities in training programs required by industry and delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs).

How to apply

Contact the Authority by calling 6262 5630 or provide an application/proposal letter, addressing the following objectives, strategies, and outcomes.


The application will be required to address the objectives of the program outlining the issues of the program, the change and benefits to the industry and the involvement of the industry in the program.


The application will need to identify the strategies to be used to support the objectives and establish the outcomes of the program, including research activities, consultative mechanisms, surveys, and assessment development.


The application will need to identify the positive outcomes of the program which may include an increased participation of individuals, identified groups and organisations in the program, provide a greater range of structured training programs, and/or increase compliance by the industry in Training Levy obligations, increase awareness to industry of the Authority.