Grants & Opportunities

Current grants

The Australian Government is establishing Industry Clusters to provide industry with a stronger, more strategic voice and broader role in ensuring Australia’s VET system continues to deliver on employer and learner needs.   

The Government will provide an additional $149.2 million funding over four years bringing the total investment to $292.5 million to support these new industry engagement arrangements.

The Industry Clusters will be groups of aligned industries with a strategic leadership role to identify, forecast and respond to the current and emerging skills needs and workforce challenges of industry. 

Industry Clusters will be established through a two-stage grant opportunity approach to market. The first stage will involve an open competitive process seeking proposals to establish and subsequently operate an Industry Cluster. The second stage will involve a closed non-competitive process to enable the newly established clusters to put forward detailed proposals to deliver on their full functions.

The Department will open Stage 2 in mid-2022. Information about Stage 2 will be published on GrantConnect.


Opening our Great Outdoors Fund

The ‘Opening our Great Outdoors’ pool is funded by the Regional Growth Fund, Department of Primary Industries and Regions, to support economic generating regional tourism initiatives. There are 2 streams of the Fund for projects located within South Australia for outcome and benefits in regional South Australia.

Find out more here


AMGC co-funds industry projects to commercialise innovation. In this way, approved industry projects demonstrate how, and the techniques, Australian manufacturing can become more globally competitive. AMGC has received an additional $30 million in funding to continue supporting industry projects. The Fund will provide matched grants to Australian manufacturers to assist with commercialising new products and processes that finish between Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6 to 9. For more information visit:

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