If you are looking for funds/grants that may be able to assist in the training and/or skilling of your workforce or your business, please have a look at the list we have here;

COVID-19 Response Grants

Skilling Territorians

Northern Territory Business 

Other including Federal

If you would like to discuss any one of these grants further, please connect with ISACNT on (08) 7913 7500.


COVID-19 Response Grants

Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements

Businesses or Group Training Organisations that engage an Australian Apprentice before 31 March 2022 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50% of wages for 12 months, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter. There is no cap on the number of eligible trainees or apprentices.

Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund

The RISE Fund provides assistance for the presentation of cultural and creative projects, activities and events. To be eligible for the competitive grant worth between $25,000.00 and $2,000,000.00, you must be a business whose arts and entertainment activities were disrupted by COVID-19.

Tourism Survival Fund

Targeted at touring companies, professional conference organisers, exhibition build companies and eligible attractions, tourism businesses will need to demonstrate a 30% decrease in turnover. Eligible businesses may receive grants between $5,000 and $30,000.


Skilling Territorians

Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants

Funding for regional and remote communities to train workers for projects in the community.


Bursary payments of up to $10,000 are available to health professionals working in medicine, nursing or allied health, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, seeking to undertake training and upskilling. Bursaries can be used to cover the cost of training course fees and related expenses such as accommodation and transport where appropriate. 

Free Training Courses

In response to COVID-19, the Northern Territory and Australian Government have jointly funded a range of courses to give Territorians practical skills for work

Health Workforce Scholarship Program

The program is designed to further develop the skills of the Northern Territory's rural and remote health workforce. Under the program, eligible health professionals can receive up to $20,000 to put toward post-graduate study.

Screen Territory - Career development

NT residents can apply for $5,000 if they wish to obtain a mentorship or internship in an NT screen production, to ensure talented Territorians remain in the NT. 


Northern Territory Business

Aboriginal Business Development Program

To assist Aboriginal people and joint ventures (where Aboriginal people hold significant equity) to enter or expand commercial business arrangements that will create employment and /or wealth creation opportunities.

Business Growth Program

Eligible businesses in the NT may be able to apply for the business growth program which offers information, funding and development services towards improve performance, profitability, employment levels, and market penetration.

Funding to Attract Hospitality and Tourism Workers

Eligible hospitality or tourism businesses can apply for $1,500 for each new eligible hospitality or tourism worker through the Work Stay Play Program.

Funding to Upskill or Reskill Employees

Employers in the Northern Territory (NT) can apply for funding to upskill or reskill employees as part of the Industry Buildskills Program.

Small Business JobMaker Booster

The NTG will provide funding to boost the Australian Government’s JobMaker Hiring Credit Scheme. This funding would be used to provide eligible Territory small business with $100 per week for eligible employees between 30-35 years of age and $200 a week for employees over 35 years of age.

Territory Workforce Program

Businesses, Industry organisations or other organisations operating in the NT can apply for funding to support workforce development and training for employees. The program has three funding streams: apprenticeships and traineeships, workforce development, and industry workforce strategies.

Visitation Reliant Small Business Support Program

The program targets businesses that are reliant on international and interstate visitation. Businesses will need to demonstrate a 30% decrease in visitation turnover compared to 2019. Employing businesses may be entitled to a $3,000 payment, while sole traders may receive a $1,000 payment.


Other including Federal

Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program

The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a range of financial incentives to Australian employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities. A living away from home allowance (LAFHA) to apprentices who need to move away from their parent's home to take up or retain an Australian apprenticeship.

Foundation Skills for Your Future: Remote                                                                            

The Foundation Skills for Your Future Remote Community Pilots (the Pilots) were announced as part of the $585 million Skills Package ‘Delivering Skills for Today and Tomorrow’. The Government will invest $9.9 million over three years to pilot language, literacy, numeracy and digital skills (LLND) training delivery models in four remote communities; one in each of Western Australia, Northern Territory, Northern Queensland and South Australia.

Skills and Training Incentive

The Skills and Training Incentive provides up to $2200 to jointly funded training to help build skills to remain in the workforce longer. The Skills and Training Incentive is linked to the Skills Checkpoint Program. Only those between 45-70 years of age will be eligible.

Skilling Australia's Defence Industry Grants Program

The program aims to provide grants to small and medium sized businesses over three years (From $5,000.00 to $500,000.00) to help develop the defence sector’s skills and human resources practices and training plans.