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;

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.

Skilling Territorians

Aboriginal Responsive Skilling Grants

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

Aboriginal Workforce Grants

Apply for a grant to support initiatives or projects that result in more Aboriginal Territorians entering employment and developing careers within the workplace.


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. 

Earth science, mining, or petroleum scholarship

NT residents under 21 can apply for an $12,000 scholarship to study earth science, mining, or petroleum at university.

Equity Training Grants

Equity training grants improve training and employment outcomes for disadvantaged people in the Northern Territory.

Free Training Courses

Free short courses available to Territorians.

Funding to Upskill or Reskill Employees

If you are an employer in the Northern Territory (NT) you can apply for funding to upskill or reskill your employees as part of the Industry Buildskills Program.

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.

High Performance Officiating Program

The program will provide development opportunities to targeted officials and mentors and build the capacity of PSB’s officiating pathways via upgrading of the official’s accreditation/qualifications. Participation in professional development activities e.g. attendance at seminars, exposure to high level officiating and related debriefings and more.

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. 

Territory Jobs Hub

Individuals, who have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic can use the hub to connect to local business to find a new job in industries needing extra hands.

WorkWear/Workgear Bonus Scheme

For apprentices and trainees. This incentive is administered by the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network 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 For Pre-employment Training Programs

Training providers, industry associations, and community groups can apply for funding to deliver pre-employment training programs.

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.

Minister for Territory Families Scholarships

Support women in research and study.

Regional Economic Development Fund

To support the development of businesses and industry in all regions of the Northern Territory.

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.

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.

Foundation Skills for Your Future Program                                                                        

The Government is providing $62.4 million over four years, to 30 June 2023, to support eligible Australians with a means to develop their Language, Literacy, Numeracy and Digital literacy (LLND) skills to help them up-skill or re-skill for new roles, to obtain and retain secure employment and to undertake further education and training.

Skills and Training Incentive

The Skills and Training Incentive provides up to $2200 to jointly fund training to help build skills to remain in the workforce longer. The Skills and Training Incentive is directly linked to the Skills Checkpoint Program. Note to be eligible you must be between 45-70 years of age.

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.