Partnership Grants program

The Partnership Grants program concluded on the 30 June 2023. The program provided funding for organisations such as employers, training providers, schools and community organisations to work collaboratively to improve career outcomes and create education and training pathways for Australians.

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Evaluation Report

The NCI contracted Noetic Solutions Pty Ltd to conduct an independent evaluation of the Partnership Grants Program. A mix of methods, both quantitative and qualitative, as well as phone interviews, were used to gather information. The evaluation captured input from almost all grant recipients, particularly on their thoughts on what worked best, what was less successful, and the challenges faced. The evaluation report is a useful resource containing insights for career practitioners, as well as those designing future policy.

Download the Evaluation Summary Report

Round 4 projects

On 1 August 2022, the Hon Brendan O’Connor MP, Minister for Skills and Training announced 9 successful round 4 projects of the Partnership Grants program.

The successful organisations delivered projects that improve young people’s access to the information and support services they need to make well-informed decisions on their career pathway.

Information is available about the round 4 projects.

Round 3 projects

Round 3 of the Partnership Grants program awarded funding to 42 projects.

The successful projects delivered services that create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for women, with a focus on women returning to work from a career break, women in non-traditional industries and occupations, or industries where women are under-represented.

Information is available about the round 3 projects.

Round 2 projects

Round 2 of the Partnership Grants program awarded funding to 16 organisations.

The successful projects delivered locally based face-to-face careers guidance and include industry and work experience activities, careers resource development and career mentoring.

Information is available about the round 2 projects.

Round 1 projects

Round 1 of the Partnership Grants program awarded funding to 12 organisations including TAFE, universities, community bodies and tech start-ups.

Funding encouraged the delivery of innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

Information is available about the round 1 projects.

Videos are available on the round 1 projects.