National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program Round Three applications open now!

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National Careers Institute Partnerships Grants program Round Three now open!

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National Careers Institute Partnerships Grants program Round Three now open! 

Applications are now open for National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Round Three - Career Opportunities and Pathways for Women.

The Partnership Grants program offers funding to organisations such as employers, training providers, schools and community organisations for innovative projects to support women to improve career outcomes and create education and training pathways.

Projects funded through Round Three will boost career guidance to directly assist women whose careers have been impacted by COVID-19, family responsibilities and/or domestic or family violence.

Funded projects will:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for women, particularly in (but not limited to) non-traditional industries and occupations
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of women undertaking training and apprenticeships
  • enhance partnerships between industry, employers, schools and tertiary providers that support women through traditional and non-traditional career pathways. 

Grants range from $20,000 to $350,000 and will be funded for a maximum of 12 months.
Application forms and guidelines are available at GrantConnect, and the National Careers Institute website.

Applications close 1 December 2021.

Who should apply?

Applications will only be accepted where the project is delivered through a collaborative partnership, as outlined in the Grant Opportunity Guidelines.


The Australian Government is investing in a range of initiatives to support women to access skills for jobs available now and throughout their working lives. The Women’s Economic Security Package announced in the 2021-22 Federal Budget provides $10 million of grant funding to support a women-specific funding round which will focuses on improving women’s access to career information.

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