As an Endorsed RTO, OnRoad OffRoad provides funding opportunities for eligible applicants

Energising Tasmania Training Fund

Learner Eligibility
For eligibility to access this grant, learners must be either unemployed, underemployed, have been made redundant, or are employed in other industries and wishing to transition into one of the priority industries (Advanced Manufacturing, Energy, Engineering, Infrastructure (Civil Construction, building and construction – excluding residential).

Entry pre-requisites

  • Be at-least 19 years old
  • Have held an Australian car licence (other than a learner licence) for at least 12 months
  • Be registered with, and referred by the Glenorchy Jobs Hub, Southcentral Workforce Network or Business and Employment Southeast Tasmania.

Learning Outcomes

  • RIIHAN308F – Load and Unload Plant
  • TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • TLILIC2015 – Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle
  • RIIWHS202E – Enter and Work in Confined Spaces (For Southcentral Workforce Network and Business and Employment Southeast Tasmania only)
  • RIIWHS204E – Work Safely at Heights (For Southcentral Workforce Network or Business and Employment Southeast Tasmania only)

Each learner will be required to complete all required units prior to completing their training in Forklift and Medium Rigid.

The Energising Tasmania Training Fund is supported by the Tasmanian Government through the Department for State Growth and funded by the Australian Government as part of Energising Tasmania

Skills Checkpoint Program

The Skills Checkpoint program is designed to help you find a new way forward. Run as an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the program is designed to help eligible individuals to access support and guidance in their career. This includes career assessment, one-on-one career guidance with an advisor, recommendations to further skills training to support you in a current role, a new role, or help to transition to a new career.

You may also be eligible to receive a co-fund amount of up to $2,200 towards a training course to support your career development.


The Skills Checkpoint eligibility criteria includes that you must be:

  • aged 40 years or over,
  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident,
  • employed and at risk of entering the income support system, or recently unemployed (within 12 months), and
  • not registered for assistance through an Australian Government employment services program.

Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice)

The Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice) provides subsidies to Endorsed RTOs to provide training to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

The Fund is open to Endorsed RTOs to help cover the cost of providing quality training and assessment services for nationally-recognised qualifications to Tasmanian apprentices and trainees.

The Fund is a rolling program that is released annually. Applications for each Fund round close at the end of the applicable calendar year.

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Skills Fund

The Skills Fund supports industries and businesses in Tasmania to grow and develop a skilled workforce by providing subsidies for training for existing workers to develop new skills through nationally recognised training.It is open to Endorsed RTOs working in partnership with an employer or industry association to deliver the training.

The Rapid Response Skills Initiative

The Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) provides up to $3000 towards the cost of training for eligible people who have lost casual, full-time or part-time work in the last 12 months due to retrenchment, downsizing or business closure.

This includes self-employed people (sole-traders or partners in a partnership) who have closed their business.

Keystone Funding

Keystone will fund the nominated percentage of advertised course cost (plus GST if applicable) for applicants eligible under the Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990. Eligible businesses conduct 90% or more of their work on-site in the building and construction industry.

If a course is subsidised via funding from another source, the Keystone subsidy will be adjusted accordingly.

For more information on Skills Tasmania Funding programs, please contact our office or visit Skills Tasmania Funding