The Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry Grants provide businesses servicing the defence sector with upskilling and training opportunities to build skills capacity and capability to meet current or future Defence needs.
The Defence Industry Grants Program will run over three years from 2020-21 to 2022-23. The program is a key initiative of the Defence Industry Skilling and STEM Strategy launched in February 2019.
The Defence Industry Grants Program aims to:
- reduce barriers faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the defence sector when upskilling or retraining staff
- develop skills within SMEs in the defence sector
- support SMEs in the defence sector to establish human resources practices and training plans that will build lifelong learning activities into their business