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National Careers Institute Partnership Grants – Round Two

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13 28 46



Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Close Date & Time:
23-Jun-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
201002 - Employment Services
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Administered Territories
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $525,000 for up to 18 months to assist organisations to deliver innovative career guidance services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives of the program for round 2 are to:

  • improve the quality of, and access to, locally based, personalised career guidance
  • demonstrate the value of career guidance to those seeking to re-enter the workforce, change or further develop their careers, primary school students and students in years 7 to 10
  • increase knowledge and create greater awareness of career paths and career guidance
  • develop and deliver innovative locally based approaches to delivering career guidance services.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help all people reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding of skills sought by employers, particularly at a local level
  • stronger local collaboration in the delivery of careers guidance
  • improved quality of locally based career guidance.

This funding round will support locally based, face-to-face (including virtual face-to-face) career guidance projects, activities and services and is aimed at supporting:

  • adults looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers, or people developing their career
  • primary school students and their influencers (such as parents, carers and peers)
  • students in years 7 to 10 and their influencers (such as parents, carers and peers).

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines for detail about eligible grant activities.

We recommend that your proposed project complement the work of the National Careers Institute.


To be eligible you must have an Australian business number (ABN) and be one of the following entities:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation
  • a primary or secondary school that is registered with a state or territory authority
  • an Australian local government agency or body as defined in section 14 of the guidelines
  • an Australian State/Territory Government agency or body.

Government schools without an ABN may apply using their state or territory department’s ABN.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead organisation who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 7.2 of the guidelines.

We can only accept applications that include all mandatory attachments (see 7.1 of the guidelines). You must also deliver the project through a collaborative partnership with both:

  • a school/group of schools, or a community organisation/group, or a career advisory organisation/body
  • a business, industry body or training organisation (including business bodies and group training).

You can have a collaborative partnership with more partners, but it must include the groups listed above.

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13 28 46