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Industry Clusters (Stage 1) – Strengthening Australia's National Vocational Education and Training System (2021-2025)

Contact Details

Industry Clusters Grant Round Manager



Department of Education
Close Date & Time:
31-Mar-2022 11:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
Primary Category:
191008 - Vocational Education
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Open Competitive

FO Reference:
ICIMP S-1 2021-2025


The Australian Government is establishing Industry Clusters to provide industry with a stronger, more strategic voice and broader role in ensuring Australia’s VET system continues to deliver on employer and learner needs.   

The Government will provide an additional $149.2 million funding over four years bringing the total investment to $292.5 million to support these new industry engagement arrangements.

The Industry Clusters will be groups of aligned industries with a strategic leadership role to identify, forecast and respond to the current and emerging skills needs and workforce challenges of industry. 

Industry Clusters will be established through a two-stage grant opportunity approach to market. The first stage will involve an open competitive process seeking proposals to establish and subsequently operate an Industry Cluster. The second stage will involve a closed non-competitive process to enable the newly established clusters to put forward detailed proposals to deliver on their full functions.

The Department will open Stage 2 in mid-2022. Information about Stage 2 will be published on GrantConnect. 


To be eligible to lodge an application for Stage 1 of the Program Grant Opportunity Process an Applicant must either be:

An individual who is:

- an Australian citizen;

- widely recognised as a leader within your industry; and

- eligible to hold a directorship on a Board; or

An entity incorporated in Australia, which is recognised as a leader within your industry.  If a joint (consortia) application is being lodged, a lead organisation which is an entity incorporated in Australia must be identified as the relevant applicant. 





Instructions for Application Submission:

Please send your completed Application Form to: 

Following electronic submission, you will receive an automatic reply. 

Other Instructions:

Questions or inquiries about this grant opportunity must be sent to the Grant Round Manager via 

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Contact Details

Industry Clusters Grant Round Manager