Training Priority Projects

Training Priority Projects (TPP) supports innovative approaches to skilling and workforce development to drive productivity and participation improvements through skills for sectors, regions and communities.

Designed to complement  existing approaches, TPP enables education providers and community-based organisations to work with regional, sector or industry level partners to address unmet or regionally specific and emerging skilling needs.

TPP are tailored, locally developed responses involving workforce planning, accredited training, non-accredited training and project management to provide relevant services or additional supports for participants.

With its strong emphasis on responding to unmet skills needs, delivering speed to market and connecting to opportunities to develop state-specific training products, TPP will focus on practical solutions to meeting the skill needs of industries and participants  across South Australia. 

Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposal prior to applying by calling 1800 673 097 or emailing skills@sa.gov.au

Apply to deliver a Training Priority Project

Training Priority Projects (TPP) offer flexible responsive opportunities to support workforce and economic recovery focused projects. TPP will deliver sustainable skill solutions to systemic training issues facing the state’s workforce. 

TPP aim to support innovative approaches to skilling and workforce development in order to drive productivity and participation improvements for sectors, regions and communities through skills.  

We welcome applications from Providers to:  

  • work with sectors to address upskilling or retention, attraction and development of workforces at an industry, sector or regional level in response to unmet skill need (existing or emergent), structural or economic change
  • develop pathways and supports for people without qualifications or employment to achieve training success with tailored support and community partnerships.

What can I apply for?

In 2021-22, TPP focus on five streams supporting development of a skilled workforce and economic growth: 

  1. Workforce: support to respond to workforce development needs across a sector, supply chain, or industry cluster.
  2. Regions: providers working with regional organisations or sectors to address workforce needs.
  3. Pathways: creating successful pathways to training and jobs for people who face barriers to gaining a qualification.
  4. Adult Community Education Pathways:  creating pre-entry community-based pathways for people to build and improve their foundation skills to successfully transition to VET courses, apprenticeships, traineeships, higher education, and employment.
  5. Strategic: projects commissioned by the Department for Innovation and Skills to support strategic workforce level objectives.

Before starting my application

Read the project guidelines and supporting documentation before submitting your application.

Save your application

You can save your incomplete application using the save button at the bottom of the form and complete it later. An email with instructions to access the saved form will be emailed to the address you enter.

When you submit your completed application, we will email you a copy for your records.

How to apply

Once you’re ready to apply, complete and submit the online application form below.

If you have any questions, contact us on 1800 673 097.

 

Training Priority Projects and Funded Activities Agreements - FAQs

 

Yes

Training Priority Projects are for non-government registered training organisations (RTOs) education providers and community-based organisations contracted by the Department for Innovation and Skills (DIS) to deliver training under a Funded Activities Agreement (FAA).

Non-government registered training organisations (RTOs), education providers and Community based organisations require a Funded Activities Agreement to be awarded a Training Priority Projects contract.

This will depend on whether you are delivering Accredited Training.  The following process describes who and when you may need to apply for a FAA to deliver a Training Priority Project.

 

Organisation Type

What type of project are you intending to deliver

When do you need to apply for a FAA

Registered Training Organisation (RTOs)

Accredited training (courses and skill sets) that are

  • listed on the Subsidised Training List or Training Priority List in South Australia
  • can also include accredited training that is on the RTOs national scope - ASQA. 
  • Project management and other services to support the engagement and delivery of the project across a range of partners, stakeholders, and participants.
  • Your organisation can apply for a FAA concurrent with submitting a TPP application. 
  • The FAA application will need to be lodged online with DIS Quality and Compliance Team and is to be awarded before the TPP can commence.

Registered Training Organisation (RTOs)

  • Micro-credentials (a combination of non-accredited and accredited training)
  • Project management and other services to support the engagement and delivery of the project across a range of partners, stakeholders, and participants.

 

  • You can submit a TPP application and be awarded a FAA at the contract preparation stage.
  • Accredited training can only be delivered by an RTO with a FAA. The FAA application will need to be lodged online with DIS Quality and Compliance Team.
  • The RTO should contact the Infoline for information or referral to a TPP contact person for assistance.

Education Providers, Community Organisations

(these organisations provide education as a main or secondary function)

  • Non-accredited training and accredited training.
  • Project management and other services to support the engagement and delivery of the project across a range of partners, stakeholders, and participants.
  • You can submit a TPP application and be awarded a FAA at the contract preparation stage.
  • If accredited training will be included in your Training Priority Project, it must be delivered by an RTO that holds a FAA.
  • If the Training Priority Project is to only deliver non-accredited training, then the Community Organisation must apply for and be awarded a FAA.
  • The education provider or community organisation should contact the Infoline for information or referral to a TPP contact person for assistance.

Contact the Infoline for information or referral to a TPP contact person for assistance with navigating the online TPP application process. 

The DIS Infoline is contactable on 1800 673 097

Further information on the Funded Activities Agreement is also available on the DIS Website at Contracting (skills.sa.gov.au)

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