National Workforce Development Fund
The National Workforce Development Fund (NWDF) is a Federal Government program that supports employers to tailor trainingprograms to suit their current and future workforce skilling needs.
The Federal Government has announced an additional $12 million of notional funding for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry under the NWDF for 2012-2013. View SkillsDMC's announcement (PDF 200KB)
In 2011-2012, 42 large companies, 25 medium companies and 265 small companies took advantage of this funding across 67 approved projects. These projects provided skilling to nationally recognised qualifications and skills sets for over 5,000 new and existing workers ranging from Certificate II to Advanced Diploma.
The NWDF gets results
The role of Industry as an equal partner in this program is evidenced by the initial results of the National Workforce Development Fund. These results show that in the Resources and Infrastructure Industry, for every $1.00 contributed by the Federal Government in 2011/12, businesses contributed $1.30. In 2012/2013 this has increased to $1.80 effectively growing the national training system by some 180% in this area without recourse to public funding increases. The reason for the take up is that the Fund allows choice to be exercised by companies as to the content, timing and relevance of quality outcomes from training via direct purchasing
What is SkillsDMC’s role?
NWDF funding is only available via application through SkillsDMC as the recognised Industry Skills Council for the Resources and Infrastructure Industry. SkillsDMC has a team of Workforce Planning and Development Managers who can guide you through the application process.
- Provide advice on workforce planning and development
- Guide you in addressing key selection criteria
- Assist you to develop your application for the best possible outcome
- Provide template documents to support your application
- Provide support to all parties for the life of the project
- Liaise with the Federal Government and facilitate payment of contributions for your project.
To Apply for NWDF Funding
Contact your local SkillsDMC Workforce Planning & Development Manager for further information on how to apply. We are ready to answer your questions and guide you through the application process.
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