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Critical Skills Investment Fund (CSIF)

The Critical Skills Investment Fund provides $200 million Australian Government co-funding for industry partnerships to undertake projects that provide training and employment opportunities in critical industry sectors.

The goal of the Fund is to help increase the supply of skilled labour for enterprises in these sectors. To achieve this, the Fund will support projects that train and place job seekers into available positions, and that up-skill existing workers to meet new demands.

Future Funding

This program is closed

On 21 September 2011, an announcement was made that the Critical Skills Investment Fund would merge with the National Workforce Development Fund to streamline skills support under Skills Connect – a range of initiatives designed to consolidate the Government’s industry skills programs and better target industry and worker training.

Workforce Development Team