Successful grant recipients

Applications for round 3 of the Partnership Grants generated a significant amount of interest, with more than 100 applications received. Round 3 of the National Careers Institute Partnership Grants provided 42 organisations with funding.

Organisation Project title State Grant amount (GST Excl)
University of South Australia South Australian Academy for Gender Equity in STEM SA $293,878
Agrifood Industry Training Advisory Body Ltd Manufacturing, Agrifood & Electrotechnology Careers Pathfinders Project NSW $287,118
Deakin University Careers Guidance and Support for Women from Migrant Backgrounds VIC $192,762
Future Women Pty. Ltd. Project Return NSW $350,000
City of Salisbury
Career Connections SA $42,940
Business in Schools Incorporated Making Her Mark SA $125,880
Motor Trades Association of Qld Industrial Organisation of Employers Driving Auto Women’s Careers (DAWC) QLD $248,206
Baringa Child Care Centre Incorporated Early Learning Connection ACT $339,800
Gordon Institute of TAFE Women’s Career Pathways Program (WCPP) VIC $185,383
Strategic Career Management Pty Ltd
Flourishing Careers for Women Leaders WA $318,720
University of Southern Queensland You’ve Got Mail: e-career-counselling for incarcerated women QLD $83,518
Alstonville High School Alstonville Female Leaders of Tomorrow NSW $75,689
Mas National Limited Supporting Migrant Women Into Employment (SMWE) NSW $268,020
Central Queensland University Reframing Our Future VIC $96,550
The Rural Woman Co-Operative Limited Reactivating women: digital mavens in transforming agriculture’s future NSW $348,740
Cowboys Charity Limited Education for Purpose and Empowerment of Women QLD $70,200
University of Technology Sydney
Addressing digital marketing labour shortages via women returning to work NSW $335,100
Curtin University Facilitating Career Sustainability and Economic Empowerment of RRR Women WA $320,810
The University of Newcastle
Career Pathways for Women in Building Surveying & Quantity Surveying NSW $149,162
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Encore: A co-designed career guidance program for women restarting in music VIC $217,359
Aged & Community Services Australia Discovering Aged Care Careers TAS $329,673
Adelaide Crows Foundation Limited Kuwa Circles: Safe spaces for Indigenous women in career education SA $350,000
Highlands Local Learning & Employment Network Inc Ballarat Try a Trade - Careers Hub and Industry Experience Program VIC $157,150
Business Services Network Pty Ltd LEAP 2030 WRQ Leading Effective Action Program for Women in Regional Qld QLD $328,900
Nep Australia Pty Ltd
You Can't Be What You Can't See - Women in Sport Broadcast Technology QLD $350,000
Psk Environmental Pty Ltd Career Pathways to Contaminated Land QLD $77,994
Strategic Career Management Pty Ltd
Flourish Careers - Return to Work Program WA $345,470
Australasian College of Road Safety Incorporated Road Safety – A career pathway for women ACT $345,000
Skills Strategies International Pty Ltd
Mandurah Multicultural Mentoring WA $112,100
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
WOMENG - Women in Infrastructure Engineering and Construction VIC $256,059
Macquarie Community College
Automotive Food Metals Engineering Printing & Kindred Industries Union
Careers for Women in Trades VIC $350,000
Australian Cricket Players Ltd Smashing The Glass Boundary VIC $273,000
La Trobe University Futureproof career development for female migrants VIC $185,600
Carers NSW Limited Carer Career Guidance Project NSW $325,000
Work & Training Limited Community Career Directions Tasmania – Disability home care careers in N/NW TAS $141,150
The Intime Collective Pty Ltd
The World of Work – A Practical Program to Empower Women VIC $339,192
Gippsland Group Training Limited AGA present career-focused symposiums - Gippsland Women in New Careers VIC $111,417
Women In Technology WA (Inc.) WiTWA+ presents ‘Techtrails Future STEM Jobs + Skills Initiative’ WA $158,759
Heaton Communications Pty. Ltd. C2 - Create & Collaborate - Careers for Women NSW $82,861
Chisholm Institute Women in Business, Finance and Technology VIC $179,280
Green Fox Training Studio Limited
JumpStart for Women - Victoria VIC $189,750

Feedback for applicants

We received over 100 applications requesting more than $24.8 million in funding for the proposed projects. The available funding is $10.0 million.

Eligible applications progressed to merit assessment where claims and evidence were considered against the three merit criteria, as per the Grant Opportunity Guidelines. To be considered for funding, applications had to meet a benchmark rating against all merit criteria and against other applications in this round, taking into consideration:

  • the project size
  • complexity
  • grant amount requested
  • the risks associated with the project.

Only applications that rated very highly were offered funding.

Assessment Criterion 1 – The extent that your partnership project will deliver an innovative approach that supports women to develop careers that can adapt to the workforce of today and the future (50 points)

Applications that rated very highly:

  • clearly outlined how the project will lead to improvements in the quality of, and/or access to quality career guidance for working age women, for example, through a strong link between project outcomes and proposed improvements, and were supported by a strong rationale, evidence or convincing examples
  • showed how productive partnerships and linkages with stakeholders will achieve project outcomes, with details and evidence of existing and anticipated collaborations
  • explained how the project delivers career guidance programs, activities and services for working age women, including the innovative nature of the projects and how this will directly enhance women’s career opportunities
  • demonstrated clearly how the project builds on existing programs, information and products including the current and proposed future states to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of career guidance programs, activities and services for women; and
  • described the communications strategy and media channels that would be employed when showcasing the project to the target audience and the broader community.

Assessment Criterion 2 – Capacity, capability and resources to deliver the project (30 points)

Applications that rated very highly:

  • demonstrated their previous history with similar projects and how they would access or harness the expertise of people with the relevant skills, qualifications and experience
  • gave a clear project plan that aligned to the project and activities in the application form, and set the timeframes, budget, risks, contingencies and consideration of project dependencies
  • ·outlined a realistic strategy or demonstrated ongoing evidenced commitment or support to maintain the project outcomes beyond the term of the grant funding; and
  • clearly described how the success of the project will be measured, and gave quantitative and qualitative metrics and targets.

Assessment Criterion 3 – Impact of grant funding on your project (20 points)

Applications that rated very highly:

  • gave a strong rationale with specific examples or evidence how the grant funding would benefit working age women, their locality, the broader community and the careers sector
  • gave a detailed explanation of how their project complements without duplicating, the work of the National Careers Institute
  • showed good reason for the proposed value of the project by discussing the intended outcomes for the funding amount and scale of the project;
  • provided the approximate number of working age women between 16 and 64 years of age anticipated to benefit from the project; and
  • proved additional investment such as cash or in-kind support.

Decisions are final and will not be reviewed.

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