National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program Round 4 - Career needs for young people

The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 to deliver innovative career guidance services for young people at all stages of their careers.


Closes in 9 days

Closing date: 07 Feb 2022 05:00 PM AEDT

What do you get?

Grants from $20,000 to $350,000, for projects up to 12 months.

Who is this for?

Grants are for entities that contribute to career guidance services including industry, employers, schools, local and state governments and researchers.


The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 for up to 12 months to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, and schools to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives for round 4 of the program are to:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for young people not in education, employment or training
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of young people who are disengaged from education, employment or training
  • enhance partnerships between employers, training providers, schools and community organisations that assist disengaged young people into further learning and work, including jobs in demand.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help young people reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding by young people of the skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of career guidance to young people
  • improved quality of career guidance to young people.

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines for detail about eligible grant activities.

We recommend that your proposed project complement the work of the National Careers Institute.

Check if you can apply

You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply

Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

Apply using our online portal:

  1. Create or log into your portal account.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete your application.
  3. Submit your application before the close date.

Make sure you include enough detail and supporting evidence in your application to help us decide whether to award you the grant. 

Apply now

Apply now for National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Round Four

Before you apply, make sure you:

  • read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • read the sample grant agreement
  • understand the assessment criteria.


Need help?

  • Let us answer your question via phone, email or webchat. And if we can't help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm across Australia

Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Sample Board or CEO approval letter