Research and Development


The research and development program supports the development of new industry training programs, research for the Authority's Training Plan and special projects.

The aim is to assist organisations with funding to identify and address emerging issues affecting the training needs of the industry.

Funding is given for development of course and assessment resources where they do not currently exist. The Authority cannot provide funding for the development of resources for individual gain or profit and that are not beneficial for all stakeholders in the industry.

2015 funding

The Authority expects to fund $125,000 in the research and development program in 2015 which includes the involvement of the local industry in the development of the Training Plan.

How to apply

Submit a completed application form to the Authority for assessment, addressing the following criteria.


The application will be required to address the objectives of the program outlining the issues of the program, the change and bene?ts to the industry and the involvement of the industry in the program.


The application will need to identify the strategies to be used to support the objectives and establish the outcomes of the program, including research activities, consultative mechanisms, surveys and assessment development.


The application will need to identify the positive outcomes of the program which may include an increased participation of individuals, identi?ed groups and organisations in the program, provide a greater range of structured training programs, increase compliance by the industry in Levy obligations, increase the awareness to industry of the Authority.