State and territory governments match funding provided by the Australian Government to grow the number of apprentices and trainees to support Australia's future productivity, jobs and growth. Over $330 million has been provided to state and territory governments, supporting approximately 80,000 apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities. More details can be found at the 2017–18 Projects Factsheet and the 2018–19 Projects Factsheet.
The Fund is currently managed through a project-based National Partnership with the state and territory governments that commenced on 1 July 2018. Funding is prioritised for projects that support apprenticeships, traineeships pre-apprenticeship, pre-traineeship and other employment-related training opportunities across a range of key priority areas. The National Partnership and individual agreements between the Australian Government and the six participating states can be accessed on the Council on Federal Financial Relations website.
More information is available on the Skilling Australians Fund Factsheet.