The Australian Government is undertaking a fundamental overhaul of Australia’s vocational education and training (VET) system and placing industry at the centre. Industry Clusters are being established through a two-stage grant opportunity, with stage one now open until 31 March 2022 through GrantConnect.

Industry Clusters will be groups of aligned industries with a strategic leadership role to identify, forecast and respond to the current and emerging skills needs and workforce challenges of their industries. Industry Clusters will strengthen employer leadership and engagement in the national VET system and drive collaboration to meet the evolving needs of industry and employers.

There is also now an Industry Clusters Marketplace where industry leaders who are interested in the Industry Clusters Grant Opportunity, can connect with their counterparts in aligned industries. For further information:

  • The survey to register for the marketplace is available here.
  • The Marketplace is accessible here.

For more information

  • Read the latest Media Release from the Hon Stuart Robert MP, Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business.
  • View the Industry Clusters (Stage 1) Grant Opportunity Guidelines.
  • Visit the Skills Reform website.