Keystone Tasmania Course Development Funding

Keystone Tasmania allocates course development funding based on industry and stakeholder advice and current strategic priorities.

Keystone has developed a labour market modelling tool that can provide useful information about future skill needs in the Tasmanian building and construction industry. Follow this link to sign up for access to SOFIA (Statistical Optimisation for Industry Advancement).

How often is funding made available?

Keystone Tasmania offers funding for training course development all year round. We will prioritise support in areas where there is identified industry need, but limited or no training activity. 

We aim to be flexible in the delivery of our funding support. Requests for course development funding should first be canvassed with the contact person nominated below (see 'Need Help?') before a submission is made via

Throughout the year, we will advertise additional special funding opportunities in priority areas.

A public advertisement will be issued, as well as direct communication to key stakeholder organisations and those on our subscription mailing list. To register for our mailing list, please send a request to 

Information and key documents will be available on Keystone Tasmania's website under the 'Funding' tab. 

Is course development in all sectors of the industry supported?

Yes, applications are invited for course development benefiting all sectors of the building and construction industry - civil, commercial and residential.

Who is eligible for this funding?

Course development funding is available for suitably accredited and experienced providers who can provide building and construction industry-specific training and workforce development. This includes RTOs and private sector organisations with a track record of delivering high quality outcomes.

To be eligible, you/your organisation must have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be one of the following:

  • an entity, incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated not-for-profit
Does training have to be accredited?

Keystone Tasmania prioritises support for accredited training. 

EOIs for non-accredited training will be considered, where the development or delivery of accredited training is not the best fit-for-purpose outcome, or is otherwise impractical. Please seek guidance from the contact person nominated below before proceeding with an EOI for non-accredited training course development. 

What are the assessment criteria for EOIs?

EOIs will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Is the content building and construction industry specific, and up-to-date?
  • Does the delivery approach demonstrate flexibility, to enable workers in building and construction SMEs to participate?
  • Do the proposed trainers have relevant building and construction sector experience?
  • Is the proposed training endorsed by industry?
  • Are quality reporting and improvement processes authentic, and likely to improve the quality of the training over time?
  • Is the budget commensurate with the extent of design and development work proposed?
 How do I apply?

To apply, please complete the Course Development EOI Application form and send to:

If you are applying for special funding in a priority area, please note the relevant closing date.

 Need Help?

The application process is supported by online information sessions and individual applicant support as required. Please ensure you are registered on our mailing list to receive important project funding information.

To register for our mailing list, please send a request to 

Contact us for help with your application or to find out more:

Anna Carew (E) (M) 0411 894 997