Training and apprenticeships for Australia’s Defence Industry

The Hon. Jason Clare MP
Minister for Defence Materiel

Applications are now open for up to $14 million in training grants for Australia’s Defence industry, Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare announced today.

The funding can be used to help pay for:

  • trade apprenticeships support ;
  • University courses;
  • short technical courses;
  • TAFE courses; and
  • Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) training.

Up to $14 million is available to fund Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) projects next financial year.

This will support up to 5000 workers to develop technical, trade and professional skills while working in the Australian Defence Industry.

Since 2005 the SADI program has funded more than 20,000 training places, including about 1,900 apprentices.

Applications close at midnight (AEST) 6 April, 2011.

To apply for a SADI grant, or for more information, visit or call the SADI hotline on 1800 651 292.

Media Contact: Korena Flanagan – (02) 6277 7620


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