The Micro-credentialing Program provides an opportunity to support changing workplaces by enabling the provision of focused training for new or transitioning employees in specific skills. This will support businesses and industries to adopt innovations and improve productivity.

Successful applicants will receive up to $250,000 to design, develop and deliver 1 or more micro-credentials aligned to specific industry skill gaps. The skill outcomes targeted for the program will not be nationally recognised (i.e. vocational education and training (VET)), as these outcomes can be supported under existing VET investment programs.

The program aims to:

  • support a range of approaches to micro-credentials targeting priority industry skills by industry and through regional partnerships
  • improve employability of participants by providing skills in demand from industry
  • increase labour productivity of enterprises through investment in technical, digital or other emerging issues not addressed through existing VET products.

Funded projects

View the 2023 list of successful projects (PDF, 156KB) approved for funding.

Application process

The next funding round will open on 4 March 2024 and close on 11 April 2024.

Additional information on the application process will be added to this website once the funding round opens.

Program documents

Round 2 – 2024 Program documents

Round 1 – 2023 Program documents

Historical documents

Information privacy

The department takes all reasonable steps to protect the information that we hold against loss, unauthorised access, use, modification, disclosure, and other misuse.

For the purposes of the Micro-credentialing Program, participant details are collected in accordance with the program's privacy statement (PDF, 417KB).

Last updated 19 February 2024

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