Next round of SADI grants open

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that applications are open for the second round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry program for 2012-13.

“I am pleased to announce that a second round of SADI funding is now open, covering the first semester of the 2013 academic year,” Mr Clare said.

 
“The SADI Program is designed to upskill existing workers and create new skilled jobs in the defence industry.”
 
Mr Clare said the program would continue to boost Australia’s defence industry skills base by enlarging the pool of qualified engineers, technicians, tradespeople and project managers.
 
The first round for financial year 2012-13 provided over $8 million in grants for eligible skilling activities, taking place between 1 July and 31 December 2012.
 
Since 2005 SADI has funded more than 26,500 training places, including more than 2,600 apprentices.
 
This year, for the first time, applicants can apply for SADI funding using an online tool which will make the application process simpler and faster. Company information will be stored, so companies making applcaitons in the future will only need to check and update their information.
 
Applications close at midnight 30 November 2012.

Companies wishing to apply for SADI funding for Round Two 2012-13, or access more information can visithttp://www.defence.gov.au/dmo/ID/SADI/ or contact the Industry Programs Hotline on 1800 651 292.

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