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2018 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice)

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 31 December 2018 (AEDT).

IMPORTANT: Please read all of the information below before you complete your application online.


Welcome to the Department of State Growth Skills Tasmania Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice) online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

It is important to note that the Fund not only has a new name, which better reflects the Fund's purpose, but that there are also new application evidence requirements, updated criteria and new and amended conditions. These changes have been made to ensure further clarity around requirements and to support and encourage increased quality in training, assessment and support services for apprentices and trainees.

These changes mean that it is important to read the '2018 Apprentice and Trainee Training Fund (User Choice) RTO guide to the application process, eligibility criteria and conditions' (on the Skills Tasmania website under the 'Funding' tab in the User Choice link) before completing this application.

For queries about the Fund or the application, please contact the Fund manager on 03 6165 6060 during business hours or email and quote your application number if you have submitted your application.

If you need more help with SmartyGrants, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


You can begin completing the application in any section. Be sure to save as you go to avoid losing any information.

On every screen (each page is a new screen) you will find an application navigation contents box which links directly to each page of the application. Click the link to go directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially-completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application.


You will find a 'Review and Submit' button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. Always review an application before you submit.

The system will not allow you to lodge an application that has any mandatory questions unanswered or if you have not attached all required evidence.

Ensure you are attaching the right evidence for each question and that your text to address the criteria references the relevant attachments and outlines how the attachment/s address the criteria. Once you have reviewed your application, you can submit it by clicking 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials or evidence is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you use to register. You should keep this email as proof of submission.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email, you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You will need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This requires you to have the documents saved on your computer or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each, however we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go. It is recommended that each RTO have only one log in that is used by all staff who work on applications so that all applications being completed (and/or those that have been submitted) are visible in one "My submissions' point.


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