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Rapid Response Skills Initiative

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 30 September 2019 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.

Please do not enroll or pay for employment advice or training before funding is approved.


If you have already applied, received approval for funding and completed your training course and are requesting additional training funding, please contact the Rapid Response Team on 1800 655 846 or for the "Additional training form".


Welcome to the Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI) online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants

You can access the RSSI Guidelines by clicking the link here.

This service is accessed in the same way you might access an email account, i.e. by setting up a basic account using your email address and a password of your choice.

You may begin anywhere in this application form -  please ensure that you save as you go - there is NO autosave function in the online application system, so it is important to click on the ‘save’ button as you progress through your application.

For SmartyGrants IT and technical assistance with completing this application form, or if you have forgotten your password, or can't upload a document, you can download the Help Guide for Applicants  and check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) or contact SmartyGrants on 03 9320 6888 between 9.00am - 5.00pm or any time at  

For RRSI assistance with the guidelines, deadlines, or if you need more help completing the form, please contact us on 1800 655 846 during business hours or email and quote your application number.


You may be eligible to receive funding if you have recently lost work due to retrenchment, downsizing or business closure and, if barriers to gaining future employment can be addressed through training. 

Who is eligible?

  • Tasmanian residents.
  • Workers who have been retrenched in the last 12 months.
  • Partners of workers who have been retrenched in the last 12 months who are looking to enter the workforce or gain more secure employment.



You must answer all questions marked with an *.

On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want, or

Click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.

You need to complete all sections before your application can be submitted.

If you miss out any sections or questions, reminder boxes will pop up enabling you to make the changes required before you can submit your application.



You will need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but 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 recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


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 the applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and continue from 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 form.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials 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 used to register.

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


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.


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