WA Regional Economic Grants

Date —

19 May 2020

Industry Sector/s —
Vocational Education & Training

Summary —

The Government of Western Australia has announced regional economic development grants to stimulate growth and development in regional Western Australia, and is part of the State Government’s investment in jobs across regional areas.

Key Issues —

In an announcement welcomed by West Australian members of the Independent Tertiary Education Council Australia (ITECA), the Government of Western Australia will invest $28.8 million over five years in local projects to contribute to regional economic growth. The investment is part of the State Government’s job-creating Royalties for Regional investment initiative. 

Delivered locally by the State’s nine Regional Development Commissions, applications from organisations that want to invest in projects that promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability as well as new investment and industry diversification is welcome. Up to $250,000 is available for individual projects that will support the recovery from the Covid-19 impacts and boost investment in local regional areas to contribute to population and economic growth initiatives. 

To find out more, including eligibility, please visit:

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants —

Applications are open from 12 May 2020 to 7 July 2020. 

ITECA Western Australia members have been advocating for measures of this kind that deliver much needed investment in skills development. Independent tertiary education providers in Western Australia are well placed to support the recovery efforts from the Covid-19 crisis, with independent registered training organisations (RTOs) supporting around 93% of the 372,200 students in vocational education and training, and over 80% of students studying with and independent RTO securing employment after training. 

ITECA’s ability to effectively represent independent providers in the sector is made possible thanks to the members that make a substantial investment in time and money to support ITECA’s work.


Member Engagement —

ITECA’s ability to play a lead role in matters associated with this issue rests on the advice and guidance of individuals serving on the ITECA Western Australia State Committee.

Further Information —

For more information on this issue please send an email to wa@iteca.edu.au or telephone 1300 421 017.  Stay up to date via Twitter @ITECAust or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ITECAust.

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