Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry programme


Key change to Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry programme delivery in Financial Year 2015–16

Commencing Financial Year (FY) 2015–16, the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) programme is being delivered by AusIndustry, within the Department of Industry and Science on behalf of the Department of Defence.

Applications for Round 1 opened on 27 July 2015 and applications and closed at 11.59pm AEST on 25 August 2015.

For information on the SADI programme for FY 2015–16 please email AusIndustry at

For information on the SADI programme for previous financial years please email Defence at

About the SADI programme

The SADI programme is part of the Australian Government’s investment of more than $215 million over 10 years to increase the skills base of the defence industry, create pathways into the sector and address the skills capability gap.

The SADI programme commenced in 2005 with three main aims, to:
  • up-skill existing employees in the defence industry
  • improve the quality and quantity of skills training in defence industry
  • provide funding support to defence industry for training activities where there is an identified skills shortage in technical, trade and professional skill sets.

Since its inception, around 200 Australian defence companies and organisations have been provided with funding support for training or skilling activities in trade, technical and professional skill sets.

Further information about the SADI programme can be found here

Commonwealth online web reporting requirement for the SADI grant programme

The Commonwealth Grant Rules and Guidelines (2014) require Defence to publish information on its individual grants for reasons of transparency and public accountability.

Details of SADI grant recipients will be published no later than 14 working days after the funding agreement for the grant takes effect.

For information on grants awarded under the SADI programme please see below:

In no event will the SADI programme be liable to any person in contract or otherwise if any information on this site is incomplete or inaccurate.

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and include the Goods and Services Tax where applicable.

Defence contact details

Please contact Defence directly only if your enquiry relates to previous SADI funding for FY 2014–15 (or earlier)

Postal address: Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry
                          PO Box 7938
                          Canberra BC ACT 2610