Training & Funding Opportunities

Women in Leadership Scholarship Program

TFFPN is committed to increasing leadership and board membership for Tasmanian women in the forest and forest products industry. 

Are you a woman working in the Tasmanian forest or forest products industry?  Are you interested in building your skills as a board director?

The TFFPN, with the support of the Tasmanian Government is proud to be offering its members two scholarship opportunities for the AICD Foundations of Directorship Online.

Delivered by AICD, this is a structured 11-week program that combines virtual classroom sessions, online learning activities and individual study with support from a team of experienced faculty members and a dedicated Learning Support Executive.  Topics covered by the program include Governance for Directors, Finance for Directors and Strategy and Risk for Directors.

More information on the scholarships and how to apply CLICK HERE

Other Training and Funding Opportunities 

  • AgUP Program – 2022 (Round 1)  -The AgUP grant program provides grants to co-fund industry-led (agriculture, fisheries and forestry) initiatives aimed at supporting jobs and retaining the Australian workforce by building skills, establishing and enhancing career progression pathways and mentoring opportunities.
  • Energising Tasmania Training Fund | Skills Tasmania – Provides subsidies to deliver nationally recognised qualifications and skill sets to apprentices/trainees, existing workers or individuals wanting to work in the renewable energy and related sectors.
  • North West Job Ready Generation Package | Skills Tasmania – this program funds initiatives that support the upskilling of 600 north-west Tasmanians with qualifications and on-the-job training required in the growth sectors of agriculture (includes forestry), mining, manufacturing, and building and construction.
  • Communities Tasmania – International Women’s Day Small Grants Program  :the Tasmanian Government is funding a competitive grants program to support 2022 International Women’s Day events run by local organisations across the State.
  • National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program Round 4 – Career needs for young people | – The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 to deliver innovative career guidance services for young people at all stages of their careers.
  • 26TEN Grants TAS | – 26TEN Grants provide businesses and peak bodies with funding to help them improve the literacy and numeracy skills of their workers, and make their workplace more literacy friendly. These grants of between $5000 and $50000 are for Tasmanian employers to run projects to improve the reading, writing, maths, and digital skills of Tasmanians in the workplace, including their paid, part-time employees and volunteers. Application close on 18 February 2022.Eligible projects include activities that:
    • provide digital literacy for employees with low reading, writing or maths skills
    • train staff to work with staff or clients with low reading, writing or maths skills
    • help find out the literacy needs of employees in your business (such as surveys, consultations, or research)
    • develop literacy resources for use within the project
    • make work documents easy to read