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Skills Development Fund February 2024

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Program Eligibility

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Personal Information

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General Requirements

The SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND supports production companies, game development studios and screen businesses to provide skills development through structured work-based learning.

This involves:

  • the development of a detailed Skills Development Plan that:
    • addresses the key skills needs of “below-the-line” (“BTL”) crew and gamemakers on a given production/s, games project or more broadly the national screen sector; and
    • supports diversity, equity and inclusion;


  • an appointed individual from within the company or an external consultant in the role of Skills Development Officer, to oversee the delivery and implementation of the Plan.

Funding of up to $80,000 is available to deliver an applicant’s Skills Development Plan. The fund is open to significant productions or projects across all formats and genres. Game development studios are eligible, as are film and TV production companies and screen businesses servicing the Australian screen sector. A co-contribution from the applicant is strongly recommended.

Before you begin:

  • Applicants must provide accurate information to Screen Australia at all times. A person or company that makes a false or misleading statement to Screen Australia in an application may face criminal or civil liability including liability for an offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995. In addition, if funding awarded by Screen Australia was obtained by fraud or serious misrepresentation, Screen Australia can revoke its funding. 
  • It is important that you read our Terms of Trade and the Skills Development Fund Guidelines to ensure your project is eligible for funding and to help you deliver the strongest application possible.
  • For help completing this application, refer to the Help Guide for Applicants or Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on 1800 507 901 during business hours or email and quote your application number
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