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11 Feb. 2021

NT PHN Workforce Development Grant

Applications open now.

This grant provides up to $40,000 for eligible non-government primary health care providers to build the workforce capacity of their organisation and staff members.

Capacity-building activities may involve developing and delivering new workforce models, strategies, systems, policies or training. Applications should demonstrate the proficiency to be sustainable and ongoing, without requiring recurrent funding from NT PHN.

Example activities

With a Workforce Development Grant you could:

  • engage a consultant to undertake a review of your existing business frameworks, policies, and procedures
  • create an online learning platform for your employees
  • conduct a review and development of organisational onboarding and orientation processes
  • develop your organisation’s profile as an ‘employer of choice’
  • develop a business case for organisational recruitment and retention incentives
  • create an organisational level mentoring / buddy program for new employees 
  • trial emerging roles, i.e. allied health assistant or nurse practitioner as a workforce solution
  • develop support for roles where there is an intention to demonstrate viability under innovative workforce funding models (i.e. Medicare-funded position)
  • conduct a viability study or develop a business model for an alternative workforce model
  • evaluate an existing workforce initiative

How to apply

  • Check your organisation’s eligibility by reading the Application Guidelines;
  • Download and complete the Application Form;
  • Collect your supporting documentation;
  • Email your completed application to

Applications will be open continuously until 28 February 2021 or until funds have been fully allocated, so we recommend getting your application in early.

For more information, please visit the NT PHN website here.