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					 Industry and Indigenous
   Skill Centre program

INDUSTRY SKILL CENTRE
       element

 FUNDING GUIDELINES 2010
                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

                     1.1 Overview
                     1.2 Objectives

APPLYING FOR INDUSTRY SKILL CENTRE FUNDING

          2. ELIGIBILITY
                     2.1 Who is eligible to apply for Industry Skill Centre funding?
                     2.2 What projects are eligible for Industry Skill Centre funding?
                     2.3 Mandatory industry funding contribution
                     2.4 Applying for funding
                     2.5 Lodging a funding application

          3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND APPROVAL PROCESS
                     3.1 Project eligibility criteria
                     3.2 Project approval process

          4. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
                     4.1 The funding applicant
                     4.2 State and Territory Training Authorities
                     4.3 The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
                     4.4 The Australian Government Minister responsible for vocational
                     education and training

          5. FUNDING ADMINISTRATION
                     5.1 Funding agreements and contracts
                     5.2 Varying a funding agreement
                     5.3 Project monitoring and reporting
                     5.4 Project funding acquittal
                     5.5 Official opening of the project
                     5.6 Transfer of project assets

ATTACHMENTS

(A) Funding application template
(B) Acquittal template
(C) Recognition of Projects Funded Under VET Infrastructure Programs policy




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                                                  INTRODUCTION

1.1 Overview

The National Skills and Workforce Agreement provides funding for the purchase,
construction, fit out or refurbishment of facilities intended for the delivery of
accredited vocational education and training (VET) under the Industry and
Indigenous Skill Centre (IISC) program, which includes the Industry Skill Centre
(ISC) element.

The Australian Government jointly administers IISC funding with State and Territory
Training Authorities (STAs) on a financial year basis, generally through a single,
nationally competitive funding round.

1.2 Objectives

ISC funding provides capital to industry organisations and eligible vocational
education and training providers to further develop the national vocational education
and training system by:
 i.    facilitating an increase in the numbers of people undertaking accredited VET,
       particularly in areas of high labour market demand, through a diverse range of
       accredited VET courses;
 ii.   encouraging the creation of a broader and more diverse training market for the
       delivery of accredited VET;
 iii.  enhancing the quality of VET through the provision of industry standard
       training facilities and equipment to non-public providers;
 iv.   providing off the job training facilities to create additional training places for
       apprentices, new entrants (including mature age) and for the up-skilling of
       existing workers; and
 v.    expanding training into areas of innovation and skills shortages to improve
       employment opportunities and the capacity to deliver effective employment
       related training through leveraging support and funding from industry.


                            APPLYING FOR ISC FUNDING

2. Eligibility

2.1 Who is eligible to apply for ISC funding?

Eligible applicants are expected to be industry and community organisations which
are incorporated as “not for profit” bodies that will deliver, or facilitate the delivery of
vocational education and training. Such organisations include industry bodies,
Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), mainstream private sector training
organisations or community groups. The articles of incorporation for such bodies must

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prevent the distribution of surpluses or profits to members or shareholders and
require that any such amounts be returned to the predominant training purposes of
the organisation.

Applications from other “not-for-profit” organisations will only be considered for ISC
funding when partnerships with local industry or training organisations are
demonstrated.

Commercial private training providers are ineligible.

Eligible applicants must have been incorporated and in operation for a minimum of
five (5) years and must be an RTO or have an established partnership with an RTO for
the delivery of training. If a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has not been
established between the funding applicant and the RTO before lodging the application
for ISC funding, in the event that funding is approved, the applicant will be required
to finalise these arrangements before any payments will be made.

2.2 What projects are eligible for ISC funding?

ISC funding is for capital costs incurred in establishing or expanding facilities to
deliver accredited VET. Training should address skill needs in the region, or meet the
needs of an industry or community sector.

Projects which can utilise ISC funding can include the following:
    construction of a new facility;
    purchase land or an existing building;
    refurbish or upgrade an existing facility;
    purchase or lease of equipment or other assets directly related to training; or
    purchase and fit out of a mobile training unit.
Note: Where approvals are given for buildings on leased land, the lease must be for a
substantial period; e.g. 20 years minimum, and the applicant is required to provide
documentary evidence of the landlord’s approval for the proposed scope of works to be
undertaken. Where the funding includes the leasing of equipment, proponents must
be able to demonstrate that they will have the capacity to fund equipment leases after
expiry of the funding agreement.


ISC funding cannot be used for:
    the development costs of courses or training resources or to pay for the time of
      personnel involved in the development or implementation of the project;
    the costs of construction or refurbishment not directly supporting the delivery of
      training;
    the purchase of vehicles, other than for specific training purposes or as part of
      mobile training units;
    funding of facilities established prior to the approval of the formal funding
      application;
    feasibility studies;
    utilities, for example telephone expenses;
    purchase of computers (unless specified in the Project Submission)
    computer maintenance, security personnel or surveillance;

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         insurance; and
         landscaping, gardening or cleaning.

2.3 Industry funding contribution

The funding applicant is expected to demonstrate a contribution of at least 50 per cent
of the total capital establishment costs of the proposed project. These contributions,
encouraging industry sponsorship of Skill Centres, must be in cash or identifiable
items of donated equipment or assets. Debt financing or assets not purchased
specifically for the project will not be considered. It is at the discretion of STAs and
the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to
determine whether an industry contribution is acceptable.

2.4 Applying for funding

An annual national funding round will be conducted by the Australian Government
and states and territories. Each state and territory will be responsible for managing
the process for their jurisdiction, including industry awareness strategies, enquiries
preceding full applications, transparency and probity arrangements.

The funding application pro-forma to apply for ISC funding is provided at Attachment
A. Forms should be completed in full with any assistance required sought from the
STAs, as any requested information that is not provided may render the application
ineligible.

Funding applications should be developed by applicants in consultation with the
relevant STA. This is intended to ensure that proposals are considered as part of the
overall planning process for the state and territory for the provision of VET.

STAs require that project applicants lodge full applications for funding from the 2010-
11 funding pool by 28 January 2011. Applications and a list of projects supported (in
priority order) must be provided to DEEWR by 25 February 2011.

DEEWR will undertake a comparative assessment of projects supported by states and
territories and will forward a national schedule of projects recommended for approval
to the Minister responsible for vocational education and training (or delegate) by
4 April 2011.

2.5 Lodging an application

All applications must be lodged with the relevant STA by 28 January 2011 for
assessment and prioritising against other projects to be nominated to DEEWR for
funding approval.

Before applying for ISC funding, applicants should note that funding is conditional on
the proposed project commencing development within six months and being
completed within two years of the date of execution of the funding agreement
between DEEWR and the STA.


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Contact details for lodging an application are:

 NSW                                                  VIC
 Program Manager                                      Manager
 Industry Programs                                    Infrastructure Development
 State Training Services Directorate                  Department of Innovation, Industry and
 Department of Education and Training                 Regional Development
 Locked Bag 53                                        GPO Box 266
 DARLINGHURST NSW 2010                                MELBOURNE VIC 3001
 Ph: 02 9244 5334                                     Ph: 03 9637 2794
 QLD                                                  SA
 Project Officer – Skill Centres                      Program Leader
 Department of Education and Training                 Industry Services Unit
 Locked Bag 527                                       Industry Skills Development Directorate
 GPO BRISBANE, QLD 4001                               Department of Further Education,
 Ph: 07 3237 9912                                     Employment, Science and Technology
                                                      Level 4, 11 Waymouth Street
                                                      ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                      Ph: 08 8226 5155
 WA                                                   ACT
 Skill Centre Project Officer                         Manager, Skills Initiatives
 Department of Training and Workforce                 Training and Tertiary Education
 Development                                          Department of Education and Training
 Level 2, 151 Royal St                                PO Box 158
 EAST PERTH WA 6004                                   CANBERRA ACT 2601
 Ph: 08 9238 2544                                     Ph: 02 6205 7710
 NT                                                   TAS
 Program Manager, VET Infrastructure                  Manager, Workforce Development
 Training and Higher Education                        Skills Tasmania
 Department of Education and Training                 GPO Box 169
 PO Box 4821                                          HOBART TAS 7001
 DARWIN NT 0801                                       Ph: 03 6233 7151
 Ph: 08 8901 1325




3. Eligibility criteria and approval process
3.1       Project eligibility criteria

The selection process is competitive and each application is assessed on its relative
merit. The following criteria will be used to assess applications lodged for ISC
funding:
    project endorsement and priority status allocated by the STA;
    meets the objectives of ISC funding;
    provides value for money in terms of an increase in the number of accredited
      courses offered and/or numbers of people undertaking training;
    demonstrates an industry contribution of at least 50 per cent of the project
      capital establishment cost;
    demonstrates the ongoing financial viability of the proposed project;



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         funding is for capital establishment costs directly related to the delivery of
          accredited vocational education and training;
         provides evidence of support for the facility from relevant industry or the
          community;
         demonstrates that existing training cannot meet the needs of local industry;
         demonstrates that employment opportunities will result from proposed training,
          particularly in areas of skill shortages;
         provides a satisfactory business plan for the first three years of operation,
          addressing business goals, strategies, proposed training activities and cash flow
          projections; and
         demonstrates the financial viability of the project proponent, including the
          provision of an audited financial statement for the last financial year.

3.2       Project approval process

Once the funding round has closed (28 January 2011), all completed funding
applications will be assessed by the relevant STA. Projects will then be prioritised by
each jurisdiction and forwarded to DEEWR by 25 February 2011, with confirmation
that the applicant and project are eligible for ISC funding, in accordance with the
program guidelines.

DEEWR will develop a national schedule of projects recommended for funding
approval based on state and territory project submissions and taking into account
individual state priorities and the program budget available. DEEWR will forward
the schedule of projects recommended for approval to the Australian Government
Minister responsible for vocational education and training (or delegate).

The following criteria will be used by DEEWR to develop a national schedule of
projects to be recommended for funding approval:
    the amount of funding available;
    state/territory project priorities;
    value for money in terms of potential outcomes;
    the demonstrated ongoing viability of the project;
    the locations of existing skill centres and other VET providers;
    the distribution of proposed projects across metropolitan and non metropolitan
       centres; and
    industry coverage (to ensure a range of skill needs are supported).


4. Roles and responsibilities

4.1 The funding applicant

The responsibilities of funding applicants are to:
   liaise with the relevant STA for guidance or assistance to develop the project
      proposal/funding application;
   submit a complete and accurate application for funding, with all essential
      supporting documentation, to the relevant STA by the due date;
   enter into a funding agreement with the STA if funding is approved;

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         alert the STA to any project variations (time, cost, scope);
         adhere to the Recognition of Projects Funded Under VET Infrastructure
          Programs policy (Attachment C);
         provide ongoing reports as required to the STA;
         supply audited financial statements as evidence of the acquittal of expenditure
          of, all funds for the purpose for which they were provided, as set out in the
          funding agreement; and
         provide a digital photo(s) of the completed project at the time of final acquittal.

4.2 The State and Territory Training Authorities

STAs manage ISC funding in conjunction with DEEWR. Their responsibilities are to:
   manage the program awareness and funding application process within the
     jurisdiction;
   assist eligible organisations to complete funding applications;
   provide a lodgement point for applications;
   assess proponents and projects for eligibility against the guidelines and for
     value for money;
   recommend a prioritised list of projects for funding to DEEWR;
   inform project applicants of assessment/approval outcomes;
   complete funding agreements with DEEWR and approved applicants;
   monitor project progress and provide ongoing assistance/support to applicants;
   alert DEEWR to project variations (time, cost, scope) in a timely manner;
   ensure successful applicants adhere to protocols; and
   monitor the performance of approved projects for a three year period, providing
     reports to DEEWR as stipulated in the funding agreement.


4.3 Role of the Department of Education, Employment and
Workplace Relations

The role of DEEWR is to:
   promote the program and process on a national basis;
   verify eligibility of applications and submit a schedule of endorsed projects
      recommended for funding to the Australian Government Minister responsible
      for vocational education and training (or delegate) for approval;
   liaise with STAs regarding nominated projects;
   liaise with STAs to clarify issues and seek details for ministerials/briefs;
   inform states and territories of all decisions on funding by the Minister
      including additional requirements on which funding is conditional;
   enter into a funding agreement with the relevant STA for approved projects;
   analyse reports provided by the STA and monitor the progress of each project;
      and
   make payments to the STA and monitor and report on funding.

An assessment of each proposed project’s value for money will be undertaken by an
independent consultant at DEEWR’s expense.



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4.4 Role of the Australian Government Minister responsible for
vocational education and training

The Australian Government Minister responsible for vocational education and
training (or delegate) will approve recommended eligible projects nominated by STAs
for ISC funding.


5. Funding administration
5.1 Funding agreements

After a project is approved by the Australian Government Minister responsible for
vocational education and training, a funding agreement will be developed between
DEEWR and the STA and signed by the respective delegates. The funding agreement
provides details on:
     the project approved;
     funding to be granted by the Australian Government;
     a breakdown of the contributions from all parties;
     funding allocation for specific items;
     expected commencement (by) and completion dates;
     payment schedule and milestones; and
     additional conditions on payments (where appropriate).

STA will establish funding agreements with all successful applicants. The conditions
in these funding agreements will reflect the funding agreement between the STA and
DEEWR and will include a schedule of payments and milestones that must be met to
enable the payment of ISC funds.

5.2 Varying a funding agreement

If a funding recipient wishes to vary their project’s scope or budget from those
specified in the original funding agreement between DEEWR and the STA, a written
variation request must be sent to DEEWR by the STA. Both the STA and DEEWR
must provide written support for the proposed variation prior to the project being
varied. Where the variation will result in an amount of project funding no longer
being required, arrangements will be made to return excess funds to the national
funding pool.

DEEWR recognises that there may be increases in costs due to the time between the
application being developed and the approval, as a result of normal CPI increases,
from labour shortages or the location of the proposed project. Requests for additional
Australian Government funding will not be considered. Funding recipients must
contribute or source any additional funding required to complete the approved project.




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5.3 Project monitoring and reporting

Successful applicants will be required to provide regular (six monthly) activity reports
to STAs until the completion of the approved project. DEEWR will provide a template
to be utilised for these activity reports.

Once a project begins delivering training, organisations must provide annual reports
to STAs for three years, who will pass them onto DEEWR. DEEWR’s template will
require the provision of information including but not limited to:
     numbers of students / learners commencing training;
     numbers of students / learners completing training;
     utilisation of the facility, including community and other groups using the
      facility, either for training or for purposes other than training;
     training activity not accredited under the National Training Framework; and
     good news stories / media attention.

Information provided in the report will be used to:
    determine that the project has been completed and to assess whether or not it
      was successful, including whether the outcomes identified in the project
      application have been achieved; and
    support overall program evaluation and reporting.

Representatives from DEEWR and the STA may also visit project sites. Proponents
must be aware that this is a condition upon which funding may be granted.

5.4 Project funding acquittal

Once ISC funds have been expended, organisations are required to provide an audited
acquittal of funds to their STA. At the discretion of the STA (taking into account the
financial position of the funded organisation), up to ten per cent of the ISC funding
amount should be withheld until an audited acquittal statement has been provided.
The STA will then provide DEEWR with a signed declaration of financial acquittal,
confirming that all funds have been fully expended for the purposes of the project.
Any unspent funds are to be returned to DEEWR. The STA must complete the
acquittal template at Attachment B and forward this to DEEWR within one month of
project completion.

5.5 Official recognition of the project

An official recognition ceremony must be held for all infrastructure projects receiving
Australian Government funding within three months of completion of the project.

The Australian Government’s requirements for official recognition ceremonies are
available in the Recognition of Projects Funded Under VET Infrastructure Programs
policy provided at Attachment C.




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5.6 Transfer of project assets

In cases where an approved project ceases to operate or deliver training, the assets of
the project purchased from ISC funding are to be reclaimed by the STA based on the
terms and conditions of its agreement with the applicant and transferred to another
approved project or training provider.

The STA will advise DEEWR of options for redistributing assets. Decisions regarding
the transfer of assets to another approved project or training provider within the state
or territory will be made by DEEWR based on the advice provided by STA as to the
best course of action to ensure the assets are fully utilised and for continuity in the
delivery of training to students.




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                                                                           Attachment A


  Industry and Indigenous Skill Centres (IISC)
                   program
                Industry Skill Centres (ISC) element

                                         Funding application
                                                      2010 round

State or Territory:

Key Contact for Project:                     [Name, Title]

Alternate Contact for Project:

Address:

Telephone:

Facsimile

E-mail:


Before you begin
      Read the ISC funding guidelines carefully
      Ensure that eligibility requirements will be met.

CLOSING DATES
Applications for ISC funding must be submitted to your STA by the nominated closing date.

DEEWR strongly advises that you not commit to any expenditure on a project prior to formal
approval and the funding agreement being signed by both parties. Where there are time-critical
issues relating to a project (particularly in a commercial sense), you should advise your STA as
soon as possible.




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Note that no commitment to fund your project can be assumed.

ISC funding is grant funding from a limited funding pool. It is a competitive, merit based
application and assessment process and the funding of projects is at the discretion of the Australian
Government Minister responsible for vocational education and training. Meeting the assessment
criteria does not guarantee funding.



SECTION 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION

Nominated Contact for Application
Title                 First Name                                        Last Name

Position

Phone           (      )                                          Fax      (          )

Mobile                                                            E-mail

1. Legal Details of Organisation

Legal Name

Trading Name

Name of ultimate holding entity
(if applicable)
Australian Business Number (ABN)

Registered Training Organisation ID                                     RTO
                                                                                            /            /
(If Applicable)                                                         Expiry

Type of                                  Registered Training                        Australian Government or State
Organisation                             Organisation                               Government Authority or
                                                                                    Corporation
(Please select one or                    Company Limited by Guarantee
more boxes if
applicable)                              Local Government Council                   Registered Charity
                                         Trust/Unit Trust                           Incorporated Association
                                         Other (please specify)


A copy of the following documents must be provided with your application:
# Certificate of Incorporation
# Articles of Incorporation/Association




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2. Address Details
Organisation Address

                                         Street
Number
                                         Name

Location


State/Territory                                    Postcode
Postal Address (if different from above)




State/Territory                                    Postcode

Address of Proposed project (if different from above)

                                          Street
Number
                                          Name

Location


State/Territory                                    Postcode


SECTION 2: ORGANISATION DETAILS

How long has your organisation been operating?
Eligible applicants must have been incorporated and in
operation for a minimum of five (5) years.


Has any Director of the organisation seeking funding occupied key positions in an
organisation that has been liquidated or failed to comply with Government
funding agreements?                                                              Yes   No

If Yes, please attach details.

Has the organisation seeking funding received National Training
Infrastructure Program funding in the past?                                    Yes     No

(this may include funding from VET Infrastructure for Indigenous People,
Industry Skill Centre or Skill Centres for School Students)

If Yes, is the funding for a new project?                                      Yes     No




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SECTION 3: PROJECT DETAILS

Project Name




Total Project Cost                                $

Funding Amount Sought                             $

3.1 Project Description
Provide details of the infrastructure project you are proposing.
    Describe the proposed facility, including how you propose to use the funding.
   Note: Professional drawings or floor plans for construction or refurbishment projects should be
   attached.




3.2 Project Background/Context
Briefly describe why you believe the project is needed, including
     how the project will facilitate improved VET delivery; and
     how the project can help address identified skills needs for the relevant industry.




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3.3 Project Support


 Before lodging your application, you are expected to have consulted with representatives from local industry and the
 project should be supported as an effective mechanism for addressing training needs. Evidence of support must be
 provided.


 Have you undertaken formal consultation with relevant local industry about
                                                                                   Yes                   No
 this project?

If yes, please provide details:




If no, please advise why not. Under the eligibility criteria outlined in the guidelines, consultation must be undertaken.




 Do you have industry support for your funding application?                        Yes                   No

If yes, please attach letters of support.

If no, please provide an explanation of why industry support has not been granted.




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 SECTION 4: TRAINING COURSES AND STUDENT NUMBERS

In the following table, provide details on all additional planned training in the facility to be funded:

   Insert or delete rows as required

  Training Package            Qualification           Provider              Year 1 –        Year 1 –       Year2 –      Year 2 –   Year 3 –     Year 3 –      Is this
                                                                            Indicative      Student No.    Indicative   Student    Indicative   Student No.   training
                                                                            Hrs.                           Hrs.         No.        Hrs.                       currently
                                                                                                                                                              delivered?
                                                                                                                                                              Y/N
  Accredited
  Courses
  Example
                              Certificate IV in       CIT                                   14                          17                      25
                              Business Development
                              Certificate
                              Certificate
                              Certificate
                              Certificate
                              Certificate
                              Certificate
  Sub-Total

  Non-Accredited
  Courses




  Sub-Total
  Total




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 4.1 Training Arrangements

 Are you a Registered Training Organisation (RTO)?                                      Yes               No


If yes please proceed to 4.2.

 An MOU has been established with relevant RTO/s and
                                                                                        Yes               No
 is attached




        If you have not established an MOU, please attach a letter of support from the RTO/s that will be used to
        deliver training at the proposed skill centre and note that if you are successful an MOU must be in place
        before any funding will be provided to your project.


4.2 Use of Training Facilities
Please list all organisations that you anticipate will use the facility for which funding is sought:




 If you are proposing a mobile training facility or a project which includes accommodation, list the industries or
 communities that training will be delivered in:




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 SECTION 5: PROJECT BUDGET AND FUNDING

5.1 Capital Budget
Please provide a break down of the estimated project capital costs only in the table below.
Note: It is recommended that project proponents factor in a cost escalation factor of 10 per cent to address likely cost
increases. An escalation factor in excess of 10 per cent will require strong justification. Any project funding not spent
on the project will need to be returned to DEEWR through the project acquittal process.
 Insert or delete rows as required

                      Item                         Australian Government   Other contribution/s               Total
                                                           amount




 TOTAL ($)


 Note: If you are approved for ISC funding, before any payments are made you will need to provide professional advice
 (quotes or estimates) for all construction and equipment costs.


 Please list all non Australian Government contributions to the project in the table below. Any contributions from your
 organisation should be listed first. Evidence that the funding body is able to provide the required minimum 50 per cent
 industry contribution must be provided.

 Insert or delete rows as required


 Name of contributor                                   Amount (GST exclusive)         Status of contribution (Select from list
                                                                                      below)

                                                       $                              Own contribution

                                                       $
                                                       $
                                                       $
                                                       $

  Status of Contribution:
  AS - Application submitted / Contribution requested                        IN - In negotiation
  CC - Contribution committed but yet to be received                         CR – Confirmed but not received

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SECTION 6: BUSINESS PLAN

Please attach a Business Plan for the first three years of operation of the project. The Business Plan should demonstrate
that your organisation has the proven capacity to be able to successfully manage the S project once in operation.

Please include in your Business Plan:

Business Overview
     Background of the organisation;
     Description of the organisation, including business goals.

Operational Strategy
    Timeline for implementing the skill centre;
    Outcomes sought

Financials
     Cash flow projection;
     Sources of funding revenue; and
     An audited financial statement for the last financial year supporting your organisation’s ongoing financial
        viability.

 The onus is on you to provide satisfactory evidence of your financial viability. Audited financial statements for
 the most recent complete financial year must also be attached. Statements should be accrual based accounts and
 include profit and loss, balance sheet, statement of cash flows and notes to the accounts. Include the auditor’s
 statement and the name, qualifications and address of the auditor.

 Please check one of the following boxes:

     Financial statements are attached; or
     Financial statements are not attached (please provide an explanation below):




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6.1 CURRENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Please provide a current financial statement of the applicant’s organisation.

6.2 CASH FLOW PROJECTION

Provide a cash flow projection (in the table below or as a separate attachment) for the first three
years of the project’s operation.

Insert years and insert or delete columns and/or rows as required

Item                                                                        1st Year of       2nd Year of        3rd Year of
                                                                            Operation         Operation          Operation

                                                                              (year)            (year)             (year)
                                                                                $                 $                  $
Projected Income
                                                                        $                 $                 $
                                                                        $                 $                 $
                                                                        $                 $                 $
Projected Income Total                                                  $                 $                 $

Projected Expenditure                                                   $                 $                 $
E.g. Salaries                                                           $                 $                 $
                                                                        $                 $                 $
                                                                        $                 $                 $
Projected Expenditure Total                                             $                 $                 $


Projected Cash Flow                                                     $                 $                 $
(Income less Expenditure)
Cumulative Cash Flow                                                    $                 $                 $
(Previous Year’s Net Cash Flow Position plus Current Year’s
Income less Current Year’s Expenditure)

Has the organisation seeking funding received any funding from                            Yes               No
DEEWR in the past three years? (please tick relevant box)

If yes, please provide details:
    Name of program or scheme under                                 Year funds were                Funding amount
      which funding was provided                                       received




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6.2 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION TIMEFRAME
Provide a break down of your proposed project into key timelines and the different stages/milestones, relating these to
the stated outcomes. Include proposed start and finish dates. Outline a suggested cash flow to meet your operational
requirements.

Insert or delete rows as required

                                                                                                   Funds sought from
    Time (in weeks)                                                         Estimated Cost
                                              Milestone Details                                        Australian
     from signing of                                                       (GST exclusive)
                                                                                                      Government
   funding agreement
                                                                                                    (GST exclusive)
                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                                                                       $                       $

                               TOTAL ($)                               $                       $




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SECTION 7: PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICES

Privacy Notice
The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) collects any personal information
sought in this Questionnaire so that it can check the applicant’s suitability for Australian Government funding or to
undertake work for the Australian Government. DEEWR may use this information to obtain further information
about the applicant and/or any named individuals from DEEWR’s own records and databases, publicly available
records of the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and/or a credit rating agency. This information will
only be used by DEEWR in relation to the applicant’s current or future tenders for the purpose of verifying
information provided and to identify any adverse information that has not been disclosed, or that may adversely affect
the applicant’s ability to meet its contractual obligations. DEEWR is obliged to protect any personal information
about individuals in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988. In the course of assessing financial
viability some personal information may be disclosed to the bodies described in paragraph 19 under the heading
Authorisation.

Confidentiality of Information
The Department operates within a public accountability framework which requires it to ensure openness and
transparency of its activities. This requires the Department to minimise the amount of information that is subject to
confidentiality requirements. The overriding principle applied by the Department is that information should not be
protected as confidential unless there is good reason to do so. Organisations completing this questionnaire are asked
to identify in writing any information that they consider should be protected as confidential information under the
agreement or contract, including reasons for the request. The Department may request further information from an
organisation about its claim for confidentiality and that information must be provided within three (3) working days
of the request.

If the organisation does not identify any information as confidential the Department will consider that the
organisation has no information which should be protected as confidential under the contract. The Department
reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to accept or refuse a request to treat information as confidential. If the
Department and the organisation enter into an agreement or contract, the information which is to be protected as
confidential will be listed in the Schedule to the resulting agreement or contract:

If the Department and a preferred organisation enter into negotiations and the Department does not accept that
organisation’s request to treat information as confidential, the Department will notify the organisation in writing of
the decision. Unless the Department and the organisation reach agreement within five (5) working days of the
notification, the Department reserves the right not to enter into a contract with that organisation and to enter into a
contract with another organisation.

The Department will treat as confidential information which is provided in response to this questionnaire and is:
 provided by organisations which ultimately do not receive public money or do not receive the Department’s
  support for their activity; and
 which is not otherwise in the public domain.

Exceptions to Confidentiality
The Department’s obligation to keep a organisation’s information confidential will not be breached if the information:
 is disclosed by the Department to the responsible Minister;
 is disclosed by the Department in response to a request by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the
  Commonwealth of Australia;
 is authorised or required by law to be disclosed; and
 is in the public domain otherwise than due to a breach of the conditions of an RFT, RFQ or contract.

Organisations should note the sections in the RFQ/RFT documentation which provide for access to records under the
Freedom of Information Act 1982, the Auditor-General Act 1997 and the Ombudsman Act 1976. Parliament and the
courts also have legal rights to access to a wide range of information.




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 SECTION 8: STATUTORY DECLARATION

This Statutory Declaration must be completed by a person listed on page 25 (List of Relevant Persons).

STATUTORY DECLARATION

       Insert name and address of person making the declaration:

I,


Do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:

Authority
                               Insert position/title (for example, Proprietor, Director):
that I am currently a

       Insert name of Proponent:
of

and I am authorised to make this declaration on its behalf.

Offer and Statement of Compliance

                    Insert name of Proponent:
on behalf of



I confirm that:
 the information provided in this form and all appended documents is complete and correct;
 my organisation understands that this application is not an offer on the part of the Australian Government nor does it
    create any obligation on the part of the Australian Government to enter into a commercial or other relationship with
    any organisation;
 my organisation understands that DEEWR will have the right (but not be obliged) to act in reliance upon the contents
    of my response to the application, including its attachments, any statutory declarations and associated material;
 my organisation will regard all communication with DEEWR as confidential and not disclose their contents without
    DEEWR’s prior written consent; and
 to the best of my knowledge, the Privacy Notice of this Questionnaire has been drawn to the attention of all those
    individuals whose personal details have been provided in the Questionnaire.




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Authorisation
DEEWR is authorised to undertake the necessary steps to assess the financial position of the organisation by checking
information contained within this application with, or obtaining additional information from:
 other Australian Government agencies such as the Australian Taxation Office, Australian Securities and Investments
  Commission;
 state or territory agencies;
 law enforcement agencies;
 credit reference agencies;
 courts or tribunals; or
 any other appropriate organisation or person reasonably required as part of these checks.

No Illegal Activities
I confirm that:

(a) the application to which this statutory declaration is appended has not been prepared with the benefit of information
    obtained from a current or former officer of employee of the Australian Government in circumstances that
    constitute a breach of an obligation of confidentiality or fidelity on the part of that person or a breach of the Crimes
    Act 1914 , the Criminal Code or the Public Service Regulations or information otherwise improperly obtained from
    the Australian Government;
(b) through its officers, employees and agents, my organisation has not attempted and will not attempt, to influence
    improperly, any officer of the Australian Government in connection with the assessment of applications;
(c) to the best of my knowledge, my organisation has not engaged in any collusive tendering, anti-competitive conduct
    or any other similar conduct with any person in relation to the preparation or submission of this offer; and
(d) to the best of my knowledge there is no conflict of interest which would prevent my organisation from proceeding
    with this application. I make this solemn declaration by virtue of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 and subject
    to the penalties provided by that Act for the making of a false statement in statutory declarations, conscientiously
    believing the statements contained in this declaration to be true in every particular.

I acknowledge that I am aware that giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code.



Signature of person making the declaration.




Declared at:


On:


Signature of person before whom the declaration is made:


Printed name, qualifications and address of person before whom the declaration is made




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NOTE 1: A person who wilfully makes a false statement in a statutory declaration under the Statutory
Declarations Act 1959 as amended is guilty of an offence against that Act, the punishment for which is
imprisonment for a term of up to four years.

NOTE 2: A Statutory declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 as amended may be made before:
Member of Certain Professions

   Chiropractor                                                      Nurse
   Dentist                                                           Patent attorney
   Legal practitioner                                                Pharmacist
   Medical practitioner                                              Veterinary surgeon

Other Persons

   Agent of the Australia Postal Corporation who is in charge        Civil marriage celebrant.
    of an office supplying postal services to the public.             Clerk of a court.
   Australian Consular Officer, or                                   Commissioner for Affidavits.
   Australian Diplomatic Officer, (within the meaning of the         Commissioner for Declarations.
    Consular Fees Act 1985).                                          Credit union officer with five or more years to continuous
   Bailiff.                                                           service.
   Bank officer with five or more years of continuous service.       Holder of a statutory office not specified in another item in this
   Chief executive officer of a Commonwealth court.                   Part.
   Member of the Australian Defence Force who is:                    Judge of a court.
     an officer, or                                                  Justice of the Peace.
     a non-commissioned officer within the meaning of the            Magistrate.
        Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 with five or more           Master of a court.
        years of continuous service; or                               Permanent employee of the Australian Postal Corporation with
     warrant officer within the meaning of that Act.                  five or more years of continuous service who is employed in an
   Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in                office supplying postal services to the public.
    Australia, the Australian Society of Certified Practising         Person before who a statutory declaration may be made under
    Accountants or the National Institute of Accountants.              the law of the State or Territory in which the declaration is
   Member of the Institute of Corporate Managers, Secretaries         made.
    and Administrators.                                               Police Officer registrar, or Deputy Registrar, of a court.
   Members of the Institution of Engineers, Australia, other         Senior Executive Service officer of the Australian Government
    than at the grade of student.                                      or of State or Territory, or of an Australian Government, State
   Member of:                                                         or Territory authority.
     the Parliament of the Commonwealth; or                          Sheriff.
     a Parliament of a State; or                                     Sheriff’s officer.
     a Territory legislature; or                                     Teacher employed on a full-time basis at a school or tertiary
     a local government authority of a State or Territory             education institution.
     Minister of religion registered under Division 1 of Part
        IV of the Marriage Act 1961
   Notary public Permanent employee of:
     the Australian Government or of an Australian
        Government authority; or
     a State or Territory or of a State or Territory authority;
        or
     A local government authority;
     with five or more years of continuous service who is
        not specified in another item in this Part.

    * I declare that I have been authorised to make this application by ______________________ (insert legal name of
    applicant organisation).




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                                                                             Attachment B


Acquittal declaration for the Industry Skill Centre (ISC) element of the Industry and
Indigenous Skill Centre (IISC) program under the National Skills and Workforce
Development Agreement

State / Territory …………………………………………………………

Project name: ………………………………………………………………………………….

Australian Government grant amount: $......................

Funding period …………………………………………………………………………………

I confirm that the funding provided to the Department of [insert name of Department] by the
Australian Government under the Industry Skill Centre element of the Industry and Indigenous
Skill Centre program has been expended in accordance with the program guidelines, on the
project approved for funding.




Signed:


Position [should be the Director of the section who manages the Infrastructure Program]:

Date:




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                                                                                         Attachment C

                                    RECOGNITION OF PROJECTS FUNDED UNDER

                                             VET INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAMS



PURPOSE
This policy describes the recognition requirements for projects funded under VET infrastructure
programs, including the three elements of the Teaching and Learning Capital Fund for Vocational
Education and Training (TLCF (VET)) and the Industry and Indigenous Skill Centre (IISC) program.

Policy objectives
To ensure that:
      the Australian Government is appropriately acknowledged by all funding recipients under VET
       Infrastructure programs

         where appropriate, funding recipients are provided with an opportunity for an Australian
          Government representative to join in their celebrations for the establishment of their VET
          facility

         a seamless process for recognition best practices is established.

Scope
This document has been developed to assist VET infrastructure funding recipients to be aware of and to
meet their recognition requirements and to allow maximum opportunity for government recognition
and representation at ceremonies. It outlines appropriate recognition methods for different types of
projects, including projects exempted from holding recognition ceremonies.

Background
The TLCF (VET) was announced in December 2008 and funding allocation processes were undertaken
for all program elements in the first half of 2009. Under the program guidelines, funding recipients are
required to provide recognition of Australian Government funding within three months of project
completion, and all projects must be completed by 30 June 2010.

The IISC program was announced by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) in November
2008 and effectively continues arrangements funded under the National Training Infrastructure
Program (NTIP) to 31 December 2008, to provide Commonwealth funding for industry and Indigenous
infrastructure to facilitate VET delivery.

Recognition and Acknowledgement Requirements
As part of the funding arrangements under VET infrastructure programs, all funding recipients should
recognise and acknowledge the Australian Government’s contribution to funding infrastructure. As a
minimum, funding recipients must adhere to the procedures and requirements as follows:

All organisations receiving funding under a VET infrastructure program may be required to erect/affix
a plaque acknowledging Australian Government funding.
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Major Capital Works Projects
For TAFE projects funded under the TLCF (VET) for $1 million or more, and for non TAFE
provider VET infrastructure projects funded for $500,000 or more, the project proponent:
      may be required to affix roadside signage in front of the premises acknowledging the
       Australian Government’s contribution (applies to TAFE projects only)

          may be required to erect/affix a plaque acknowledging the Australian Government funding

          should host a recognition ceremony at or near the completion of the project or within three
           months of the project completion

          must acknowledge the Australian Government’s funding contribution through publicity issued
           by the organisation (eg newsletters, websites, articles in the local media) for a period from
           project commencement to six months after project completion.

Minor Capital Works or Equipment Projects
For TAFE Institute projects funded under the TLCF (VET) for less than $1 million, and for non
TAFE provider infrastructure projects funded for less than $500,000, the project proponent:
      may be required to erect/affix a plaque acknowledging the Australian Government funding

          must, within three months of the completion of the project, announce the completion of the
           project and the Australian Government’s funding contribution in the local media

          must acknowledge the Australian Government’s funding contribution in any project publicity
           issued by the organisation (eg newsletters, websites, articles in the local media) for a period
           from project commencement to six months from project completion.

Organisations receiving funding for VET minor capital works or equipment projects as described above
are not required to place roadside signage or to hold a funding recognition ceremony.

Project Signage
For projects funded for $1 million or more under the Better TAFE Facilities (BTF) and Training
Infrastructure Investment for Tomorrow (TIIFT) elements of the TLCF (VET), TAFE institutes may be
required to affix a roadside sign acknowledging the Australian Government’s assistance, in front of
their facility.

The wording on the roadside signage should be as follows:
“This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Teaching and Learning Capital
Fund for Vocational Education and Training”.

The display of roadside signs is not required for:
       projects sited within six metres of the entrance to a school that is utilised as a polling booth
        during elections;

          projects funded under the Investing in Community Education and Training (ICET) element of
           the TLCF (VET); or

          projects funded under the Industry and Indigenous Skill Centre (IISC) program.


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The following requirements must be applied to all roadside signs:
      The wording outlined above must be replicated exactly and must appear in a font size of no
       smaller than 220, using either Arial or Verdana font;

         The Australian Government crest must not be used unless its use is stipulated in the contract in
          place between the Australian Government and the funding recipient; and

         References to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations or DEEWR
          are not permitted.

DEEWR is required to clear all roadside signs prior to their manufacture and placement. Sign mock-
ups should be sent to the Training Infrastructure inbox (traininginfrastructure@deewr.gov.au) for this
to occur.

Funding recipients required to affix roadside signage must provide DEEWR with a copy of the
appropriate approvals from their local council or traffic authority for each site at which a sign is
required. Once the sign has been affixed, funding recipients are required to forward a photograph of
the sign to DEEWR, along with a map of the campus showing the location of the sign.

Signs must be erected no later than one month of the project’s completion. Signs may not be removed
prior to 31 March 2011 and must be removed no later than 30 April 2011.

Signs being placed at campuses that may serve as polling places must be placed so that all edges of the
sign are at least six metres away from the entrance of any polling venue.

Funding recipients should contact DEEWR for Commonwealth acknowledgment requirements for
roadside signs and plaques through the TLCF (VET) website at: www.deewr.gov.au/tlcfvet.

Plaques
Organisations receiving Australian Government VET infrastructure program funding are expected to
erect/affix a metal plaque to the facility recognising the Australian Government’s assistance.

Where a plaque cannot be attached to a construction project because the project has not been
completed, then the plaque must be placed in an appropriate location in the organisation, such as the
front foyer.

Where a plaque cannot be attached to an asset because of the nature of the asset (eg IT equipment),
then the plaque must be placed in an appropriate location in the organisation, such as the front foyer.

Where a TAFE institute receives project funding for projects across multiple campuses, the Australian
Government funding contribution for each project should be recognised through an appropriately
placed plaque in each campus.




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Where the project funding amount is under the threshold requiring a recognition ceremony, a plaque is
to be erected/affixed to the facility within one month of the project completion date. The plaque should
be as follows:




                                        [INSERT PROJECT NAME]
                was funded by the Australian Government through the (insert name of program).

Where a recognition ceremony is required, the plaque is to be provided for unveiling at the ceremony.
All funding recipients hosting a ceremony must follow the protocol (at Attachment A) for wording of
plaques for VET infrastructure projects in receipt of Australian Government funding.

Recognition Ceremonies
A recognition ceremony must be held for all TAFE infrastructure projects funded under the TLCF
(VET) for $1 million or more and for non TAFE VET infrastructure projects where the Australian
Government has provided a funding contribution of $500,000 or more.

Where a TAFE institute receives funding for projects across multiple campuses, a recognition
ceremony is only required for each campus receiving program funding of $1 million or more.

         The official recognition ceremony should be held at or near the completion of the project or
          within three months of the project completion

         Where the Australian Government has provided 50 per cent or more of the project funding, the
          Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations should be invited to
          speak or to nominate a representative and has the option to officiate at the recognition ceremony

         Where the Australian Government has provided less than 50 per cent of the project funding, the
          Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations may be invited to speak
          at the opening. However, the Minister does not have the right to officially open the facilities.

     Funding recipients of amounts below the threshold for a recognition ceremony may also elect to
     hold a ceremony and invite the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace
     Relations (or representative) to attend. All funding recipients holding a ceremony must meet the
     requirements below.

         Where the Minister is unavailable to attend an opening, the Minister can nominate an Australian
          Government representative

         Where an Australian Government representative is unavailable to attend a ceremony, a message
          from the Minister will be forwarded to the organisation to be read out at the opening ceremony




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         When inviting the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations to
          attend a recognition ceremony, organisations must ensure that:

                o the Minister is given a minimum of eight weeks notice for any official events relating to
                  the opening of the facilities

                o three possible ceremony dates (which are not scheduled parliamentary sitting days) are
                  provided to allow greater flexibility for the Minister or their representative to attend

         Once it has been confirmed that the Minister (or representative) will attend a ceremony, the date
          cannot be changed without the agreement of the Australian Government

         As outlined in program guidelines, all funding recipients should erect a plaque to acknowledge
          the Australian Government funding received.

Publicity
Australian Government funding contribution to the project must be acknowledged through:
       An announcement in local media of the project completion within three months of completion
        of the project
       any subsequent project publicity issued by the organisation (eg newsletters, websites, articles in
        the local media) for a period of six months from project completion.

 Ceremony Timelines
It is a requirement that funding recipients provide appropriate recognition of the Australian
Government within three months of project completion. Organisations have the option of conducting a
recognition activity near or after (within three months) the completion of their VET infrastructure
project.

Ceremony Exemption / Deferment
Organisations receiving VET infrastructure program funding above the recognition ceremony
thresholds are required to hold a funding recognition ceremony. Such organisations may apply for a
ceremony exemption or deferment where they believe special circumstances exist. Organisations can
request a recognition ceremony exemption or deferral through the Department by e-mailing
traininginfrastructure@deewr.gov.au.

An exemption from an official recognition ceremony does not exempt organisations from recognising
the Australian Government’s funding through other means, eg local media and other publicity.

Organisations that have been granted an exemption may still be required to:
      erect/affix a plaque acknowledging the Australian Government funding

         acknowledge the Australian Government’s contribution through publicity issued by the
          organisation (eg newsletters, websites, articles in the local media) for a period of six months
          from project completion.

Funding recognition costs
Funding recipients are required to meet the costs of providing signage (where required), a plaque and
hosting a recognition ceremony (where required).



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Compliance
When organisations apply for funding under any VET infrastructure program, it is a condition of
funding that they give appropriate recognition of Australian Government assistance. If this condition is
not fulfilled, the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations may determine
that funds be repaid or may delay future payments.

Organisations may also be required to provide the Australian Government with evidence of compliance
with their recognition obligations, eg copies of publicity or photographs of the plaque, when requested
by the Department.




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                                                                              Attachment A

               Plaque wording for VET infrastructure projects where the
         Australian Government has funded 50% or more of the total project cost

     If an Australian Government Minister or representing MP is in attendance and the
     project was fully funded by the Australian Government, the wording on the plaque
                                        should read:




                            [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                            was officially opened on (date)
  by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or MP name, portfolio (if
                       appropriate) and Member for (electorate).

                 Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government.


     If an Australian Government Minister or representing MP and the State/ Territory
     Minister are both in attendance, and the project was fully funded by the Australian
                    Government, the wording on the plaque should read:




                               [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                              was officially opened on (date)
  by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or MP name, portfolio (if
                               appropriate) and Member for
          in the presence of the (State/Territory) Minister for (portfolio, name).

                Funding for this project was provided by the Australian Government.




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    If an Australian Government Minister or representing MP is in attendance and the
  project received financial contributions from other sources, the wording on the plaque
                                        should read:




                             [INSERT FACILITY NAME
                            was officially opened on (date)
  by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or MP name, portfolio (if
                       appropriate) and Member for (electorate).

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).



 If an Australian Government Minister (or MP) and the State / Territory Minister are in
 attendance and the project received a financial contribution from the state, the wording
                               on the plaque should read:




                               [INSERT FACILITY NAME
   was officially opened on (date) by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio,
     name) or MP name, portfolio (if appropriate) and Member for (electorate) in the
             presence of the State Government Minister for (portfolio, name).

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).




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      If the Australian and State Governments each made an equal contribution and the
        Minister (or representing MP) and the State Minister (or representative) are in
                      attendance, the wording on the plaque should read:




                             [INSERT FACILITY NAME
                             was jointly opened on (date)
  by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or MP name, portfolio (if
     appropriate) and Member for (electorate) and the State Government Minister for
                                   (portfolio, name).

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).




If an Australian Government representative is not available to attend a ceremony and the
  Australian Government provided 50% or more of the project funding, the wording on
                                the plaque must read:




                                                  [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                                                     was opened on (date).

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).




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               Plaque wording for VET Infrastructure projects where the
        Australian Government has funded less than 50% of the total project cost.

     If an Australian Government Minister (or representing MP) is in attendance (not
 officiating) and the Australian Government provided less than 50 per cent of the project
                       funding, the wording on the plaque must read:




                                     [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                  was officially opened on (date) by (name, State Min portfolio title)
                                          in the presence of
                   [insert MP’s name/title], federal Member for [insert electorate].

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
Government name) and (industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).


       If an Australian Government Minister (or representing MP) is officiating and the
                     Australian Government provided less than 50 % of the
                     project funding, the wording on the plaque must read:




                           [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                          was officially opened on (date)
by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or representing MP (name,
                             Member for [electorate].

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).




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 If an Australian Government Minister (or representing MP) is officiating and the State
  Minister (or representative) is in attendance and the Australian Government and State
 Government each provided equal project funding, the wording on the plaque must read:




                            [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                             was jointly opened on (date)
by the Australian Government Minister for (portfolio, name) or representing MP (name,
         Member for [electorate]) and the State Minister for (portfolio, name).

Funding for the project was provided by the Australian Government and (State/Territory
  Government name, industry funding body; community funding etc, if appropriate).


   If an Australian Government Minister (or representing MP) and the State Minister (or
  representative) are both in attendance and the State Government provided the majority
                of the project funding, the wording on the plaque must read:




                                [INSERT FACILITY NAME]
                               was officially opened on (date)
     by the State / Territory Minister (portfolio, name) in the presence of the Australian
     Government Minister or representative (name, portfolio, Member for [electorate].

        Funding for the project was provided by the State Government (name) and the
        Australian Government (and industry funding body; community funding etc, if
                                        appropriate).




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