WELL Training Projects for Businesses

The Department of Industry is not currently accepting or processing applications or requests for funding extensions for the Workplace English Language and Literacy program, while the Government is reviewing funding arrangements ahead of the Federal Budget in May 2014.

The Australian Government is working to deliver an Industry led skills and training system. The VET reforms are focussed on ensuring Industry has a skills system that is responsive, streamlined and outcome driven. The Government is committed to skills and training delivering jobs and productivity, not training for training sake.

Funding for WELL Training projects is provided to businesses that have a demonstrated need for language, literacy and numeracy training in their workplace.

Projects are for employees who need to improve their language, literacy and numeracy skills in order to remain or progress in their job (including avoiding displacement) and address their employment and training needs.

Indigenous Employment Program (IEP) job seekers (Indigenous Australians looking for work and registered through Department of Human Services are) also eligible for WELL Training. However, IEP job seekers should consider applying through the Skills for Employment and Education (SEE) Program to improve their LLN skills.

Who can apply for WELL training project funds?

  • Any Australian business that has an Australian Business Number and is currently in operation (including government business enterprises)
  • Local governments
  • Representative bodies (industry training advisory bodies, employer organisations and trade unions)
  • Group Training Organisations (GTOs), and
  • Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) on behalf of enterprises.

The following organisations are not eligible to receive WELL funding:

  • Australian Government departments and agencies or State/Territory Government departments and agencies


The applicant needs to be responsible for co-ordinating the training activities, use a registered training organisation (RTO) and provide regular progress reports.

Eligible activities include English language, literacy and numeracy training integrated with workplace training. Businesses need to contribute 25% to the training costs, increasing to 50% for subsequent year projects.

Who can deliver WELL training?

WELL training must be delivered by, or under the auspices of, a registered training organisation.

The contact list of RTOs below consists of current and recent WELL providers.

Please note: This is not an exhaustive list of RTOs. For a comprehensive list of RTOs visit MySkills.gov.au.

Further information

Further information is available on the following aspects of WELL Training Projects:

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