Critical Skills Investment Fund (CSIF)

The Critical Skills Investment Fund (CSIF) provided Australian Government co-funding for industry partnerships to undertake projects that provide training and employment opportunities in critical industry sectors.

The goal of the Fund was to help increase the supply of skilled labour for enterprises in these sectors. To achieve this, the CSIF supported projects that trained and placed job seekers into available positions, and up-skilled existing workers to meet new demands.

CSIF Projects

Successful projects worth more than $55 million, with Australian Government contributions around $39 million, were announced on 19 September 2011 and 7 December 2011. These projects covered enterprises in the resources, construction, infrastructure and renewable energy industry sectors.

list of projects

CSIF projects will be completed and the program will lapse on 30 June 2014.


You can make enquiries or provide feedback about the CSIF by emailing the CSIF Mailbox