The Department of Education may offer grants to organisations or individuals, to support the Australian Government’s policies and programs on early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

The Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs) establishes the overarching Commonwealth grants policy framework and articulated the expectation of all non-corporate Commonwealth entities in relation to grants administration. The CGRGs are supported by the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Rules 2014 (PGPA Rules). The Department’s grant administration operates in line with the whole of government grant policy framework applying to grant administration activities.

The department awards grants in line with the Commonwealth Grants Policy Framework.

The Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines require that details of grants entered into prior 31 December 2017 are published on the Department's website. Grants entered into from 31 December 2017 are published on GrantConnect.

The following is a list of grants announced by the Department.

Grants entered into post 31 December 2017 can be found at GrantConnect

As a result of the November 2015 Machinery of Government changes, the following grants approved by the Department of Social Services are now managed by the Department of Education and Training.

The grant opportunities page provides an overview of current grant opportunities, along with the closing date for applications.