Centre for Defence Industry Capability - Advisory and Facilitation Services

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Provides small to medium enterprises in the defence sector with advisory and facilitation services in areas such as business management, skills development, innovation collaboration, export activities and supply chain facilitation to improve their business capabilities, extend networks and help them take advantage of development opportunities within the defence sector.

Who can apply:

At a minimum, you must:

  • have products or services or are developing products or services that have a specific defence application
  • require defence specific support which could not be provided through other government assistance
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Other eligibility requirements may apply.

Deadline to apply:

Applications may be made at any time.

Contact information:

13 28 46

business.gov.au/contact

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Overview

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) delivers advisory and facilitation services to defence sector small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across a range of areas including business management, skills development, innovation collaboration, export activities and supply chain facilitation. These services will be delivered through a network of experienced business advisers and facilitators located around Australia.

Advisory and facilitation services will vary depending on your individual business requirements and may include:

  • participating in and attending information sessions and workshops
  • guidance and mentoring
  • a detailed analysis of your business to identify, recommend and prioritise business improvement and skills development opportunities
  • defence specific training needs analysis
  • help to access domestic and global supply chain and export opportunities
  • guidance to understand the defence sector’s supply requirements and assistance to present your innovative ideas to Defence.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for any of the advisory or facilitation services you must:

  • have products or services or are developing products or services that have a specific defence application
  • require defence specific support which could not be provided through other government assistance
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Applicants must be:

  • a company incorporated in Australia
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
  • a Defence Future Capability Technology Centre (DFCTC).

Businesses are not eligible to apply if they are:

  • an income tax exempt corporation (with the exception of CRCs and DFCTCs)
  • an individual, partnership or trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, state or local government agency or body (including government business enterprises).

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

  Contact CDIC if you have questions about your eligibility or want to know more about the services available through the CDIC.

How to apply

You should read the Program guidelines before you apply.

To apply for a grant, complete the online application form.

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For assistance with the application form contact us.

Find out more about the Centre for Defence Industry Capability.

If your application is successful

If your application is eligible, the CDIC will assign a business adviser who will work with you.

As part of the service your business adviser may recommend specific business improvement or skills development opportunities in a report. To assist with the implementation of these recommendations you may be eligible for a Capability Improvement Grant.

Key documents

  • Program guidelines

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