Resources for consultants

This section provides resources for EMDG Consultants. 

EMDG Extended Lodgement Consultant QIP Determination 2012 (PDF)

The Quality Incentive Programme adjustment rate calculation (PDF)

Austrade presentation - July 2016

Applications for self-prepared claims for the 2015-16 grant year, and for lodgement by Consultants not approved for extended lodgement are open from 
1 July 2016 until midnight Australian Eastern Daylight time (AEDT ) 30 November 2016.

From 1 July 2014, provisions preventing the payment of EMDG grants to applicants engaging an EMDG consultant who is assessed to be a not fit and proper person will apply. The relevant Guideline and its Explanatory Statement can be accessed on the Australian Government’s ComLaw website.

The application form is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox (latest 2 versions - Firefox automatically updates). Also acceptable is Windows Internet Explorer 9+, Safari 5.0+.

Google Chrome is not supported by AUSkey, so is not recommended.

Microsoft have released a new browser called 'Microsoft Edge' with Windows 10 Microsoft Edge is not supported for AUSkey and is the default browser for Windows 10 operating system. You are still able to use Internet Explorer (IE) 11 with Windows 10. To select IE11 go to start=> All applications=> Windows=> Internet Explorer. Read more about AUSkey browser compatibility.

Minimum screen resolution of 1280 x 600.

To prevent errors, please do not use your browser “Back” button to move between pages in the application form.

The extended application period has now ended. EMDG applications can no longer be submitted for the 2015-16 grant year.

Applications for the 2016-17 grant year will open on 1 July 2017.

Austrade must receive your completed application form and required documents between 1 July 2016 and midnight 30 November 2016 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) i.e. Canberra time, or midnight 28 February 2017 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) if your application is lodged through an EMDG Consultant approved for extended lodgement under the EMDG Consultant Quality Incentive Program. Grants consultants usually charge on a success fee basis.

PLEASE NOTE:  Your application is only received by Austrade when you click the green "SUBMIT" button at the end of the form.

PLEASE NOTE: This application form is accessible only by QIP consultants. Non-QIP consultants will not be able to upload the completed form.

View application

MS EXCEL TEMPLATES - to be saved in .csv (comma-separated-value) format

Instructions (PDF) on how to use these templates and how to save in .csv format for uploading into on-line application form:

Expenses schedules

Expenses and Earnings schedules will be available for the 2016-17 grant year in mid to late June 2017.

  • Guide to Schedule 1A Overseas representation (PDF 248KB)
  • Schedule 1A Overseas representation (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 1B Marketing consultants (PDF 257K)
  • Schedule 1B Marketing consultants (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 2 Marketing Visits (PDF 261KB)
  • Schedule 2 Marketing Visits (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 3 Communications (PDF 249KB)
  • Schedule 3 Communications (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 4 Free samples (PDF 248KB)
  • Schedule 4 Free samples (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 5 Trade fairs and promotional events (PDF 245KB)    
  • Schedule 5 Trade fairs and promotional events (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 6 Promotional Literature & Advertising (PDF 244KB)
  • Schedule 6 Promotional Literature & Advertising (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 7 Overseas buyers (PDF 252KB)
  • Schedule 7 Overseas buyers (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 8 Registration and / or insurance of eligible intellectual property (PDF 345KB)
  • Schedule 8 Registration and / or insurance of eligible intellectual property (MS Excel Template)

Earnings schedules

  • Guide to Schedule 9A Export earnings - Goods (PDF 427KB)
  • Schedule 9A Export earnings - Goods (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 9B Export earnings - Services / Intellectual property rights / Know-how (PDF 429KB)
  • Schedule 9B Export earnings - Services / Intellectual property rights / Know-how (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 9C Export earnings - Tourism services (PDF 429KB)
  • Schedule 9C Export earnings - Tourism services (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 9D Export earnings - Event promoters (PDF 430KB)
  • Schedule 9D Export earnings - Event promoters (MS Excel Template)
  • Guide to Schedule 9E Export earnings - Related entities (PDF 338KB)
  • Schedule 9E Export earnings - Related entities (MS Excel Template)

Other schedules

  • Guide to Schedule 10 - Related companies (PDF 204KB)
  • Schedule 10 - Related companies (MS Excel Template)
  • Consultant and Applicant Declaration (PDF 344KB)
  • Consultant frequently asked questions
  • Reported EMDG Grant Eligibility Position Disclosure template (docx)