Students

Can I undertake more than one Skilled Capital qualification at a time?

No, you can only be subsidised for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time. However, you may be eligible to enrol into a different Skilled Capital qualification following the completion or withdrawal from a previous Skilled Capital qualification if there are places available.

Can I enrol in another funded training initiative/other training course while I am undertaking a Skilled Capital qualification?

Yes, you can enrol in another government funded training initiative/other training course while you are undertaking a Skilled Capital qualification. You should however check to make sure this won’t impact your eligibility for the other training initiative.

What’s the difference between the ACT Skilled Capital Qualification List and the ACT Skills Needs List?

The ACT Skilled Capital Qualification List includes qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of certificate II level qualifications.

Qualifications on the ACT Skills Needs List that are not on the Skilled Capital Qualifications List are skills need qualifications that are not currently subsidised through the Skilled Capital initiative. In many cases, this is because an Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeship or traineeship) pathway is required or preferred for that qualification.

How much is the student tuition fee for a Skilled Capital qualification?

The student tuition fee may vary depending on the qualification and registered training organisation you choose, as each registered training organisation sets its own fee structure.

Skills Canberra sets a minimum tuition fee amount for each qualification that all Skilled Capital registered training organisations must charge, unless a fee concession or fee waiver is available.

The minimum tuition fee ranges between $100 and $500 per qualification. The registered training organisation may charge a higher fee than the minimum tuition amount.

The minimum tuition fee amount for each qualification, as set by Skills Canberra, is specified in the Skilled Capital Qualification List.

What if I can’t afford my student tuition fee?

You may be eligible for a fee concession, which means you may not have to pay part or all of your student course fees. Contact your registered training organisation to see if you are eligible for a fee concession or fee waiver.

How will I be paid my completion payment when I finish my qualification?

Once you have completed your training, your registered training organisation must submit a report to Skills Canberra to confirm that you have been issued your qualification.

Skills Canberra will then send you an email requesting confirmation of your banking details. Your completion payment will be made through a direct payment into your nominated bank account (through electronic funds transfer) once you have confirmed your banking details.

You will be eligible to receive your completion payment for up to one (1) year after you have completed your qualification.

What happens if I don’t successfully complete my training?

If you do not successfully complete your training, your registered training organisation will issue you a statement of attainment for any units of competency you achieved before the date you withdrew from training.

You can receive credit for the nationally recognised units of competency listed on your statement of attainment if you decide to recommence your training at a later stage. You will not be eligible to receive the student completion payment if you do not complete your full qualification.

Is there any support to assist me to complete my training?

Registered training organisations can provide a range of support services to assist you to successfully complete your training. You may be eligible to receive:

  • Foundation Skills support, such as language, reading, writing, communication and numeracy skills.
  • Additional Support, such as disability support, learning support or other identified support specific to your individual circumstances.

Contact your preferred registered training organisation to discuss your personal circumstances and the support and services that are available to you.

What if I have a question that is not answered here, or I need more information?

If you have a question that is not answered above, or you would like more information about training in the ACT, please contact Skills Canberra. Alternatively, you can contact your preferred registered training organisation directly.

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Business and Industry

What’s the difference between the ACT Skilled Capital Qualifications List and the ACT Skills Needs List?

The ACT Skilled Capital Qualification List includes qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of certificate II level qualifications.

Qualifications on the ACT Skills Needs List that are not on the Skilled Capital Qualification List are skills need qualifications that are not currently subsidised through the Skilled Capital initiative. In many cases, this is because an Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeship or traineeship) pathway is required or preferred for that qualification.

How are the qualifications on the ACT Skills Needs List identified?

The ACT Skills Needs List is produced through both quantitative and qualitative sources. This includes a data-driven model that employs statistical techniques to identify occupations and qualifications that are in need in the ACT. In the development of the model, the output was tested through a series of industry consultations and via a survey to provide qualitative evidence to support the population of the list. The model was also validated by an independent expert consultant, which found the model followed industry best practice.

Why are some qualifications that industry deem important not on the ACT Skills Needs List?

A qualification can still be identified as important to an industry sector and not be included on the ACT Skills Needs List. The ACT Skills Needs List only includes qualifications that are identified as a high skills need. If industries identify skills needs in the future, the skills needs list will be updated to reflect these changes.

Is the ACT Skills Needs List ordered from highest to lowest need?

No, the ACT Skills Needs List is sorted alphabetically by qualification code.

What if the qualification/s required for my industry is not on the Skilled Capital Qualification List?

Qualifications on the ACT Skills Needs List that are not on the Skilled Capital Qualification List are skills need qualifications that are not currently subsidised through the Skilled Capital initiative. In many cases, this is because an Australian Apprenticeships (apprenticeship or traineeship) pathway is required or preferred for that qualification.

If your business requires skills that are not on the ACT Skills Needs List, there are other training options available. These may include Australian Apprenticeships pathways, training at the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), or fee-for-service training delivery.

How do I add a qualification to the ACT Skills Needs List?

Extensive consultation and modelling work was undertaken to generate the ACT Skills Needs List. Skills Canberra welcomes additional intelligence and evidence to identify changing ACT skills needs. Additional evidence can be provided to Skills Canberra on an ongoing basis to skills@act.gov.au. Providing additional evidence does not guarantee the inclusion or removal of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List. Any request to include a qualification on the ACT Skills Needs List will be assessed on its merits. It is anticipated that the ACT Skills Needs List will be updated at least every six months to ensure it remains aligned with changing ACT skills needs.

Why do some registered training organisations charge a higher student fee than others?

The student fee may be different depending on the qualification and registered training organisation chosen, as each registered training organisation sets its own fee structure.

Skills Canberra sets a minimum student fee for each qualification which all Skilled Capital registered training organisations must charge, unless a fee concession or fee waiver is available. Employers may choose to provide a contribution to their employee’s student fee.

The minimum student fee amount ranges between $100 and $500. The registered training organisation may charge a higher fee than the minimum student amount.

The minimum student fee amount for each qualification is listed in the Skilled Capital Qualification List.

What if I have a question that is not answered here, or I need more information?

If you have a question that is not answered above, or you would like more information about training in the ACT, please contact Skills Canberra. Alternatively, you can contact your preferred registered training organisation directly.

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