T he National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform commits states and territories to a range of structural reforms and other actions. These actions are directed towards achieving the reform directions agreed under the National Agreement for Skills and Workforce Development. Included in these reforms is the introduction of a national entitlement to a training place.

From 2015, the ACT entitlement to a training place can be accessed through the Australian Apprenticeships (User Choice) program, government subsidised training delivered by the public provider, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), and through the Skilled Capital training initiative.

The new funded training initiative, Skilled Capital, aims to:

  • provide training in areas of the highest skills need in the ACT, and
  • deliver a productive and highly skilled workforce which contributes to the economic future of the ACT.

Skilled Capital increases the level of contestable funding available for government subsidised training in the ACT. The initiative includes provisions for significant training support to provide improved access to training and assist students to successfully complete their qualification. To be eligible to access Skilled Capital, registered training organisations must hold an ACT Funding Agreement (ACTFA) and undergo a separate application process to determine their eligibility for the funded training initiative.

For information about the registered training organisation application process, visit the Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate website.

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate Website

Funded Training Initiatives