Am I eligible to complete a Skilled Capital qualification?

Training through Skilled Capital is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria.

To check whether you are eligible to complete a Skilled Capital qualification is easy. You can check your eligibility by answering a few short, simple questions using the eligibility calculator.

Check your Eligibility

Use our eligibility calculator.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must at the time of enrolment be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months; or
  • a permanent Humanitarian visa holder; or
  • a visa holder with work rights on a pathway to permanent residency and not excluded from participation in government funded training and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college. (Students with an Exemption Certificate are not eligible for Skilled Capital. Students who are undertaking year 10 or year 12 equivalent study in an alternative program are eligible provided they meet the remaining eligibility criteria.)

To be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, you must meet the above criteria, and:

  • not have completed a certificate III or higher (excluding foundation skills qualifications); or
  • have suffered changed circumstances which impacts your ability to undertake training and/or work such as ill health.

Previous education and training will not impact your eligibility for certificate III qualifications and above. However, you cannot be funded for a qualification you have completed within the last seven years. Also, you can only be subsidised for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

In each instance, the outcome of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment conducted by your training provider must identify that a certificate II qualification is an appropriate learning pathway.

If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, there are a range of different options available to you.

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