School student eligibility for Skilled Capital

A reminder that school students must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enrol in a Skilled Capital training place:

  • an Australian Citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six months, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • living in the ACT, and
  • undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
  • have an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is also an Australian School-based Apprenticeship (ASbA) pathway.

Training Providers must ensure evidence to support the assessment of student eligibility is collected prior to finalisation of enrolment.

This includes obtaining a copy of the Exemption Certificate (where applicable).

An Exemption Certificate is a certificate exempting a student (under the age of 17) from the full-time participation requirement in exceptional circumstances. For further information refer to the Education Directorate website or contact the Education Directorate on (02) 6205 3695 or by email to ExemptionCertificates@act.gov.au.

Please refer to the ACT Standards Compliance Guide For Skilled Capital for further information on student eligibility evidence requirements and the definition of finalisation of enrolment (refer to Enrolment - finalisation).

All enquiries relating to student eligibility can be emailed to Skills Canberra.

Posted 18 August 2020