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

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