About Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative offering a comprehensive range of services and subsidies to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them.

Skilled Capital offers an opportunity for the Canberra community to access quality training and fill critical skills needs areas across a range of industries such as community services, information technology, health and construction.

Courses available through Skilled Capital range from certificate III to advanced diploma qualifications, as well as a selection of certificate II pathway qualifications. Skills sets which are shorter training courses comprising 1 or more units of competency linked to a licensing requirement or an industry need, are also offered under Skilled Capital.

The qualifications and courses offered under Skilled Capital are informed by the ACT Skills Needs List. This list enables the ACT Government to better target funding for training that is most likely to lead to improved employment outcomes for Canberrans.

Eligibility

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 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
    • is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
    • has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved Australian School-based Apprenticeship pathway.

In addition to the above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, your training provide must have evidence to demonstrate that a certificate II qualification is a justifiable learning pathway for you.

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 7 years. Also, you can only be subsidised for 1 Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway refer to the Australian Apprenticeships page.

Qualification List

The qualifications included in the August 2018 Skilled Capital release will be open for nomination and tuition fee input on 6 July 2018 and for enrolment from 9:30am 1 August 2018.

Qualifications included in this release will remain open until 21 December 2018 or until qualification caps are reached, in addition to qualifications already released in February 2018.

Skill Set List

The Skill Sets included in the August 2018 Skilled Capital release will be open for nomination and tuition fee input on AVETARS from 6 July 2018 and for enrolment from 9:30am 1 August 2018.

The Skill Sets in this release will remain open until 21 December 2018 or until Skill Set caps are reached, in addition to Skill Sets already released in February 2018.

Find a Skilled Capital qualification and training provider

There are many registered training organisations that have been approved to provide training for Skilled Capital qualifications. You can complete your training with any registered training organisation as long as they provide training in the qualification you want to complete and there are places available.

Further information about qualifications and registered training organisations is also available on the AVETARS website.