Skilled Capital (ACT)

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About Skilled Capital (ACT)

Skilled Capital is the funding program in the ACT to help students undertake Vocational Education and Training (VET). Skilled Capital gives students in the ACT access to high quality training to maximise employment opportunities.

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months, OR a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible; AND
  • at least 15 years of age; AND
  • living or working in the ACT
  • no longer at school; AND
  • not enrolled in or a ending secondary school or college except where the student:
    1. is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
    2. has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification on is an approved ASBA pathway.

Skilled Capital provides eligible students from the ACT with government subsidised training from Certificate II through to Diploma level qualifications.

Focusing on two key areas, Skilled Capital aims to provide training in areas of the highest skills need in the ACT; and at the same time deliver a productive and highly skilled workforce which contributes to the economic future of the ACT.

ACT Skills Needs List

The ACT Skills Needs List identifies the skills needed within the ACT. Skilled Capital Funding for training up to diploma level in a variety of industries and professions are contained on the list. A number of certificate II level qualifications that provide a pathway to further training or employment also attract funding.

The number of training places available under Skilled Capital is capped for each qualification. Qualification caps may be adjusted throughout the initiative based on enrolment uptake, changing skills needs and budgetary constraints.

Support for Students

Skilled Capital also includes provisions for significant training support especially assisting students to successfully complete their qualification.

Students may be eligible to receive support in Foundation Skills, such as language, reading, writing, communication and numeracy skills. Additionally Skilled Capital has provisions for disability support, learning support or other identified support specific to individual circumstances.

Number of Qualifications Funded Per Student

Students are only funded for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time and will not be funded for a qualification they have already completed within the last seven years.

Approved Courses

There are 26 courses approved for Skilled Capital government funding. These are the most popular courses.

Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415)

The Certificate III in Business Administration is an entry level course perfect for students seeking careers in office and business environments or already working in roles like Office Assistant, Receptionist, Junior Personal Assistant or Payroll Officer. Students will gain immediate skills in ke...

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Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015)

The Certificate III in Community Services (CHC32015) is excellent for students seeking careers as community services workers. Students begin with the foundation skills essential for maintaining personal safety while helping others. They learn how to manage personal stress, and communicate with cl...

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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC30113)

The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care is for students seeking roles in a range of early childhood education settings, working within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. Students gain a range of knowledge a...

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Certificate III in Individual Support (CHC33015)

The Certificate III In Individual Support (CHC33015) is perfect for students wanting community service roles supporting the elderly, disabled, or other vulnerable people. Students graduate with the facts, techniques, procedures and practices required to deliver person-centred support. Students be...

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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115)

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology is for people supporting information technology activities in the workplace. Students could gain employment across a wide range of IT areas, including technical support, network administration, web technologies, software programs an...

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Certificate III in Interactive Gaming and Programming Specialisation (ICT30115)

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115) is a great starting point for anyone with very little IT skills or experience. The interactive gaming and programming specialisation adds introductory programming methods, 2D and 3D digital animations, simple modelling te...

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Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215)

The Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs (CHC43215) is an entry level qualification for students wanting to work or volunteer providing services and interventions to clients with alcohol or drug issues. During the course, students complete 17 units with a lot of focus on interpersonal skills...

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Certificate IV in Business (BSB40215)

The Certificate IV in Business is suitable for administrators and project officers wanting to step into leadership roles. Students will gain valuable skills in planning and organising meetings, managing customer service, leading team innovation as well as delivering complex written communication....

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Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115)

The Certificate IV in Information Technology is suitable for students requiring a wide range of knowledge and skills in basic networking, ICT support, database development, programming and web development support. Students will gain technical skills in network and server installation as well as l...

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Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40415)

The Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to install and manage small scale networks, either as an independent network support technician or as part of a team. Students will learn how to install, configure and test an internet prot...

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