User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an Australian apprenticeship or traineeship. The level of funding varies by state, and in the Northern Territory the subsidies are paid directly to the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who delivers the training.
User Choice Funding NT reduces the cost of training employers have to pay. It covers a wide range of industries with nationally recognised qualifications from Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma.
To be eligible you must be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or hold another eligible visa. User Choice Funding covers certificate II and III qualifications for new employees, certificate IV or diploma for employees commencing employment or progressing from a lower level qualification and one progression level for a student - for example, from certificate II to III, or certificate III to IV.
Your employer will need to prove that you receive proper supervision at work as well as on-the-job instructions and guidance. They must also demonstrate that you will be supported to attend off-site training and be given time to complete assignment tasks.