User Choice (ACT)

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Eligibility Check

Complete this form to find out if you're eligible for funding:

Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen?

Are you 15 or older?

Is your job located in ACT?

Do you receive remuneration for your job?

Do you work at least 15 hours a week in your job?

Course interested in?

About User Choice (ACT)

User Choice Funding is a national funding scheme that subsidises the cost of an Australian Apprenticeship. The level of funding varies by state, and in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) the subsidies are paid directly to the Registered Training Organisation (RTO) who delivers the training.

User Choice Funding ACT reduces the amount of money you or your employer has to outlay.

To access User Choice Funding you must already be working in the ACT and being paid. As a minimum you must also be:

  • at least 15 years old
  • an Australian citizen, or permanent resident, or NZ passport holder with more than 6 months residency, or hold another eligible visa
  • be undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship with an approved RTO

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.

User Choice Funding in the ACT is available across a wide range of industries with nationally recognised qualifications at all levels — Certificate II, III, IV right through to Advanced Diploma.

New Workers vs Existing Workers

To be eligible for funding, you must already be in paid employment and you will be assessed on your status as either a New Worker or an Existing Worker. You are considered a New Worker if you are full time (employed for less than 3 months) or part time (employed for less than 12 months). Alternately, you are classed as an Existing Worker if you have been employed for longer.

Find Your Course Funding

User Choice Funding is an Australian Capital Territory (ACT) funding scheme and available on a select range of courses and training providers. If you are a student from another state, you might be elgible for another government funding scheme.

Approved Course List

We have 33 courses approved for User Choice government funding from our course providers.

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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 Government (PSP30112)

A Certificate III in Government PSP30112 is perfect for students seeking a career in the Australian public service. The qualification begins with the values and principles underpinning the public sector as well how to identify and comply with legislation. Student then choose from a range of elect...

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Certificate II in Government (PSP20112)

A Certificate II in Government PSP20112 is an entry level qualification, perfect for students seeking foundational skills for the Australian public service. Students learn the principles of public sector legislation, compliance and standard organisational procedures. They graduate work-ready. Thi...

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Certificate IV in Disability (CHC43115)

A Certificate IV in Disability CHC43115 is perfect for students seeking a career supporting and empowering clients with disabilities. This is a practical qualification and students graduate work-ready and able to provide individualised support, helping disabled clients become more active and incl...

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Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118)

The Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118) is perfect for IT Managers and Systems Support Analysts who need a broader range of ICT skills as well as an understanding of IT needs in the modern workplace. During the course you will be installing and upgrading operating systems and using a ran...

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Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418)

Launch your career in ICT Networking with this nationally recognised Diploma of Information Technology Networking (ICT50418). You’ll graduate with all the skills you need to design, install and test a server in a complex network environment — then manage the network while implementing a range of ...

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Certificate IV in Leisure and Health (CHC43415)

A Certificate IV in Leisure and Health CHC43415 is great for students needing the skills to design and implement leisure activities and health programs. And our course providers have structured the electives in this qualification so students gain specialised skills for working with elderly client...

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Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418)

The Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking (ICT40418) is perfect for anyone needing the skills to work on the IT help desk or in an office environment managing small-scale networks. This qualification is hands-on and students also graduate with a set of Microsoft certs in Windows Ser...

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Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518)

Learn to Code. The Certificate IV in Programming (ICT40518) is great for ICT and business professionals needing to expand their programming skills, or for anyone with an interest in digital, multimedia, or games programming. You’ll learn to work inside a range of programming languages and graduat...

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Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30118)

The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30118) is an entry-level qualification and a great introduction to applying ICT networking skills into the business environment. Learn how to configure and administer a network operating system while installing and maintaining a...

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