ACT Skilled Capital
Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative. Skilled Capital offers a comprehensive range of services to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them. Skilled Capital will improve access to high quality training in areas of skills needs and maximise improved employment opportunities for students.
"All qualification REACH offers under Skilled Capital are delivered Face to Face "
ACT Traineeships (User Choice)
The Traineeship program is designed to combine on-the-job training with structured learning leading to a nationally recognised qualification. Traineeships are funded by the ACT government through the User Choice funding program. 
Traineeships are:
  • are a great way to recruit staff and train employees
  • offer a huge range of qualifications to improve the operation of any business
  • provide the the ability to work and earn money while studying for the qualification
  • offer real life experience in the workplace

Please find below the list of the qualifications that REACH for Training delivers under the Skilled Capital and Traineeship program.
Code                     Qualification Title   Skilled Capital Standard Fee   Skilled Capital Concession Fee  User Choice Standard Fee*
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business $250 $100 $350
CHC30113 Certificate III In Early Childhood Education And Care $300 $100 $350
CHC33015 Certificate III In Individual Support (Ageing) $300 $100 $350
CHC33015 Certificate III In Individual Support (Disability) $300 $100 $350
CHC33015 Certificate III In Individual Support (Home and Community) $300 $100 $350
CHC32015 Certificate III In Community Services $300 $100 $350
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services $430 $320 $350
BSB30415 Certificate III In Business Administration $300 $100 $350
SIT30616 Certificate III In Hospitality $350
CHC43015 Certificate IV In Ageing Support $300 $260 $350
CHC43115 Certificate IV In Disability $300 $260 $350
CHC42015 Certificate IV In Community Services $300 $260 $350
SIT40416 Certificate IV In Hospitality $350
CHC50113 Diploma Of Early Childhood Education And Care $430 $320 $350
BSB40215 Certificate IV In Business $350
BSB42015 Certificate IV In Leadership and Management $350
BSB51918 Diploma In Leadership and Management $350
SIR30216 Certificate III In Retail $350
SIR40316 Certificate IV In Retail Management $350
Learner Eligibility
As a minimum, a learner must be (at the time of enrolment)
  • An Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • A person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible,
  • Living or working in the ACT
  • At least 15 years of age
  • 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.
Students are only subsidised for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time.
Eligible Visa Holders
Visas are subject to change at any time by the Australian Government.
  • 100 - Partner (migrant)
  • 102 - Adoption
  • 103 - Parent
  • 114 - Aged dependent relative
  • 115 - Remaining relative (permanent)
  • 116 - Carer (permanent)
  • 117 - Orphan relative
  • 124 - Distinguished talent
  • 132 - Business talent
  • 143 - Contributory aged parent
  • 155, 157 - Resident return visa
  • 186 - Employer nomination scheme
  • 187 - Regional sponsored migration scheme
  • 189 - Skilled independent
  • 190 - Skilled nominated
  • 200, 201, 202, 203, 204 and 866 - Permanent humanitarian visas
  • 309 - Partner (provisional)
  • 445 - Dependent child
  • 449 - Temporary humanitarian concern
  • 491 - Skilled work regional (provisional)
  • 494 - Skilled employer sponsored (provisional)
  • 785 - Temporary protection
  • 786 - Temporary humanitarian stay
  • 790 - Safe haven enterprise
  • 801 - Partner (permanent)
  • 802 - Child
  • 820 - Partner (temporary)
  • 864 - Contributory aged parent (permanent)
  • 866 - Protection (XA)
  • 887 - Skilled regional
  • 888 - Business innovation and investment (permanent)
  • 890 - Business owner
  • 891 - Investor
  • 892 - Sponsored business owner
  • 893 - Sponsored investor
  • Criminal justice stay (subclass ZB 951) visa holders who are victims of human trafficking and slavery
  • A bridging visa where the substantive visa appears on the eligible visa type list (evidence of both the bridging and substantive visa must be collected)
  • Refugees and asylum seekers who hold a bridging visa A, B, C or E (a current ACT Services Access Card provides acceptable evidence that an individual is an asylum seeker)

International students that hold the Subclass 500 visa are eligible to enrol in fee-free infection control Skill Sets under the Infection Control Training program. International students can only be enrolled with a Training Provider that holds an ACT Training Initiative Funding Agreement and is also registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) for the ACT.

Enrolment Process
The enrolment process requires the following criteria to be met:
  • Valid USI (Unique Student Identifier)
  • Learner Eligibility Check
  • Application/Enrolment Form(s)
  • Initial Skills Assessment (LLN)
Learner Commitment
In order to undertake the above qualifications under the Skilled Capital program, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of *35-45 hours a week. This includes:
  • Face to Face Classroom
  • Homework and Self-study
  • Work Placement hours
  • Assignment activities
  • Assessment time
*The above mentioned hours may vary based on the learner’s recognition of prior learning and competencies.
Completion Payment

Learners who successfully complete their qualification are eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the learner upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is $300 for each qualification and $100 for each Skill Set.

Learners will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed.

A learner is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are achieved through RPL.

A learner may be eligible for a completion payment if more than 50% of the units are achieved via credit transfer where the achievement is the result of a ‘change qualification’ variation.This completion payment eligibility criteria will apply to students that complete a qualification on or after 1 January 2019.

For more information regarding the completion payment please contact Skills Canberra on 02 6205 8555.

‘Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian