ACT Skilled Capital Program

  *Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian  Governments. Skilled Capital is a new 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. Click here for more information.
Completion Bonus: $300 completion bonus for students under Skilled Capital program.The completion payment is $300 for each qualification. Students will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to 1 year after successful completion of the qualification.  
Code Qualification Title Student Standard fee Student Concession fee Student completion Bonus* T – Traineeship, SC – Skilled Capital
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business  $250  $100  $300 T, SC
SIT20416 Certificate II in Kitchen Operations  $250  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability )  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality  $300  $100  $300 T, SC
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support  $300  $260  $300 T, SC
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability  $300  $260  $300 T, SC
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services  $300  $260  $300 T, SC
SIT40416 Certificate IV in Hospitality  $300  $260  $300 T, SC
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care  $430  $320  $300 T, SC
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business  $350 T
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management  $350 T
BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management  $350 T
SHB20116 Certificate II in Retail Cosmetics  $350 T
SHB30115 Certificate III in Beauty Services  $350 T
SHB50115 Diploma of Beauty Therapy  $350 T
SHB30416 Certificate III in Hairdressing  $350 T
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail  $350 T
SIR40316 Certificate IV in Retail Management  $350 T
To view the complete list of all the available courses, please view the available Courses in ACT Qualifications Register.    

Student Eligibility

As a minimum, a student must be (at the time of enrollment):
  1. An Australian citizen, Permanent Resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  2. A person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible (visa types mentioned below), and
  3. Living or working in the ACT
  4. At least 15 years of age
  5. Not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college. Students with an Exemption Certificate are not eligible for Skilled Capital. Students who are undertaking year 10 or year 12 equivalent study in an alternative program are eligible provided they satisfy the remaining eligibility criteria.
In addition to above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification the student must:
  1. Not have completed a certificate III or higher (excluding foundation skills qualification) or
  2. Have suffered changed circumstances which impacts their ability to undertake training and/or work, such as ill health.
Learner Commitment: In order to undertake the above qualifications, the learner commitment is expected to be at a minimum of 35-45 hours a week. This includes:
  1. Face to Face Classroom
  2. Homework and Self-study
  3. Work Placement hours
  4. Assignment activities
  5. Assessment time
*The above mentioned hours may vary based on the learner’s recognition of prior learning and competencies
Students are only enrolled in one Skilled Capital qualification at a time.
Evidence required
Citizenship and Permanent Residency
  • Australian Birth Certificate
  • Australian Passport
  • Australian Permanent Resident Visa
  • Nationalisation Certificate
  • Green Medicare Card
  • New Zealand Passport (residency status must be longer than 6 months)
Visa Holder Eligible visa types:
  •  100 Partner (Migrant) visa
  • 189 Skilled Independent visa
  • 190 Skilled Nominated visa
  • 200,201,202,203,204,866 Permanent Humanitarian visas
  • 309 Partner (Provisional) visa
  • 445 Dependent Child visa
  • 449 Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa
  • 785 Temporary Protection visa
  • 786 Temporary Humanitarian Stay visa
  • 790 Safe haven Enterprise visa
  • 801 Partner (Permanent) visa
  • 820 Partner (Temporary) visa
  • Criminal Justice Stay visa (Subclass ZB 951) holders who are victims of human trafficking and slavery
  • A Bridging visa where the substantive visa appears on the eligible visa type list. Note: evidence of both the Bridging and substantive visa must be provided.
  • Refugees and asylum seekers who hold a Bridging Visa A, B, C or E.
  Ineligible visa types:
  • 400 Temporary Work (short stay) visa
  • 402 Training and Research visa
  • 417 Working Holiday visa
  • 457 Temporary Work (Skilled) visa
  • 489 Skilled Regional visa
  • 571 School Sector visa
  • 572 Vocational Education and Training Sector visa
  • 573 Higher Education Sector visa
  • 574 Postgraduate Research Sector visa
  • 575 Non Award Sector visa
  • 576 Foreign Affairs or Defence sector visa
  • 600,601,651 Visitor visas
  • 995 Diplomatic (Temporary) visa
For other visa types, please email us your copy to know your eligibility
ACT Residency
  • Current ACT Drivers Licence
  • Health Care Card
  • Pension Card
  • ACT Proof of Age Card
  • Utilities account relating to the street address issued within the last 3 months       (e.g. mobile, telephone, electricity etc.)
  • Contract of purchase, current lease/rental document.
ACT Employment A letter or email from an ACT Employer to show the street address where the student is working in the ACT, or a Statutory Declaration
Proof of Age over 15 Years Documents showing DOB, such as
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Health Care Card
  • ACT Proof of Age Card.
Person with a Disability
  • Self-identification on the registration form
  • Proof of benefit
  • Document from a support professional
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Self-identification on the registration form
Completion Payment Students who successfully complete their qualification are eligible for a completion payment of $300 for each qualification; $100 for each Skill Set. A student is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL and/or credit transfer. Students will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent. A student is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL or credit transfer. A significant proportion of units completed through credit transfer may also impact on student eligibility for the completion payment.
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment Every student must do a LLN check before we enroll you on any of the course we offer. When you are working you must be able to read important documents like safety notes and follow written instructions. You must be in a position to be able to write down some information for your fellow workers too. This assessment will help us decide what level support you would require during your course.
Unique Student Identifier (USI) From 1st January 2015 if you are undertaking nationally recognised training delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).   Creating your USI is easy, please go to and click on ‘I want to create a USI’ button. For further details, please do not hesitate to contact us @ 1300 361 343
Traineeship: These qualifications may also be delivered as traineeship. Please visit for more information .
Contact us For detailed pre-enrollment information on eligibility criteria, fee concession and payment plan, please email us or call us on 1300 361 343.