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Skilled Capital

What is 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.

Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List, as well as a selection of Certificate II pathway qualifications that may lead to further training at a higher level. This means that through Skilled Capital students will undertake training in an area that has been identified as a skills need in the ACT. This will improve students employment opportunities and/or lead to further training options once the students have completed their qualification.

ACCCO is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the ACT Government to provide training for Skilled Capital qualifications. Please see further information on the Skilled Capital website here.

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must at the time of enrolment be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months; or
  • a permanent Humanitarian visa holder; or
  • a visa holder with work rights on a pathway to permanent residency and not excluded from participation in government funded training and

living or working in the ACT, and

  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • 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 meet the remaining eligibility criteria.)
  • To be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, you must meet the above criteria, and:              not have completed a certificate III or higher (excluding foundation skills qualifications); or                                  have suffered changed circumstances which impacts your ability to undertake training and/or work such as ill  health.

Previous education and training will not impact your eligibility for certificate III qualifications and above. However, you cannot be funded for a qualification you have completed within the last seven years. Also, you can only be subsidised for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

In each instance, the outcome of the Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment conducted by your training provider must identify that a certificate II qualification is an appropriate learning pathway.

If you are not eligible for Skilled Capital or are seeking a different training pathway, such as an Australian Apprenticeship, there are a range of different options available to you.

Check your eligibility here.

Cost to the Participant

If a person is eligible for funding under Skilled Capital, the ACT Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. Places are strictly limited. The following student contibution fees will apply from the 15/02/18 to 1/08/18 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.

Qualification Name
Course Code
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Contribution Fee

Concession Fee

Certificate II in Community Services
Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Please note:
 Course fees include all resources and materials. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Skilled Capital Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rates > Click Here <

Am I eligible for Concession?

RTO’s may offer a fee concession to eligible students in certain circumstances.

A student is eligible for a fee concession if, at the commencement of training they:

  • hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Card, or
  • can prove genuine hardship

If a student wishes to claim a fee waiver due to genuine financial hardship, they need to advise ACCCO at the time enrolment. Student will be given a fee waiver form to fill out and will be required to provide a form of evidence confirming the hardship. Financial hardship claim form.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read more

Credit Transfer

Credit transfer (sometimes known as advanced standing) is awarded when a student has completed the units required for a qualification at another Registered Training Organisation. This may reduce the amount of time it will take you to gain a qualification, and reduce the overall cost. ACCCO provides credit transfer free of chargeRead more

Payment Options

We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay for your qualification:

  • Less than $200: no payment plans available (full upfront payment is required)
  • $200 to $600: $50/month

Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.

Completion Payment for ACT Skilled Capital

Students who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey.

The completion payment is $300 for each qualification.

Students may 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 student is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL and/or credit transfer (refer Completion Arrangements).

How to Apply

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to download an enrolment pack and complete a Literacy, Numeracy and Language Indicator (LLN). Please submit your application to Alternatively you can post or visit us.

Certificate III Enrolment Pack
Certificate IV Enrolment Pack
Diploma/ Advanced Diploma Enrolment Pack

You will need to attach the following documents with your application:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)
    - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare care; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed    qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.
  • Colour copy of any concession cards if held.

Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

For more information please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet and Skilled Capital Flyer

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