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Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government initiative providing a limited number of funded spots for individuals wanting to undertake a nationally recognised qualification to improve access to high quality training in areas of skills need and maximise improved employment outcomes for students.

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

Although the training is subsidised heavily by the ACT Government, students must make a contribution called a ‘Student Fee’ toward the training. Places are strictly limited. The following Student Fees will apply from 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

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.

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 below;

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

Please complete all forms and submit to

Download a Skilled Capital flyer here.

For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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