Funded Training Initiatives

The Australian Government and state/territory governments provide funding for vocational education and training (VET) in Australia. It is underpinned by:

  • high standards of training
  • strategically targeted funding
  • industry developed training packages.

Skills Canberra manages funding related to the VET, higher education and adult community education sectors.

Funded training initiatives offered by the Directorate include:

Skilled Capital

The Skilled Capital initiative provides $21 million over three years to improve access to high quality training in areas of skills and increase the employment prospects for students. The initiative also provides a comprehensive range of support services to ensure students accessing training receive the help they need to successfully complete their chosen qualification.

Australian Apprenticeships

Australian Apprenticeships include both apprenticeships and traineeships which combine practical work with structured learning and lead to a nationally recognised qualification. Please visit the ACT Qualifications Register to search a list of registered qualifications and registered training organisations (RTOs) approved to deliver Australian Apprenticeships training in the ACT.

ACT Adult Community Education Grants Program

The ACT Adult Community Education (ACE) Grants Program (ACE Grants Program) is designed to support quality adult community learning opportunities in a range of formal and informal settings using flexible and student-centred activities.