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ACT Skilled Capital

Funded Training Program



Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. The Skilled Capital initiative provides $21 million over three years to improve access to high quality training in areas of skills need and maximise improved employment outcomes 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.

If you are interested in completing one of the below courses complete the form below to register your expression of interest:

  • CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

    CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

How the course will be delivered

This course will be delivered by distance study and supported with visits to the service, regular contact by phone and email from ECTARC Training and Development Officers, as well as individual and class online webinars. 


As a minimum a student must, at the time of enrolment, be:

a) an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months or

b) a person who holds a visa that is identified as being eligible, and

c) living or working in the ACT, and

d) at least 15 years of age, and

e) not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student: i) is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or ii) has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an
approved ASBA pathway.


CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care          

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care


Completion payment

Skilled Capital participants who successfully complete their qualification are eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the Skilled Capital participant upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is $300 for each qualification. Australian Skilled Capital participants will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after successful completion of the qualification, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed. A Skilled Capital participant is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL. A significant proportion of units completed through credit transfer may also impact on student eligibility for the completion payment.

ACT Skilled Capital Handbook

What is a Unique Student Identifier (USI)?

 All students doing nationally recognised training need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). This includes students doing Vocational Education Training (VET) when they are still at school (VET for secondary students).

The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that:

  • creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with
  • will give you access to your training records and transcripts
  • can be accessed online, anytime and anywhere
  • is free and easy to create and
  • stays with you for life

It is not essential to get your USI to submit an expression of interest.  However, if wish to get your own USI please visit   All successful applicants will need to get a USI to commence this course.



Complete and submit the application form below to register your expression of interest in this course.  

Please note:
i)  the completion and submission of this form does not guarantee entry into the funded program or make it compulsory to commence a program.
ii) submitting the form below indicates that you have read and understood the eligibility requirements and that you will be able to produce original documentation to verify the information given during the enrolment process if your application is successful.

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CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

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