ACT Skilled Capital

ACT Skilled Capital

ACT Skilled Capital

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government initiative providing a limited number of financially assisted placements for eligible individuals wishing to undertake a nationally recognised qualification to improve on their employment outcomes. Students who successfully complete a course through the Skilled Capital program are eligible for a completion bonus.

Kirana Workforce Development is able to deliver the following qualifications under the Skilled Capital program to eligible participants:

QualificationStudent fee non- concessionalStudent fee concessionalStudent completion bonus*
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business$100$50$300
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services$200$100$300
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care$100$50$300
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)$100$50$300
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)$100$50$300
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support (Home and Community)$100$50$300
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support$300$150$300
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability$220$110$300
CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services$320$160$300
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care$400$200$300

qandaWho is eligible for the Skilled Capital initiative?

  • Individuals must be:
    • An Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than six (6) months, or
    • A visa holder with work rights to engage in work in Australia, 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 satisfy the remaining eligibility criteria.
  • Past education attainment will not impact a student’s eligibility for certificate III qualifications and above. However, a student cannot be funded for a qualification they have already completed. Students are only subsidised for one Skilled Capital qualification at a time.

Who qualifies for an ACT Skilled Capital Exemption?


  • Under certain circumstances students may be eligible to pay the course concession fee only. If at the start of your training one of the below criteria applies to you a Concession Fee may be available to.
    • Australian Government Health Care Card; or\
    • Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card; or
    • Australian Government Pensioner Concession Card; or
    • Veteran’s Gold Card.
  • Through the Concession Fee, your course, all or in part, may be funded. Speak to one of our Career Course Advisors to understand more information about fee concessions and waivers.

What is a completion bonus?


  • To prepare for the current and future demand for important skills, the ACT government, through the Skilled Capital initiative, has provided a incentive for students residing in the ACT to invest themselves in industries expected to grow.
  • The completion bonus was created so that students who successfully complete their qualification are entitled to a completion bonus paid directly to them by Skills Canberra. The completion bonus is noted in the table above.



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