Upskilled is pleased to be an approved provider of the ACT Government’s Skilled Capital program. Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative which provides Canberrans access to high quality training in areas of skills need in order to maximise improved employment opportunities.

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 you will undertake training in an area that has been identified as a skills need in the ACT. This will improve your employment opportunities and/or lead to further training options once you have completed your qualification.

Skilled Capital Courses and Pricing

Below is a list of Upskilled qualifications approved under the Skilled Capital Program:

Code Title Skilled Capital Student Fee Upskilled RRP

BSB20115

Certificate II in Business

$1,250 (57% OFF RRP)

$2,890

ICT20115

Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology

$1,250 (57% OFF RRP)

$2,890

ICT50715

Diploma of Software Development

$1,250 (72% OFF RRP)

$4,500

ICT30115

Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology

$1,250 (65% OFF RRP)

$3,550

ICT50115

Diploma of Information Technology

$1,250 (72% OFF RRP)

$4,500

ICT40115

Certificate IV in Information Technology

$1,250 (68% OFF RRP)

$3,850

ICT40415

Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking

$1,250 (68% OFF RRP)

$3,850

ICT50415

Diploma of Information Technology Networking

$1,250  (72% OFF RRP)

$4,500

BSB42615

Certificate IV in New Small Business

$1,250  (72% OFF RRP)

$3,850

BSB30415

Certificate III in Business Administration

Upskilled is currently not accepting Skilled Capital placed enrolments for this qualification.

$3,550

ICT40515

Certificate IV in Programming

$1,250 (68% OFF RRP)

$3,850

ICT50915

Diploma of Digital Media Technologies

Upskilled is currently not accepting Skilled Capital placed enrolments for this qualification.

$4,500

CHC52015

Diploma of Community Services

$1,250 (79% OFF RRP)

$5,950

Am I eligible?

In order to access this funding you will need to meet the follow requirements at the time of enrolment:

  • 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.

Unique student identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, everyone undertaking nationally-recognised vocational training in Australia needs a unique student identifier (USI). It enables you to access your training records and results. If you don’t have a USI, Upskilled will assist you in obtaining one.

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. Qualifications are delivered by Nationally Registered Training Organisation, Upskilled Pty Ltd, RTO 40374.