Funding Options

Traineeships (User Choice Funding)

User Choice funding arrangements provide subsidised apprenticeships and traineeships. User Choice is a national funding policy. Australian Apprenticeships in the ACT are funded by the ACT and Australian Governments. User Choice is available to eligible learners who are undertaking a nationally recognised qualification. These learners must be employed part time or full time working a minimum of 15 hours per week, have supervision in the workplace and must be released to attend off-the-job training. All learners must beet eligibility requirements and must pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment before enrolment can be offered.

Benefits of the program:

  • Earn while you learn!
  • Your new employee earns and learns via a User Choice funded traineeship with Communities@Work. They will be employed by you whilst learning with us.
  • The delivery of face-to-face workshops will support your new employee in understanding the skills and knowledge required for their job role.
  • A cost effective way for a new employee to study.
  • A financial incentive for employers! Pending trainee eligibility, employers can receive an incentive of up to $4000.00*. Partial payment will be issued on commencement and final payment on completion of the trainee’s qualification. The amount quoted is for an employee who is classified as a new worker.

For further information around employer incentives contact an Australian Network Provider (ANP).

MEGT: 02 6274 0000
Sarina Russo Apprenticeships: 1300 178 776
Apprenticeship Support Australia: 1300 363 831

Gain a qualified, high quality educator by training them with us!

For further information on enrolment under a FFS arrangement please contact the Centre of Professional Learning and Education on 02 6293 6220 or email cple@commsatwork.org.

Please note enrolment eligibility is subject to change as per the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

PDF Traineeships booklet

Skilled Capital Funding

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments’. Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs Lists. Skilled Capital is available to eligible learners wanting to enrol into a nationally recognised qualification. Skilled Capital funding is subject to available places. All learners must beet eligibility requirements and must pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment before enrolment can be offered.

Benefits of the Program:

  • Skilled Capital is a training pathway, providing high quality training in areas of skills needs, and maximising improved employment opportunities.
  • It provides candidates with the opportunity to access subsidised training within the ACT.
  • The delivery of face-to-face workshops will support students in understanding the skills and knowledge required for their job role in an early childhood environment.
  • A cost effective way to study with subsidised training.
  • Eligible candidates have the opportunity to develop their skills and work to their maximum potential through an accessible and flexible training sector.
  • A financial incentive for students! Pending eligibility, students can receive a completion incentive of up to $300.00.

For further information please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital website.

Please note enrolment eligibility is subject to change as per the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

PDF Skilled Capital booklet

Fee For Service (FFS)

This is an arrangement that is not linked to any Government funding or subsidised training. Learners who do not meet eligibility through Government funding arrangements have the opportunity to enrol through FFS arrangements. Where funding is not offered learners, they are liable to pay the full fees for the cost of training. Please refer to our fee policy for charges that can occur. All learners must meet eligibility requirements and must pass a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment before enrolment can be offered.

Please note enrolment eligibility is subject to change as per the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) 2015.

For further information on enrolment under a FFS arrangement please contact the Centre of Professional Learning and Education on 02 6293 6220 or email cple@commsatwork.org.

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