Sunday, August 23, 2015

Low Cost Vocational Training for Canberra Residents

The ACT Government is subsidizing the cost of Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs for people in Canberra. The Skilled Capital Vocational Education Training Program covers courses offered both by commercial Registered Training Organizations and the Canberra Institute of Technology (where I got my Cert IV in T&A).

There is a wide range of qualifications covered by the courses, but there is a cap on the number of places in each. The list appears to reflect the demand for skilled workers in the Canberra. The subsidy varies from qualification to qualification and is up to half the course fee. It is not clear why the variation in subsidy, but perhaps this reflects the jobs priorities of the ACT Government.

There are limits on eligibility, for example being an Australian citizen or permanent resident,  living or working in the ACT.

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