ACT User Choice

User Choice Funding is an Australian Apprenticeship initiative. It’s a great way to get a head start in your chosen career and aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry, responding to changing government priorities. Train Australia Pty Ltd, trading as ARC Training (RTO # 91007), has been approved to provide qualifications listed on the ACT Qualifications Register. Australian Apprenticeships in the ACT are funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.

Click here (or scroll down the page) to view a list of approved qualifications and the Student Co-Contribution Fees.

To be eligible you must: 

  • be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • Work in the ACT;
  • Be at least 15 years of age
  • Receive remuneration for your work;
    • Complete a minimum of 15 hours’ combined work and training per week. Casual employees cannot undertake an Australian Apprenticeship in the ACT. Employment and training hours may be averaged over 4 weeks for non-school-based training contracts.
    • Undertake an approved Australian Apprenticeships qualification with an approved RTO, as listed on the ACT Qualifications Register;
    • Have the required supervision in the workplace for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Completion Payment:

Australian Apprentices who successfully complete their qualification are eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey. The completion payment is $300 for each qualification.

Students will be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to 1 year after successful completion of the qualification, provided an up to date email and bank account details are confirmed.

An Australian Apprentice is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through Recognition of Prior Learning. An Australian Apprentice may be eligible for a completion payment if more than 50% of the units are achieved via credit transfer where the achievement is the result of:

  • a training contract variation i.e. change of RTO and/or qualification; or
  • the Australian Apprentice is undertaking a training contract with a new employer for the same qualification or its replacement in a new training contract.

For more information please visit: https://www.skills.act.gov.au/apprenticeships

Approved Qualifications

List of approved qualifications to deliver on the ACT Qualifications Register:

Code Title Student fees payable
Business and Customer Service Tuition Fee Fee Concession
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business $350 $175
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business $350 $175
BSB30215 Certificate III in Customer Engagement $350 $175
BSB30415 Certificate III in Business Administration $350 $175
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business $350 $175
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration $350 $175
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business $350 $175
BSB40515 Certificate IV in Business Administration $350 $175
BSB40615 Certificate IV in Business Sales $350 $175
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management $350 $175
BSB50215 Diploma of Business $350 $175
BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership and Management $350 $175
Community Services
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services $350 $175
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support $350 $175
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support $350 $175
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability $350 $175
CHC43415 Certificate IV in Leisure and Health $350 $175
Manufacturing
MSM30116 Certificate III in Process Manufacturing $350 $175
Retail
SIR20216 Certificate II in Retail Services $350 $175
SIR30216 Certificate III in Retail $350 $175
Hospitality
SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality $350 $175
Transport and Logistics
TLI21216 Certificate II in Driving Operations $350 $175
TLI21815 Certificate II in Logistics $350 $175
TLI3216 Certificate III in Logistics $350 $175