Fee Free ACT Job Trainer Program

The JobTrainer Fund supports job seekers and young people, aged 17 to 24, into employment as Australia emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

JobTrainer – ‘JobTrainer is a jointly funded initiative of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.’

About JobTrainer

Level up your skills for free!

JobTrainer offers free vocational education and training to young people (17 to 24 years, who have finished school), and job seekers across Canberra in areas of employment growth.

This is one of the ways the ACT Government is supporting jobs and the economy during COVID-19. JobTrainer is a $16.75 million program, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and ACT governments, and is designed to complement other training available through existing ACT Government schemes.

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JobTrainer is a $16.75 million program, jointly funded by the Commonwealth and ACT governments, and is designed to complement other training available through existing ACT Government schemes.

Courses Available To Enrol, Under JobTrainer Program

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students must, at the time of enrolment, be:

  • a person aged 17-24 years of age, regardless of employment status, who is not enrolled in or attending a school or college, or another program leading to the completion of year 12, or
  • a job seeker who is:
  • out of work; and/or
  • in receipt of income support payments

What is Skilled Capital?

Skilled Capital – ‘Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments.’

Skilled Capital is an ACT Government funded training initiative offering a comprehensive range of services and subsidies to provide Canberrans the support they need to complete the training that is right for them.

Skilled Capital offers an opportunity for the Canberra community to access quality training and fill critical skills needs areas across a range of industries such as community services, information technology, health and construction.

To be eligible for Skilled Capital, you must, at the time of enrolment, be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • at least 15 years of age, and
  • not enrolled in or attending secondary school or college except where the student:
    • is undertaking a course of study leading to completion of year 12 in an alternative program, or
    • has an Exemption Certificate and the selected Skilled Capital qualification is an approved Australian School-based Apprenticeship pathway.
In addition to the above, to be eligible for a certificate II level Skilled Capital qualification, your training provider must have evidence to demonstrate that a certificate II qualification is a justifiable learning pathway for you.

Frequently asked questions

Answers to your questions about JobTrainer.

JobTrainer aims to provide free training opportunities to young people and job seekers in the ACT.

As a minimum, students must be:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or New Zealand passport holder resident for more than 6 months, or
  • an eligible visa holder, and
  • living or working in the ACT, and
  • a person aged 17 to 24 years of age, regardless of employment status, who is not enrolled in or attending a school or college, or another program leading to the completion of year 12, or
  • a job seeker who is:
    • out of work, and/or
    • in receipt of income support payments.

To undertake training through JobTrainer, you will need to contact a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer places in a course or qualification you want to do.

Find a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer training courses by referring to the Find a JobTrainer training provider page.

Choosing what you want to study or train in can be difficult. There are so many choices! JobTrainer is specifically designed to offer free training in courses and qualifications where there is a high potential for employment in Canberra, due to the skills needs of our economy and areas of employment growth.

You should also consider your current skills and what you are good at or if you have any qualifications or training you have previously completed.

For more information about choosing a course go to MySkills website.

JobTrainer is delivered by registered training organisations (RTOs). RTOs include TAFE (Canberra Institute of Technology), private training providers and some industry associations and companies.

Find a registered training organisation (RTO) that is delivering JobTrainer training courses by referring to the Find a JobTrainer training provider page.

When courses start will depend on the type of course or qualification you are undertaking, the mode of delivery (online or face-to-face) and your RTO. Speak to your preferred RTO about when the course would begin.

JobTrainer places are open for enrolment until September 2021 or until further notice.

A range of services will be available to support JobTrainer participants. Speak with your training provider about the support they can provide.

Courses and qualifications have been identified based on industry skill needs, economic conditions, upskilling opportunities and priorities raised through consultation including with the National Skills Commission.

JobTrainer is designed to ensure young people and job seekers gain skills to improve their employment prospects.