Important funding update for ACT employers

Important funding update for ACT employers

  • Published on Monday 24 July, 2017
  • 3 min. to read


The new financial year is here which means new funding announcements from the ACT Government.

ACT Skilled Capital

Effective 2 August 2017, subsidised training is now available for a new list of qualifications – including apprenticeships and traineeships – under the ACT Government Skilled Capital scheme.*

The Skilled Capital initiative aims to improve access to high quality training in areas of skills need, and to improve employment outcomes for students.

It also promotes training and employment opportunities to the broader community through an increased awareness of the skills needed across the ACT.

Under the scheme, both employers and job seekers can access Government subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs List.

The initiative also provides a comprehensive range of support services to ensure students – including apprentices and trainees – receive the help they need to successfully complete their chosen qualification.

ACT Trade Connect Grants

Under the ACT Trade Connect Grants program, eligible companies^ may apply for financial assistance with export market development activities, including:

  • market visits
  • development of marketing material
  • promotion and advertising
  • trade show participation
  • incoming buyer visits
  • market research
  • mentoring

To be eligible for Trade Connect funding your business must:

  • be a registered Australian business or approved body
  • have a main business location in the ACT
  • have an annual income of less than $10 million
  • have tradeable goods or services for the export market to be developed.
  • have a current Export Development Plan

The best bit? When you sign up an apprentice or trainee, you may also be eligible for further Government financial incentives. Find out more here.

Ready to get started?

We’re here to help! Contact us today to arrange sign up of your apprentice or trainee, and we’ll also check your eligibility for further Government incentives.

*Eligibility criteria apply. Find out more here.
^Eligibility criteria apply. Find out more here.

Important funding update for ACT employers

Call us on 13 MEGT (6348) or contact us today to find out how we can help you take advantage of ACT Skilled Capital and ACT Trade Connect Grants.