Entry Level Training


There are two types of entry-level training funding:

The first provides financial support to group training organisations for each apprentice.
The next refers to incentive payments to employers of apprentices in those trades that have been identified (annually) as having a skills shortage.


Entry-level training arrangements under this program apply only to persons who are under an ACT Contract of Training in an occupation or an activity considered relevant to the building and construction industry, or persons employed as entry-level workers in general construction.

Skills-shortage funding

Each year the Authority offers financial incentives for new apprenticeships where skills shortages have been identified. At the time of publication, the 2020 trades have yet to be announced. Please contact the Authority in January 2020 for more information on these incentives.

2015 Funding 

The Authority has budgeted $1,500,000 in 2020 to support ACT group training organisations, employers of Australian apprentices, registered training organisations, ACT schools and colleges and other stakeholders for its entry-level training. The funding will be used for specific programs as outlined below.

  • Australian apprenticeship funding to group training organisations (ACT)
  • Australian school-based apprenticeships - skills enhancement program.
  • Certificate II in Construction for students in ACT colleges
  • CITC - entry-level support program
  • Field officer assistance program for seven group training organisations (ACT)
  • On-the-job training incentives for employers of apprentices in trades identified as having a skills shortage
  • Teachers' assistance program in ACT colleges
  • WHS funding for seven group training organisations (ACT).