Changes to Subsidy Amounts of Certain Certificate II Qualifications in Skilled Capital and ACT Australian Apprenticeships

The subsidy amount for certain Certificate II qualifications for the Skilled Capital and Australian Apprenticeships programs has changed. The new subsidy amount for the affected Certificate II qualifications will take effect for Skilled Capital enrolments and Australian Apprenticeship commencements after 1 July 2017.

The subsidy amount of certain Skilled Capital and ACT Australian Apprenticeship Certificate II qualifications will change for enrolments and commencements occurring after 1 July 2017.

Table 1 highlights the current and new subsidy amounts, new minimum tuition fees and new maximum concession for the Skilled Capital Certificate II qualifications impacted by this change.

Table 1 – Changes to Skilled Capital Certificate II Qualifications, effective for enrolments from 1 July 2017

Qual CodeCurrent Qual NameCurrent Subsidy AmountNew Subsidy AmountNew Minimum Tuition FeeNew Max Concession
AHC20416Certificate II in Horticulture$2,360$4,270$100$420
AHC20616Certificate II in Parks and Gardens$3,220$3,790$100$360
AHC21616Certificate II in Landscaping$3,020$4,070$100$400
FSK20113Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways$1,620$1,860$100$160
AHC21016Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management$2,450$4,630$120$460

As the new minimum tuition fees are either equal to or lower than the old amounts, there is no requirement for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to change their tuition fees. However, RTOs can make these changes through AVETARS if they wish to update their fees.

Skills Canberra has determined that subsidies for qualifications funded under Skilled Capital should not be higher than subsidies under the ACT Australian Apprenticeships Program. Subsequently, there will be changes to the subsidies for the same qualifications in Table 1 (where the new price is higher) under the ACT Australian Apprenticeship Program. These changes are outlined in Table 2.

Table 2 - Changes to ACT Australian Apprenticeship Program Certificate II Qualifications

Qual CodeCurrent Qual NameCurrent Subsidy AmountExisting Worker Funding Available*New Subsidy Amount**
AHC20516Certificate II in Arboriculture$2,440Y$4,060
AHC20416Certificate II in Horticulture$2,360N$4,270
AHC20616Certificate II in Parks and Gardens$3,220Y$3,790
AHC21616Certificate II in Landscaping$3,020Y$4,070
AHC21016Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management$2,450N$4,630

*The existing worker funding status will not change

**Will take effect for training contracts with a commencement date after 1 July 2017.

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Submitted on 2017-06-26 by Wechelle Balbarosa

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