Fresh Ideas and Training

Australian Capital Territory

This funding for courses in the Australian Capital Territory is no longer available. Information on this page is for archival purposes only.


Skills Canberra – Australian Capital Territory Funding

This training was subsidised by the ACT Government – Education and Training Directorate

How can Skills Canberra funding help me undertake training or gain a qualification at a reduced cost?

The ACT Education and Training Directorate wants more people to undertake training in areas where skilled workers are needed. To help you do this, the government provides funding for part of your course through the ACT User Choice program for apprentices and trainees.


STUDENT Eligibility

To be eligible to undertake a course through ACT User Choice funding you must meet the following criteria:

Are you:

  • Work in the ACT and be
  • 15 years old or over?
  • No longer at school?
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, New Zealand passport holder who has been a resident in Australia for more than 6 months or be a Visa holder with work rights on a pathway to permanent residency.

You also need to:

  • Receive remuneration for your work
  • Complete a minimum of 15 hours combined work and training per week.
  • Have required supervision in your workplace to undertake a traineeship

If you answered ‘Yes’ to all four questions, then you’re eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised course with Daniels Associates.


What Courses are Available?

This funding for courses in the Australian Capital Territory is no longer available. Information on this page is for archival purposes only.

The courses available and course fees under our ACT User Choice contract were:




Traineeship – funding available state wide

Certificate III in Cleaning Operations (CPP30316)

Funding is available for new workers ONLY.


Certificate III in Hospitality (SIT30616)

Funding is available for new and existing workers


New works by standard definition means you have worker for an employer on a full time basis for less than 3 months or on a part time basis for less than 12 months.


Payment of fees

Course fees are payable by various payments plans that include 2 equal payments over 12 months or weekly payments via direct debit. All fees must be paid by the student prior to completing their qualification.

Recovery of Outstanding Fees

Students must pay all fees and charges by the due date. Failure to pay fees and charges may result in any or all of the following until the student pays the full amount:

  • Suspension from attending or participating in the course
  • Exclusion from assessment activities
  • Withholding of certification documentation
  • Termination of the enrolment
  • Exclusion from any future enrolments at Daniels Associates

Daniels Associates may refer fees and charges remaining unpaid after ninety (90) days from the due date to a debt collection agency.


Concession fees

Concession fees are discounted fees for disadvantages students. Daniels Associates are not currently approved by the ACT Education and Training Directorate to offer concessional fees to students.

Proof of eligibility for concession fee includes:

  • Hold a current Health Care Card or Pension Card
  • Can prove genuine hardship


Course withdrawal

The student must advise us of their course withdrawal 5 days prior to avoiding any penalties. After this point the student will be charged 10% of their enrolment fee.

Fee refunds

Daniels Associates will refund all or part of a student’s course fees if:

  • Daniels Associates cancels a course for any reason
  • A student withdraws before the cut-off date for withdrawal without penalty
  • The RTO Manager determines that course delivery did not meet the reasonable expectations of the student
  • A student re-enrols only to repeat a unit or module with a not-yet-competent result and the student subsequently successfully appeals the original decision
  • Daniels Associates agrees that the student has medical, hardship or other extenuating circumstance preventing their attendance
  • A student has overpaid the course fee
  • Daniels Associates has granted Credit Transfer (CT) or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) after enrolment and the fee recalculation is lower than the fee the student has already paid.

Fee Assurance Statement

Daniels Associates is required to protect fees that a student pays in advance for nationally recognised training. The requirement protects individuals should Daniels Associates cease to operate and consequently not be able to complete or offer a course of study in which the student has a prepaid enrolment. To meet this regulation, Daniels Associates will accept payment of not more than fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) from a student prior to course commencement. Following course commencement, Daniels Associates may require payment of additional fees in advance from the student, but the total prepaid amount must not exceed fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) at any time.

Students Enrolled in Smart and Skilled Subsidised Courses – Consumer Protection Policy

Daniels Associates is committed to ensuring consumer protection as a requirement for ACT Government User Choice subsidised courses. Daniels Associates policy for ACT User Choice Consumer Protection is embraced within our Complaints and Appeals Procedure found on our website under student information

On notification of any complaint by a student in the ACT, the complaint handling processes specified within this Policy will be actioned. Complaints will also be monitored for continuous improvement purposes

RTO Manager

If a student enrolled in an ACT User Choice funded program wishes to make a complaint or appeal, or is seeking further consumer protection information, they may contact Daniels Associates RTO Manager.

Telephone: (02) 4962 4425


Further information can be found on the ACT Government Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate at:

Students enrolled in a ACT Government subsidised course, who are not satisfied with how the College has attended to their complaint or appeal may refer their matter to the ACT Government Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Students should contact:

Training and Tertiary Education – ACT Education and Training Directorate

Phone: (02) 6205 8555  

Fax: (02) 6205 8448



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