Training and skills

The ACT Government delivers a wide range of training and skills development programs so all Canberrans have the opportunity to gain solid qualifications that will lead to a good job. Growing Canberra’s skills base is also important to ensure we have the right workers to deliver the services, infrastructure and other major projects our city needs now and in the years ahead.

The Government is supporting almost 7,000 apprentices and trainees this year across 100 training providers in the ACT. This includes places for 714 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and 1,910 students with disability.

The Canberra Institute of Technology currently offers 362 courses, and has approximately 30,000 student enrolments each year. This includes 3,422 apprenticeship and trainee places and vocational places for 1,500 international students.

$608 million over 4 years for training & skills development

CIT became a member of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network in 2017. CIT’s Graduate Certificate in Networking & Cyber Security, which commenced in 2017, is the first of its kind in the country. In 2018 CIT will offer a Certificate IV in Cyber Security through an integrated model using internships with industry employers.

Women & mature workers in trades

Delivering on our election commitment, the Government is supporting training organisations and businesses to help them in developing approaches to increasing and retaining women in male dominated trades.

In 2016, only 2.2 per cent of total apprenticeship commencements in trades were women. The Government is working with providers and businesses to help place more women on worksites in the national capital. Next we will be rolling out more support for mature aged workers.

Training & Skills: In this budget: planning for Canberra Institute of Technologu cmapus renewal at Reid, explanded theatre technician training course delivered by CITY & the Canberra Theatre


Training and skills factsheet (pdf 377 KB)