Northern Territory

The NT Government and BCA National Training Group are committed to workforce training and skilling initiatives and have a range of options that may be suited to your individual circumstances such as:

About User Choice Funding

User Choice Funding is available to students who meet the eligibility criteria for a traineeship with Australian Apprenticeships NT (AANT). The User Choice Funding program provides funding for the delivery of structured training and assessment for full-time, part-time, casual and school based apprentices and trainees in the Northern Territory. Taking on a traineeship doesn’t change your current work conditions, it allows you to access training which will be fully funded by the government. User Choice funding also provides traineeship benefits to the employer and the student, which may include a commencement and/or completion payment for the employer and a workwear/workgear bonus for the trainee.

You may be eligible for User Choice funding if:

•   You are an employee who has worked continuously for an employer either full-time for three months, or part-time or casual for 12 months

and you are

  • •   a person who worked when attending school and is subsequently entering a traineeship with the same employer OR
  • •   undertaking a traineeship in an occupation experiencing skills shortages as listed on the NT Skilled Occupation Priority List OR
  • •   Progressing to a higher level qualification within the same National Training Package, no more than 12 months after completing a previous apprenticeship or traineeship. The department will fund only the one progression, for example, Certificate II to a Certificate III OR
  • •   an Aboriginal person

User Choice Funding is available through BCA National for the following courses:

•  Certificate III in Individual Support
•  Diploma of Child Youth and Family Intervention
•  Diploma of Community Services
•  Diploma of Mental Health