Northern Territory

There are three programs available in the Northern Territory:

  1. NT Training Entitlement - for Certificate III and IV qualification
  2. NT Training Loan Scheme - for Diploma and Advanced Diploma qualifications
  3. User Choice Funding - for apprentices and trainees

About the NT Training Entitlement

The Northern Territory Training Entitlement will provide access to a government subsidised training place to a minimum of a person's first Certificate III qualification, which:

  • is accessible through any contracted registered training organisation (RTO), public or private, which meets NT criteria to offer the training entitlement;

  • is available as a minimum to all working age Territorians (from post-school to pension age) without a Certificate lll or higher qualification, subject to meeting minimum entry requirements and NT based criteria; and

  • includes foundation skills or lower qualifications contained within the Certificate Ill qualification.

This entitlement is for Territorians who intend to enrol in and complete a Certificate III (or above) qualification in the vocational education and training sector. The entitlement does not apply to the higher education sector.

Student Eligbility

To be eligible for the entitlement, a prospective student must:

  1. live in the Northern Territory (NT)
  2. be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or hold a visa without work or study restrictions; or are a New Zealand citizen who has lived in Australia for over six months
  3. be at least 17 years old and have left school


Apprenticeships and traineeships cannot be subsidised under this program. 

Government agencies cannot access the qualifications offered under this program as professional development for their employees. If you are a government employee, you can apply for these training courses as an individual if the training is not for your professional development.

Available Courses

AHC31410 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
BSB30115 Certificate III in Business
BSB41915 Certificate IV in Business (Governance)
BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
CHC40313 Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Intervention
CHC40413 Certificate IV in Youth Work
CHC42015 Certificate IV in Community Services
CHC43015 Certificate IV in Ageing Support
CHC43115 Certificate IV in Disability
CHC43215 Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs
CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health
FNS 30315 Certificate III in Accounts Administration
PSP 30712 Certificate III in School Support Services 

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 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 attracts 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.

If you meet the following criteria you may be eligible for User Choice funding:

• 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
• an Indigenous person OR
• a person who worked when attending school and is subsequently entering a traineeship with the same employer

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

Diploma of Community Services Work
Diploma of Child, Youth and Family Intervention
Certificate III in Disability
Certificate III in Home & Community Care
Certificate III in Aged Care