Student Information

YWCA Canberra’s Education and Training prides itself in providing a supportive and nurturing environment to support students through their studies. This page includes information on fees, government funding, how to enrol, and other important documents and forms. For more information on what is expected from our students please see the Student Handbook at the link below.

What does our training cost?

YWCA Canberra’s Education and Training Fees Schedule outlines how YWCA Canberra Education and Training fees and charges are collected for the delivery of our training and assessment services. We offer training as fee for service and via government funding.

Government funding

YWCA Canberra offers training that may be subsidised via government funding, we can offer training under two government funding initiatives, ACT Skilled Capital and User Choice Traineeships and Apprenticeships.

What is Skilled Capital?

‘Skilled Capital is an ACT Government training initiative, funded by the ACT and Australian Governments’. Skilled Capital provides subsidised training in a selection of qualifications from the ACT Skills Needs Lists. Skilled Capital is available to eligible students wanting to undertake a nationally recognised program, subject to available places. For further information please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital website.

What is User Choice?

User Choice is a national funding policy for Australian Apprenticeships, ‘Australian Apprenticeships in the ACT are funded by the ACT and Australian Governments’. User Choice provides subsidised apprenticeships and traineeships in a selection of qualifications. User Choice is available to eligible trainees who are undertaking a nationally recognised program and must have supervision in the workplace; opportunities to develop and practice new skills and must be released to attend off the job training. For further information please visit the ACT Government website.

Please contact YWCA Canberra Education and Training team on 02 6175 9900 for availability of places in the program, for more information about the course and your eligibility.

How to enrol

YWCA Canberra Education and Training approach to enrolment and induction is to provide a pathway for students to make informed decisions about their training and assessment and enter a training pathway that is the right fit for the student and their current or future employment.

Depending on the course you wish to enrol in you may need to attend an information session, details of this can be found on each of the course information pages.

Unique Student Identifier

Students undertaking nationally recognised training are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and supply this to any Registered Training Organisation that they are undertaking nationally-recognised training with. For further information please visit

You’ve decided to enrol

Now that you have decided to enrol in one of our education and training qualifications you will need to compete the following steps:

  1. Complete the Expression of Interest Form (you will be placed on a waiting list and contacted when your chosen course is next available)
  2. Once contacted, complete the enrolment form and any other forms requested
  3. Supply ID documents
  4. Undertake a LLN assessment (if required)
  5. On confirmation of enrolment pay initial enrolment fee

Note: If you are currently in Australia on a student visa, you are not permitted to undertake a course with YWCA Canberra. YWCA Canberra is not registered with CRICOS and it is therefore against the law for us to offer our courses to international students.


Please find a list of forms that you may need throughout your education and training journey with us. The forms can either be completed online or printed off and complete. These forms can be submitted to or can be handed in to one of our Education and Training team.