For registered training organisations (RTOs)

Apprentice and trainee funding

Your registered training organisation (RTO) may be able to apply for User Choice funding to deliver training for apprenticeships and traineeships in the Northern Territory (NT).

You may be able to apply for funding for your organisation to deliver the following:

  • certificate II and III qualifications for new employees
  • certificate IV or diploma for employees commencing employment or progressing from a lower level qualification
  • one progression level for a student - for example, from certificate II to III, or certificate III to IV.

Benefits of funding

The program aims to give employers and their apprentices or trainees:

  • a choice of RTOs
  • the ability to negotiate key aspects of their training, such as where, how and when it's provided.

Who can apply

You must be an RTO provider to apply for and receive this funding.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

After you apply

You will be offered a training contract once your application has been approved.

You must maintain your status as an RTO for the duration of your contract.

Read more on application criteria and contractual arrangements in the User Choice funding policy on the Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade website.


For more information, contact the program officer on 08 8935 7720 or email

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Last updated: 27 September 2022

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