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The funding provided for Australian Apprenticeships is known as User Choice. User Choice is a national funding policy for Australian Apprenticeships promoting choice in training services provided to Employers and Australian Apprentices. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skill needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
A key feature of Australian Apprenticeships is more flexibility for the users (employers and Australian Apprentices) of the training system. User Choice is a model for achieving client responsive training which means that businesses and Australian Apprentices can select their own registered training organisation (RTO) and negotiate how, where and when the training and assessment is to occur.ACCCO is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the ACT Government to provide training for User Choice qualifications. Please see the ACT Government Skills Canberra website for more information about User Choice training and to check your eligibility.
For employers, Australian Apprentices can bring new and valuable resources and skills into a business.Traineeships allow you to develop qualified loyal staff that are familiar with your company, your work environment, your standards, your equipment and your customers. There are plenty of benefits to employers that include the following:
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
ACT subsidises qualifications for both new worker trainees or existing worker trainees. To be eligible for an ACT training contract the trainee must:
An Australian school based apprentice (ASBA) must:
If a person is eligible for funding under User Choice, the ACT Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. The following student contribution fees will apply from the 15/02/18 to 1/08/18.
||Number of Units
|CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
|CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
|CHC40213 Certificate IV in Education Support
|CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
|CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
|CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
|CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Australian Apprentices may be exempt from paying fees in the following circumstances:
RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read more
Credit transfer (sometimes known as advanced standing) is awarded when a student has completed the units required for a qualification at another Registered Training Organisation. This may reduce the amount of time it will take you to gain a qualification, and reduce the overall cost. ACCCO provides credit transfer free of charge. Read more
An upfront payment is required followed by your choice of fortnightly or monthly payments. We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay your student contribution fee:
No payment plans available for qualifications less than $200.00 (full upfront payment is required)
|Upfront Payment Amount||Fortnightly Payment Amount|
|$350.00||$25.00||$25.00 x 13 payments|
|Upfront Payment Amount||Monthly Payment Amount|
|$350.00||$30.00||$40.00 x 8 payments|
Final payment may vary depending on your chosen payment method and if you have any credit transfers. Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
Students who successfully complete their qualification may be eligible for a completion payment. A completion payment will be paid directly to the student upon completion of the qualification and a survey.
The completion payment is $300 for each qualification.
Students may be eligible to receive the completion payment for up to one (1) year after the date deemed competent, provided up to date email and bank account details are confirmed.
A student is not eligible for a completion payment where more than 50% of the units are completed through RPL and/or credit transfer (refer Completion Arrangements).
Find an employer willing to take you on as a Trainee or Apprentice.
Trainee commences employment with employer.
Choose an Apprenticeship Network Provider that will complete a training contract, assist in the selection of an appropriate qualification for the business and nominate a RTO to deliver the training. The training contract may commence on the same day that employment commences or may commence at a later date.
Negotiate and sign a training plan with the approved RTO selected to provide the training for the Australian Apprentice.
Organise and continuously take part in the workplace component of the structured training for the Australian Apprentice through to completion of the qualification. This ensures assessment and validation of competence in the workplace.
For assistance with your enrolment, our Apprenticeship Coordinators are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have.
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