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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. For further information please refer to the ACT Government Skills Canberra website here.
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:
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
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
Students can choose to pay up to $1500 of their student contribution fees upfront at enrolment. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at later stages of a student's enrolment. ACCCO accepts the following payment methods:
Students can choose to enter into a payment plan arrangement to pay off their student contribution fees in smaller amounts over a period of time.
Students entering into an ACCCO payment plan have the option of fortnightly or monthly payments. Students with contributions fees of over $1500 can also request a weekly payment plan.
Payment plans require an initial upfront payment towards their student contribution fees to set up the plan, and then each payment period a recurring payment amount is direct debited from the student's nominated account.
Students are given recurring payment amount options when setting up their plan.
Example plans are given below.
|Upfront Payment Amount||Recurring Payment Details|
|$500.00||$50.00||$25.00 x 18 fortnightly payments|
|$800.00||$100.00||$50.00 x 14 monthly payments|
|$4630.00||$310.00||$80 x 54 weekly payments|
Please note the above is an example only and may not reflect your actual course fees or the applicable payment plan options.
Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
Students that are not receiving any funding for their course can choose to pay as they go. This is where a student will pay the fees for
each unit of competency prior to commencing it.
Before entering into an apprenticeship, the student must find an employer willing to take them on as a trainee or apprentice. You and your employer will need to sign a formal training contract.
You can find an employer by:
Your Apprenticeship Network Provider will help you sign a training contract with your employer. They will work with you and your employer to identify the training and support you need. The training contract may commence on the same day that employment commences or may commence at a later date.
As part of your traineeship you will undertake a nationally recognised qualification with ACCCO who will provide the training for the Australian Trainee.
Our Trainee and Apprenticeship Coordinator is more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you