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Traineeships and Apprenticeships offer the ability to ‘learn and earn’ from day one. The User Choice program provides public funding for the delivery of accredited, entry level training to apprentices and trainees. The program aims to provide funding aligned to the skills needs of industry and respond to changing government priorities.
ACCCO is a pre-qualified supplier approved by the Queensland Government to deliver publicly funded training and assessment. For more information on this program please refer to the Department of Education and Training website here.
The program provides the flexibility for apprentices, trainees and their employers to select a preferred registered training organisation
(RTO) from a list of pre-qualified suppliers for the delivery of nationally recognised, accredited training to meet their specific needs.
The program works in conjunction with the Commonwealth Australian Apprenticeships System, under which apprentices and trainees (also known
in some jurisdictions as "Australian Apprentices") enter into legally binding training contracts with their employers and receive
structured training to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
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:
Prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
New or Existing workers eligible to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship:
School Based Trainees (SAT):
Years 10, 11 and 12, are trained in the workplace while continuing to study in the School.
A School Based Trainee (SAT) must:
The majority of the course fees are contributed by the Department of Education and Training (DET) except for the Student Contribution Fee. The student contribution fee, may be paid on behalf of the student by their employer or another third party, but cannot be paid or waived by ACCCO.
The government contribution will be detailed in the apprentice or trainee’s Letter of Registration from the department, and is subject to student eligibility and their selection of an eligible PQS as their SRTO. Payment of funding is subject to the conditions set out in the VET Pre-qualified Supplier Agreement.
||Number of Units
||Student Contribution Fee
||Partial Exemption 40% (concession)||
SAT - School based apprentices/trainees
|Fee-free Year 12 Graduates
|CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
$1.60 per nominal hour
|CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
$1.60 per nominal hour
|CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:
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
We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay for your qualification:
Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
An apprentice or trainee can only receive one government contribution for a User Choice funded qualification at any single point in time. Once you complete a maximum of two government contributions for a User Choice funded qualification you will no longer be eligible for further subsidised training under the User Choice 2017–20 program.
Please note that pricing and course availability is subject to change without notice. For more information on this program you can download
the Queensland Government User Choice policy here.
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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