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Apprenticeships And Traineeships

Apprenticeships And Traineeships

Become skilled in a trade or job by learning under people who know the ropes. An apprenticeship or traineeship is your way of getting qualified – and you’ll be paid a wage while you’re learning.

About Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are ways to become trained and qualified in a trade or particular type of job. They offer benefits, including:

  • the ability to work and earn money while studying for your qualification
  • a nationally recognised qualification on completion of training
  • a mix of off-job learning (in a classroom, online, or at your employer’s premises) and on-job learning (in the workplace)
  • real life experience in the workplace.

Apprenticeships and traineeships can be full-time, part-time or school-based (done while you’re at school).

Employers taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

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:

  • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
  • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
  • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
  • Greater customer satisfaction through
  • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Eligibility Criteria

You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of a an eligible visa

You also need to be one of the following:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • aged 16 years or over, enrolled in school and undertaking training through the Training Guarantee for SACE Students (TGSS), or
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

Eligible individuals may be able to access:

  • one foundation skills course (if you are assessed to need it)
  • up to five bridging units at every qualification level (if assessed to need them)
  • unlimited priority courses.

Cost to the Participant

If a person is eligible for funding under WorkReady, the South Australian Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required. Places are strictly limited. The following student contribution fees will apply from the 06/07/18 to 31/12/18 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rate.

Qualification Name
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Contribution Fee

Concession Fee

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Am I eligible for Concession?

Fee Concessions and Fee Exemptions: Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible to for a concession course fee rather than the standard full course fee:

  • hold a health care card
  • hold a pensioner concession card
  • hold a pensioner concession card issued by the Department of Veteran Affairs
  • are a prison inmate, a detainee, on remand, held in a South Australian institution in connection with the commission of an offence, or a child in a South Australian detention centre older than 16 years.

Please note: Student must provide a copy of the concession card during our pre-induction process for the concession rates to be applied and ensure that it is valid for the full enrolment period.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read more

Credit Transfer

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 chargeRead more

Payment Plans

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)


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Fortnightly Payment Number 
of Payments
$270.00  $30.00 $30.00 x 9
$540.00 $60.00 $30.00   x 17
$560.00 $48.00 $32.00   x 17
$1120.00 $83.00 $61.00   x 18


Contribution Fee
Upfront Payment Monthly Payment Number 
of Payments
$270.00  $30.00 $60.00 x 5
$540.00 $60.00 $60.00 x 9
$560.00 $48.00 $64.00 x 9
$1120.00 $80.00 $104.00   x 11

Please note: 

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.

How to Apply

Step 1.
Find an employer willing to take you on as a Trainee or Apprentice.

This can be done through a Job Services Australia, job sites on the internet, advertising in the newspaper, or contacting your local Apprenticeship Network Provider.

Step 2.
Trainee commences employment with employer.

Step 3.
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.

Step 4.
Negotiate and sign a training plan with the approved RTO selected to provide the training for the Australian Apprentice.

Step 5.
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.

All students intending to use WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) prior to enrolment. 

Please note: School-based apprentices/trainees, TGSS and ICAN students are not required to undertake Reading, Writing and Numeracy skills indicators with ACCCO, as this forms part of the schools’ obligations.

Any Questions?

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