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).
What can I study with ACCCO?
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
Although the training is subsidised heavily by the SA Government, students must make a contribution called a ‘Student Fee’ toward the training. Places are strictly limited. The following Student Fees will apply from 12/07/17 to 28/02/18 or until places run out. Once funding has run out the fees will be calculated at the Fee For Service Rate.
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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 (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:
- Less than $200: no payment plans available (full upfront payment is required)
- $200 to $600: $50/month
Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
How to Apply
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.
Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to contact our SA office to arrange a time to complete this upfront LLN assessment along with your enrolment.
(08) 8284 1794
28B Anderson Walk,
Smithfield, SA 5114