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An apprenticeship or traineeship allows you to become qualified in a trade or vocation and be paid a wage while you are learning. Your training will usually include a mix of classroom or workshop learning and practical learning on the job with your employer. Apprenticeships and traineeships can be full-time or part-time, or school-based (started while you are at school). Apprentices and trainees undertake a nationally recognised qualification as part of their training contract.
Apprenticeships and traineeships offer benefits, including:
Skilling South Australia is helping more people get skills and qualifications to build lasting careers and meet the needs of industry. The initiative encompasses a range of activities to support more apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities in South Australia.
The South Australian Government is committed to ensuring that these opportunities are attractive to jobseekers, business and industry, and meets the state’s skills needs now and in the future.
To achieve this goal, the State Government is investing $100m, with a further $103m from the Commonwealth Government through the Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership Agreement, to create an additional 20,800 apprenticeships and traineeships over the next four years. Read More.
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:
Extra support is available to Aboriginal South Australians who want to build their career through an apprenticeship or traineeship. The Aboriginal Apprenticeship initiative can connect you with employers to learn, earn and work in a vocation or trade of your choice. You receive personalised mentoring to help you successfully complete your apprenticeship or traineeship.
You can apply if you’re looking to do an apprenticeship, traineeship or school-based apprenticeship or traineeship and are:
To find out more and talk to your local Aboriginal Apprenticeship Coordinator, call the Infoline on 1800 627 849.
You may be eligible for a government subsidised training place if you either live or work in South Australia, and you are:
You also need to be one of the following:
Eligible individuals may be able to access:
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 07/01/2019 to 01/08/2020.
||Number of Units
|CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Aged Education and Care||19||1013||$570||$285|
|CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector
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:
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.
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|
|$270.00||$30.00||$30.00 x 9 payments|
|$285.00||$35.00||$25.00 x 10 payments|
|$500.00||$50.00||$30.00 x 15 payments|
|$540.00||$60.00||$30.00 x 17 payments|
|$560.00||$48.00||$32.00 x 17 payments|
|$570.00||$60.00||$30.00 x 17 payments|
|$1000.00||$82.00||$51.00 x 18 payments|
|$1120.00||$83.00||$61.00 x 18 payments|
|Upfront Payment Amount||Monthly Payment Amount|
|$270.00||$30.00||$60.00 x 5 payments|
|$285.00||$35.00||$50.00 x 5 payments|
|$500.00||$50.00||$50.00 x 9 payments|
|$540.00||$60.00||$60.00 x 9 payments|
|$560.00||$48.00||$64.00 x 9 payments|
|$570.00||$70.00||$50.00 x 10 payments|
|$1000.00||$82.00||$102.00 x 9 payments|
|$1120.00||$80.00||$104.00 x 11 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.
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.
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.
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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