What is TGSS?
Sign up to a Training Guarantee while you’re at school. As part of your South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), or equivalent senior secondary certificate, you’ll put yourself on a pathway to a job or trade.
The Training Guarantee for SACE students enables you to start training for your Certificate III pathway at school. You’ll earn credits towards your VET qualification and SACE (or equivalent), and complete work placement for on the job training. Course fees for TGSS Approved Certificate II qualifications are fully subsidised. You’ll pay some course fees towards Certificate III qualifications and pay incidental fees for personal items such as tools, clothing or other training materials.
What is ASbA?
A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is not that different from a regular apprenticeship or traineeship. The difference is that you still attend school while working and studying as an apprentice or trainee.
As a school-based apprentice or trainee, you’ll have an employer who will employ and train you on the job plus you’ll do some formal off-job training with a training provider.
What is ICAN?
ICAN students are enrolled in a state government secondary school in South Australia under the Department of Education and Child Development’s Flexible Learning Options (FLO) enrolment strategy. The FLO strategy allows the school student to be funded to undertake training options outside of the school campus while the school retains duty of care and responsibility for the student.
FLO is a type of enrolment that is used to support school enrolled students who have complex needs. These students are referred to as ICAN students.
What can I study with ACCCO?
To be eligible to undertake training under TGSS program:
- 16 years or over, and
- enrolled in SACE (or equivalent) at school and already completing, or have completed, VET or work placement that is related to your pathway.
You are guaranteed a funded place at a Training Provider when you leave school if you:
- complete the SACE (or equivalent), including at least 210 nominal hours of nationally accredited VET plus 140 hours of relevant work placement, and
- plan to complete a Certificate III (or higher) at a Training Provider, and
- do not plan to take a break or ‘gap year’ after finishing school.
Read more about the WorkReady offer for school enrolled students.
Please note: TGSS is not available to students who are employed under a training contract as part of a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.
To be eligible to undertake training under ASbA program:
To be eligible to undertake training under ICAN program :
ICAN students who want access to WorkReady subsidised training must first apply for an exemption to WorkReady eligibility requirements using the WorkReady ICAN Application for Exemption form. Please refer to the Workready website for further exemption eligibility.
- be aged 16 years or over
- have an ICAN Case Manager assigned to them
- meet the minimum level of 'moderately engaged' on the ICAN Student Engagement Matrix
- have the literacy and numeracy levels adequate to commence and successfully complete their training.
Cost to the Participant
Course fees for TGSS Approved Certificate II qualifications are fully subsidised. You’ll pay some course fees towards Certificate III qualifications and pay incidental fees for personal items such as tools, clothing or other training materials.
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Am I eligible for Concession?
Students who hold any of the following concession cards at the time of their enrolment may be eligible for a concession fee rather than the standard full course fee: hold a health care card or hold a pensioner concession card.
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.
Additional Costs: POLICE CHECK (For all forms of screening conducted for volunteers and students on placement)
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
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 your enrolment.
Please note: Schools remain responsible for ensuring that students have adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills, and for the provision of adequate support to enable successful completion of the training course.
(08) 8284 1794
28B Anderson Walk,
Smithfield, SA 5114