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Training for School Based Students

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?

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Eligibility Criteria

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:

  • 16 years or over, and
  • be enrolled in SACE or equivalent
  • be in years 10, 11 or 12
  • be doing studies which contribute to SACE or equivalent, or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification, or both
  • undertake a general occupational health, safety and welfare awareness program before starting.
  • undertaking training through a training contract as an apprentice or trainee in identified courses.

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.

Qualification Name
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Contribution Fee

Concession Fee

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (only for TGSS students) 9
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
848 $200

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)

Payment Options

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

1. Choose Your Course

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an online enrolment form, Workready Form A & B, WorkReady Participant agreement and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).

Check you meet:

  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • English Language & Academic Requirements

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.

2. Prepare Your Application

Complete the forms mentioned above and prepare details of:

  • Colour copy of either: Passport, Driver’s Licence, Proof of Age Card and School ID. (Proof of age)
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)

- If passport provided please provide a copy of a letter addressed to address of student issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.

3. Process of Your Application

Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided. 

4. Letter of Offer

ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

5. Confirm Your Enrolment

If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

Please note that while ACCCO makes every opportunity to support each student throught the duration of study to achieve their qualification, successful completion of the qualification and employment outcomes are the responsibility of the student.

Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

Any Questions?

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