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Work Ready

What is WorkReady?

WorkReady is a South Australian government initiative that brings together funding for training, employment and skills activities. WorkReady is about targeting training and employment opportunities to the needs of people, strategic industries and regions.

Individuals need to meet course entry requirements and verify their eligibility for enrolment before being enrolled in a government subsidised training place.

ACCCO is an approved training provider offering Early Childhood Education and Care funded courses. For more information please visit the WorkReady website here.

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

To be eligible to undertake training under the Qualification Quota WORKREADY program, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • aged 16 years or over and not enrolled at school, or
  • reside or work in South Australia, and
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
  • a permanent Australian resident, or
  • the holder of an eligible visa
  • Successfully complete the Upfront Assessment (required level)

Check your eligibility here.

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

Please note:

  • Course fees include all resources and materials
  • Pricing is the same for both classroom delivery and external study.
  • Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for WorkReady Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rates > Click Here <

Am I eligible for Concession?

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: Proof of eligibility for concession must be demonstrated prior to the commencement of training. If the concession is valid for the full enrolment period, then all eligible units commenced within that period attract the concession rate. If the concession is valid for part of the enrolment period, then only eligible units commenced prior to the expiry of the concession attract the concession rate.

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

1. Choose Your Course

All students intending to use WorkReady funding will be required to demonstrate satisfactory language, literacy and numeracy skills (LLN) prior to enrolment. This is completed at our SA office.

Check you meet:

  • Minimum Age Requirement
  • English Language & Academic Requirements
  • Appropriate Visa Requirements

2. Contact our SA Office

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 the LLN assessment along with your enrolment form. 

Phone: (08) 8284 1794
Address: 26 Anderson Walk, Smithfield, SA 5114

3. Prepare Your Application

Once you have arranged your appointment, you will need to prepare details of:

  • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
  • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
  • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.

4. Submit Your Application

Your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents will be submitted following a sucsessful outcome of the LLN indicator. 

5. 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. 

6. 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.

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

Any Questions?

For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. Contact us now and we'll get you started... 


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