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Apprenticeships And Traineeships

About Apprenticeships and traineeships

Apprenticeships and traineeships are an excellent way to combine training with work, enabling you to have a job while you complete training towards a nationally recognised qualification. They are available to anyone of working age. You can do an apprenticeship or traineeship if you are a school-leaver, re-entering the workforce or as an adult worker simply wishing to change careers. You can even begin your apprenticeship or traineeship while you're still at school in years 11 and 12.

When you finish your apprenticeship or traineeship you will have a nationally recognised qualification that's held in high regard in many overseas countries as well.

Employers taking on an Apprentice or Trainee

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:

  • Qualified employees trained your way for your business
  • Government funding assistance for the training of eligible apprentices and trainees
  • Financial benefits for you including Commonwealth Government incentives
  • Greater customer satisfaction through
  • Greater customer satisfaction through well trained staff

What can I study with ACCCO?

CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care

CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care

CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care

Eligibility Criteria

Traineeships are available for anyone of working age to train, study and earn an income in a wide range of occupations while they remain employed. Traineeships fall into two categories:

  • New Worker – A new worker trainee is a person who starts their employment with an employer under a training contract or has been employed with the same employer for less than 3 months full-time or less than 12 months part-time employment.
  • Existing Worker – An existing worker trainee is defined as a person employed with the same employer continuously for more than 3 months full-time or 12 months casual or part-time or a combination of both, immediately prior to starting their training contract.


School students wanting to undertake a School Based Traineeship must:

  • Be an Australian Citizen or hold an Australian Visa that will support employment and study arrangements specified in the training contract;
  • Be enrolled full time in a school or registered home education arrangement;
  • Be at least 15 years of age;
  • Have parent/guardians approval and signature on the training contract
  • Have support and agreement from your school to do the program;

Please note: Secondary school students will not pay any fees for a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.

Cost to the Participant

New Worker Traineeship:

Qualification Name
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Student
Contribution Fee

Student
Concession Fee

Maximum Annual Fee for Secondary School Age Persons (no longer at school)
CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services
9
355
$1,153.75
$3.25 per nominal hour
$344.35
$0.97 per nominal hour
$420
CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
18
820
$2,665
$3.25 per nominal hour
$795.40
$0.97 per nominal hour
$420
CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
19
825
$2,6681.25
$3.25 per nominal hour
$800.25
$0.97 per nominal hour
$420
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
25
1510
$8,742.90
$5.79 per nominal hour
N/A
N/A
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
28
1790
$10,364.10
$5.79 per nominal hour
$3,114.60
$1.74 per nominal hour
N/A

Existing Worker Traineeship:

Qualification Name
Number of Units
Nominal Hours
Student
Contribution Fee

Student
Concession Fee

Maximum Annual Fee for Secondary School Age Persons
CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
19
825
$4,776.75
$5.79 per nominal hour
N/A
$420
CHC50213 Diploma of School Age Education and Care
25
1510
$8,742.90
$5.79 per nominal hour
N/A
N/A
CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
28
1790
$10,364.10
$5.79 per nominal hour
$3,114.60
$1.74 per nominal hour
N/A


Please note:  Course fees include all resources and materials. Students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for Funding, fees will be calculated at the Fee-For-Service rates > Click Here <

Am I eligible for Concession?

The following students are entitled to the concession rate on course fees:

a) Persons and dependants of persons holding:

    i) A Pensioner Concession Card.

    ii) A Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

    iii) A Health Care Card.

b) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY.

c) Persons and dependants of persons in receipt of the Youth Allowance.

d) Persons and dependants of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

e) Secondary school-aged persons in 2018, students born on or after 1 July 2000 who are at least 15 years of age and not enrolled at school.

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.

Fee Exemptions:

Students in State Government Care

Students not enrolled at school are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  • Are under the care of the Chief Executive Officer of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support: and
  • Are a secondary school-aged person; or
  • Are under 18 years of age.

Fee Waiver

ACCCO may waive all fees for student applicants who can prove severe financial hardship. Financial hardship is defined by Jobs & Skills WA and applicants MUST meet the definition and criteria to be eligible for a waiver. ACCCO will require information from applicant to prove their severe financial hardship claim.

Please note: CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care NOT available for FEE Waiver since February 2017.

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 Options

We have the following payment schemes available to help you pay for your qualification:

  • Pay as you go: pay for each unit before you receive it, by credit card payment over the phone
  • Payment plan: your choice of weekly, fortnightly or monthly payments 

Upfront Payment 
(includes enrolment fee + first unit)
Weekly Payments Fortnightly Payments Monthly Payments
$310.00
$80.00 $160.00 $320.00


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

Step 1.
Find an employer willing to take you on as a Trainee or Apprentice.

This can be done through a Job Services Australia, job sites on the internet, advertising in the newspaper, or contacting your local Apprenticeship Network Provider.

Step 2.
Trainee commences employment with employer.

Step 3.
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.

Step 4.
Negotiate and sign a training plan with the approved RTO selected to provide the training for the Australian Apprentice.

Step 5.
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.

Any Questions?

For assistance with your enrolment, our Apprenticeship Coordinators 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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