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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.

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-Based Traineeships 

What is a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship?

A school-based apprenticeship or traineeship is an employment-based learning pathway, which combines off the job training and on the job training that leads to a nationally recognised qualification. SBAT students can enter into an employment arrangement directly with an employer, or through a group training organisation (GTO).

To do an SBAT, you need to:

  • be a full time school student enrolled in a government or non-government school as defined in the School Education Act 1999;
  • be aged15 years or more1;
  • be undertaking an approved school-based apprenticeship or traineeship qualification;
  • have a registered training contract with an employer;
  • have the school-based apprenticeship or traineeship recognised on your Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE2); and
  • be an Australian citizen or hold a visa that is consistent with the employment and study requirements of the training contract. 

Please note: Secondary school students will not pay any fees for a school-based apprenticeship or traineeship.
For more information: https://dtwd.wa.gov.au

Information for Employers

The State Government has announced the introduction of an employer incentive scheme from 1 July 2019, to help thousands of Western Australian employers with the costs of employing an apprentice or new entrant trainee. It aims to increase apprenticeship and traineeship commencements by extending State Government support to a wider range of businesses. For more information https://www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au

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

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
760 $2,470
$3.25 per nominal hour
$737.20
$0.97 per nominal hour
$420
CHC40113 Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
19
825
$2,681.25
$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. The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees. 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, 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:

  • 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

Before entering into an apprenticeship, the student must find an employer willing to take them on as a trainee or apprentice. You and your employer will need to sign a formal training contract.

You can find an employer by:

  • Search job websites such as seek.com and newspaper advertisements
  • Talk to early childhood services in your local area
  • asking your friends, family and others in your community about what might be available
  • talk to an Apprenticeship Network Provider as they may be able to link you with potential employers

Step 2. Commence Employment

Once the student commences employment, you will need to fill out a trainee/sign up request form and return to apprenticeships@accco.com.au

Step 3. Choose an Apprenticeship Network Provider

Your Apprenticeship Network Provider will help you sign a training contract with your employer. They will work with you and your employer to identify the training and support you need. The training contract may commence on the same day that employment commences or may commence at a later date.

Step 4. Commence Training

As part of your traineeship you will undertake a nationally recognised qualification with ACCCO who will provide the training for the Australian Trainee. 

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