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As Western Australia’s economy grows and diversifies, the outlook for jobs is constantly changing. Jobs and Skills WA is the way the State Government, through the Department, prioritises its investment in training to focus on courses that equip people to take up jobs that are, or will be, in high demand. Priorities include apprenticeships, eligible traineeships and priority industry qualifications.
ACCCO is an approved training provider offering Early Childhood Education and Care funded courses. Please see further information on the Jobs and Skills WA website here.
Jobs and Skills WA funding is only available for students who attend classroom study. External students do not qualify for any funding assistance with fees.
To enrol in this funding, students are required to attend class to achieve the required face-to-face training hours. Classes for
the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care are taking enrolments now and run every Tuesday. Classes for the Diploma of Early
Childhood Education and Care are due to commence from Friday 7th August 2020 (pending minimum numbers).
For more information about timetables and our Perth training facility, click here.
To be eligible to undertake training under PIT, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
Please note: Access to subsidised training is subject to availability.
If a person is eligible for funding under Jobs and Skills WA, the Western Australian Government will subsidise the costs of their accredited training, although a student contribution fee will be required.
||Number of Units||Nominal Hours
|CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
$1.62 per nominal hour
$0.48 per nominal hour
|CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care||28||1790||
$1.62 per nominal hour
$0.48 per nominal hour
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
Students in State Government Care
Students not enrolled at school are exempt from course and resource fees if they:
VET in Schools
Secondary school students are exempt from course and resource fees if they:
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: Fee Waiver is not available for CHC50113.
RPL is an assessment only process for experienced workers who are seeking formal recognition of their existing skills and knowledge. Read
The Jobs & Skills WA Priority Industry Training for individuals (PIT) Program does not fund units completed in an RPL pathway. Students can apply for RPL for one or more units, however, all units completed under a RPL pathway will not be funded and students will need to pay for these units at ACCCO’s fee for service rate.
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 charge. Read more
Students can choose to pay up to $1500 of their student contribution fees upfront at enrolment. Further payments of up to $1500 can be made at later stages of a student's enrolment. ACCCO accepts the following payment methods:
Students can choose to enter into a payment plan arrangement to pay off their student contribution fees in smaller amounts over a period of time.
Students entering into an ACCCO payment plan have the option of fortnightly or monthly payments. Students with contributions fees of over $1500 can also request a weekly payment plan.
Payment plans require an initial upfront payment towards their student contribution fees to set up the plan, and then each payment period a recurring payment amount is direct debited from the student's nominated account.
Students are given recurring payment amount options when setting up their plan.
Example plans are given below.
|Upfront Payment Amount||Recurring Payment Details|
|$500.00||$50.00||$25.00 x 18 fortnightly payments|
|$800.00||$100.00||$50.00 x 14 monthly payments|
|$4630.00||$310.00||$80 x 54 weekly payments|
Please note the above is an example only and may not reflect your actual course fees or the applicable payment plan options.
Please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 to discuss payment options applicable to you.
Students that are not receiving any funding for their course can choose to pay as they go. This is where a student will pay the fees for
each unit of competency prior to commencing it.
Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification, you will need to complete an online enrolment
and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN). Alternatively, you can contact our head office and these forms can be emailed or
posted to you.