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Jobs And Skills Wa

What is Jobs and Skills WA?

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.

Funding only available for classroom study

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 Monday and Tuesday. Classes for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care are Thursdays and Fridays at the Perth State Library.

For more information about timetables and our Perth training facility, click 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 PIT, prospective students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are aged 15 years old or above
  • Not a Secondary School Student
  • Must be an Australian Citizen or a
  • A permanent visa holder or holder of visa subclass 309, 444, 785, 790, 820 or 826; or
  • Holders of a Bridging Visa E (subclasses 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of subclass 785 or 790; or
  • A dependent or spouse of the primary holder of a visa subclass 457. (Please note: New Zealand Citizens are not eligible unless they have obtained Australian permanent residency and can show evidence of this (as the standard Special Category Visa is a temporary Visa only).)
  • Must live in WA (excl. Residents of Christmas Island or Cocos Island)
  • Not a Prisoner
  • Must be available to attend class at the State Library of Western Australia (25 Francis St, Perth WA 6000) on:
    • Mondays and Tuesdays 9am – 2.30pm for Cert III students
    • Thursdays and Fridays 9am - 2.30pm for Diploma students
  • Existing workers are only required to attend class one day per week

Please note: Access to subsidised training is subject to availability. 

Cost to the Participant

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.

Qualification Name
Number of Units Nominal Hours
Contribution Fee

Concession Fee
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 $2,899.80
$1.62 per nominal hour
$0.48 per nominal hour

Please note:

  • 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.

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. 

VET in Schools

Secondary school students are exempt from course and resource fees if they:

  • Are enrolled at school, as defined in the School Education Act 1999; and
  • Are undertaking a VET course

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: Fee Waiver is not available for CHC50113.

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

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

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

Upfront Payment

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:

  • Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer
  • Cheque

Payment Plan

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.

Total Student
Contribution Fees
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.

Pay As You Go

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.

How to Apply

Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification, you will need to complete an online enrolment application 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. 

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.


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